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ouishi221 karma

I assure you, everyone behind them in line is just as pissed as you.

ouishi41 karma

But as a rate, blacks are still are killed more often since 63% of the US is white and only 12-13% are black.

ouishi38 karma

What is being done about protesters and media arrested in Baton Rouge?

I have many friends out there, and to my knowledge, many were arrested while demonstrating on private property with permission from the owner. I am curious about the constitutionality of these arrests, and have been told the local ACLU has already been contacted.

P.S. Thank you guys for all you do!!!

ouishi16 karma

As I mentioned above, DOJ reports confirm that blacks are more likely to be arrested and convicted of the same crime as whites are. Meaning, arrest records will show lots of black men committing violent crime while not reflecting situations de-escalated by police preventing arrest, which is more likely to happen with white perpetrators. It is also important to note that arrests may be happening because police are there, likely due to stereotypes (read: more black men are arrested for violence because more police officers were in the neighborhood to witness it). Rates could still be higher, but it is almost impossible to track without knowing the actual number of perps.

ouishi3 karma

But do they really commit more crime or are they disproportionately arrested and convicted? This is a difficult distinction to make, but even DOJ reports confirm that a person of color is more likely to be arrested and convicted of a specific crime than a Caucasian...