Racial Bias In Police Shootings

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After reviewing a study titled, A Multi-Level Bayesian Analysis of Racial Bias in Police Shootings at the County-Level in the United States, 2011–2014, I gather some facts comparing unarmed African Americans being shot as to others. Ross (2015) found that across almost every county, people who were unarmed and shot by police officers had a much higher probability of being African American or Hispanic as to being white. The purpose of this study was to estimate the county-level risk ratios of being shot by a police officer as a target because of the race or ethnicity of a suspect and their status, whether armed or unarmed.
I am interested in excessive force used by police officers towards African Americans. We have seen or heard of protest such as, “Black Lives Matter” and “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot”. These were based on African Americans being injured or killed due to police officers. In the past few years we have heard of many case where
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First, based on my findings there are scholars that examined police brutality against blacks which has increased quite a bit over the years ( In other words, there is a chance we may run into one of these problems now that these incidents are occurring more frequently. I believe we should all become educated on what is going on around us. Another reason for this study is the fact that according to Turner and Richardson (2016) police brutality appears more frequent minority groups. This may have a psychological effect, including racial trauma, on a person of this race. The last reason for why this study is important is because I would like to display how the public views police officers’ actions towards African Americans. Dost (2104 ) mentioned that there are significant differences in the confidence that African Americans and whites have in their local police
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