OldWiseGuy's link: whites are almost TWICE as likely to be killed by police officers.
According to data from the Centers for Disease Control, between 1999 and 2011, 2,151 whites died as a result of being shot by police compared to 1,130 blacks.
essentialsaltes: The bolded text is a lie. An obvious lie. A childish lie. Only the innumerate would fall for such a transparent lie.
OldWiseGuy: 1.9 times is "almost twice" (unless my math is off).
Iluvatar: Do you know what percentage of the population is made up by blacks? Do you know why that's important to your argument?
OldWiseGuy: So what is the "truth of the matter"?
essentialsaltes: Iluvatar ... and I have been trying to help you find the truth for yourself. Start with iluvatar's questions
OldWiseGuy: I asked for your opinion, not help with mine.
essentialsaltes: Sorry, no. You asked for the truth. The truth is independent of opinion.
You can find it if you go about the process with an honest and unbiased mind. If I just give it to you, you'll just reject it. Go back and answer Iluvatar's questions. You'll find it for yourself.
essentialsaltes: Excellent. Do you agree then, that it is not a fact (or a statistic) that "whites are almost TWICE as likely to be killed by police officers."
OldWiseGuy: I already conceded that point, in post 29. You're beating a dead horse here.
2Timothy2:15: Here are some more stats. Stats clearly show that more white people are killed by police year over year than any other race.
essentialsaltes: Yes, and more right handed people are on death row than left handers. That's not the relevant statistic.
Even our local curmudgeon OldWiseGuy conceded this point. Black people are more likely to be killed by police, year after year. That is the relevant statistic.
2Timothy2:15: If black people are more likely to be killed the numbers would match, which they don't.