Flaw In Shooting Study: Data Come From Police Being Studied

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There’s been much talk this week about a new study from Harvard economics professor Roland Fryer on racial bias in police shootings. Much news coverage has focused on the study’s surprising-to-some conclusion that racial bias doesn’t factor into police use of lethal force, at least in the city of Houston once the officer has stopped a civilian.  The most pertinent flaw in the study is the same flaw in any study that relies on police . . .

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