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And that's fine, fine indeed (for reporting purposes). Now if only media news can focus on these issues as a whole rather than sensationalizing the divisive racial angle.
originally posted by: Greven
originally posted by: JohnFisher
According to the FBI the known homicide stats for for 2013 are as follows:
*Taking the lead with a tally of 2,509 homicides is white on white
*Coming in at a close second with 2,245 homicides is black on black
*In third place with 409 homicides is black on white
*Fourth place, a measly 189, homicides is white on black
*Fifth place under below aren't even worth mentioning.
It is my understanding that violent crime trends as a whole aren't too far off this mark, yet yellow media greatly skews our perception. Yes, I know that police are the focus of a lot of things, but it's difficult finding any reliable information about that. Still, one has to realize that media as a whole probably distorts our perception of it as well.
My point being... Of course there is no outrage over contents of the original post. It doesn't fit the agenda. Still, I don't necessarily think there should be any media outrage over the incident. After all, justice is being served.
As mentioned, the stats as we know them are based on known murders... or, more accurately, murder convictions. Further, around 1/3rd of murders are unsolved, so that number is only telling part of the story.
FBI reports 461 killed by police in 2013. These aren't tallied on that markup. Worse, this isn't an accurate number - only a number derived from self-reporting departments, which are not obligated to provide said number of killings (this I think has recently changed).
However, a citizen-led effort began in 2013 - Killed By Police. These researchers scoured news reports in order to get their numbers - and they found reports of the killing of 767 people by police from May 1st to December 31st. That means a whole lot of departments aren't reporting shootings to the FBI.
So, how many are police killing in a year? Well, last year (2014), KBP found news reports for 1104 people killed by the police.
Now, think about that for a second - there were 5,723 known murders in 2013 and 767 people killed by police for half a year in 2013.
originally posted by: Liquesence
a reply to: christophoros
While we're at it might as well send most of the white Americans back to their ancestors' countries.
Whoever said send blacks back to Africa is (hopefully) obviously baiting. Ignore that person.