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Wall Street Journal Quote about OIS Stats

10/18/2017 9:58:00 PM

From The Wall Street Journal, by columnist Jason L. Riley:

“[S]tatistics that are available suggest that police today use deadly force significantly less often than in the past. In New York City, home to the nation’s largest police force, officer-involved shootings have fallen by more than 90% since the early 1970s, and national trends have been similarly dramatic.... [A]ccording to figures from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the rate at which police kill blacks has fallen by 70% since the late 1960s.

“An increase in press coverage of police shootings isn’t the same thing as an increase in police shootings.” 

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