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Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Wednesday, June 03, 2020

Most Americans say the anger about black deaths at the hands of police officers that led to recent protests is fully justified, even if they do not feel the same about the actual actions. A majority of the public now agrees that the police are more likely to use excessive force with a black person than a white person in similar situations. Only one-third of the country held this opinion four years ago. The Monmouth ("Mon-muth") University Poll also finds that the number of people who consider racial and ethnic discrimination to be a big problem has increased from about half in 2015 to nearly 3 in 4 now.

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...In other results, President Donald Trump's job rating has ticked down again as opinion that the country is headed down the wrong track surpasses 70% for the first time in Monmouth's polling....

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-06-02 01:15 PM | Reply

How much more likely are police to use excessive force on someone who is of a lower economic class than someone who is upper middle class or rich?

#2 | Posted by sentinel at 2020-06-02 03:07 PM | Reply

#2 | Posted by sentinel

Depends on what color they are, Einstein.

#3 | Posted by Angrydad at 2020-06-02 03:21 PM | Reply

"opinion that the country is headed down the wrong track surpasses 70% for the first time in Monmouth's polling...."

^
It's only the Deplorables and a small handful of elites that are still supporting Trump.

#4 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-06-02 03:41 PM | Reply

@#4 ... It's only the Deplorables and a small handful of elites that are still supporting Trump. ...

Yeah, about one-third of the Country, apparently.


#5 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-06-02 10:05 PM | Reply

How much more likely are police to use excessive force on someone who is of a lower economic class than someone who is upper middle class or rich?

#2 | POSTED BY SENTINEL

A great deal.

But being black adds to it exponentially.

And the protection someone who is upper middle class or rich gets disappears if they are black.

#6 | Posted by Sycophant at 2020-06-03 12:21 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Interesting: Fatal police shootings in the United States seems to only be increasing, with a total 228 civilians having been shot, 31 of whom were Black, as of March 30, 2020.
www.statista.com

#7 | Posted by gracieamazed at 2020-06-03 12:25 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

News flash. Cops more likely to use excessive force on whites.

#8 | Posted by Sniper at 2020-06-03 12:34 PM | Reply

News flash. Cops more likely to use excessive force on whites.

#8 | POSTED BY SNIPER

News Flash: SNIPER is a moron.

Oh...that's not really news...

#9 | Posted by Sycophant at 2020-06-03 12:35 PM | Reply

Two words:

No ----.

#10 | Posted by madscientist at 2020-06-03 01:21 PM | Reply

Interesting: Fatal police shootings in the United States seems to only be increasing, with a total 228 civilians having been shot, 31 of whom were Black, as of March 30, 2020.
www.statista.com

#7 | Posted by gracieamazed at 2020-06-03 12:25 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

From your link: 42 were white, and 139 "unknown". Other than police seem to be shooting people at a higher rate this year than the last couple, what's the point of your quote? I'm not seeing a lot else you can pull from that data set.

Also from your link - last year: 1004 police shootings, 370 White, 235 Black, 202 "unknown". Sure seems a disproportionate number are black - roughly double their proportion in the population, without even adding in any from the "unknown" category. Add to that the difficulty in collecting the statistics because there is no uniformity in requirements for reporting police-involved shootings and we have a real data problem.

News flash. Cops more likely to use excessive force on whites.

#8 | Posted by Sniper at 2020-06-03 12:34 PM | Reply

News flash. Not all police-involved shootings are "excessive force" (and not all excessive use of force are shootings), which is also something these raw statistic can't really illuminate. This is especially the case here since the judgement of whether a shooting was justified or not is coming from the police, some of whom have been demonstrably lying about the circumstances of their use of force. That kind of makes the whole discussion a little more difficult than the simplistic "more whites got shot" or "a higher proportion of shootings were blacks" doesn't it. By the way, white people are shot at a rate well below their proportion in the population, even if you were to assume all the "unknowns" were white.

Seems like a complex topic that deserves a deep, thoughtful examination. Are you going to give it that?

#11 | Posted by StatsPlease at 2020-06-03 05:51 PM | Reply

and not all excessive use of force are shootings

Good point.
George Floyd wasn't shot; different type of excessive force.

#12 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2020-06-03 06:10 PM | Reply

"Majority (57%) says police are more likely to use excessive force on blacks than whites. Up from 34% in 2016."

We're nearing the point where only Deplorables are denying the obvious truth.
Like, we've closed half the gap, in just four years!
That's pretty amazing.

#13 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-06-03 06:23 PM | Reply

"A great deal.
But being black adds to it exponentially."

Show your work.

"And the protection someone who is upper middle class or rich gets disappears if they are black."

Dubious statement. If they squander away the privilege they had due to economic class and connections, then yeah. Otherwise they're still less likely to be on the receiving end of excessive force or police brutality than a poor person of any color.

#14 | Posted by sentinel at 2020-06-04 10:23 AM | Reply

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