Police Shootings

The Problems with U.S. Policing Need More Light—and Far Less Heat

I spend at least 40 hours a week working for a non-profit devoted to improving policing—mostly in the U.S. I’m also a former pastor of 13 years and a seminary graduate. That mix shapes how I look at the recently re-ignited controversies surrounding U.S. policing and leads me to four observations.

1. We obviously can’t do without police.

The Christian worldview recognizes some realities of human nature and society.

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Our database of police officers who shoot citizens reveals who’s most likely to shoot

"If fatal shootings of minority civilians are due to bias by white officers, we would expect that when white officers are involved in a fatal shooting, the person fatally shot would be more likely to be black or Hispanic. This is not what we found." - The Conversation

(HT: Intellectual Takeout)

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The Police Shooting Debate: Misleading Arguments Obscure Sobering Truths

"So, no, America is not executing black men or white men for petty offenses, but by multiplying those petty offenses America is placing its police and its citizens at increased risk for tension, confusion, anger, and — ultimately — death." NationalReview

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