In last night’s debate Clinton claimed the New York City murder rate is down under progressive Mayor Bill de Blasio. Wrong.
Clinton is also wrong to impugn that police are out to kill young black men, the meme of her “Black Lives Matter” friends. An April 2015 study by Peter Moskos, assistant professor at the City University of New York, found that white Americans are significantly more likely to die at the hands of police than blacks.
Adjusted for the homicide rate, whites are 1.7 times more likely than blacks die at the hands of police. Adjusted for the racial disparity at which police are feloniously killed, whites are 1.3 times more likely than blacks to die at the hands of police.More facts, from the same Edmund Kozak article in “LifeZette”:
- Police are three times less likely to shoot unarmed black suspects than unarmed white suspects — and take far longer to decide whether or not to shoot armed black suspects than armed white ones.
- Blacks commit homicide at eight times the rate of whites and Hispanics combined. Black males between the ages of 14-17 commit gun homicide at nearly 10 times the rate of white and Hispanic male teens combined.
- Over the past decade, black males comprised 40% of all cop killers, though they are 6% of the population. That means that an officer is 18.5 times more likely to be killed by a black male than an unarmed black male is to be killed by a police officer.