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Cops 25 times less likely to erroneously shoot unarmed black suspects, study finds

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  • Cops 25 times less likely to erroneously shoot unarmed black suspects, study finds

    http://www.policeone.com/use-of-forc...s-study-finds/

    For example, a typical research method has involved subjects sitting before a computer and viewing flash pictures of black and white “suspects” paired with weapons or “neutral objects” such as wallets or cell phones. The subjects must respond to these images by pressing “shoot” or “don’t shoot” buttons. Racial bias is then inferred by whether participants are “consistently quicker to shoot armed suspects of a particular race” and by whether decision errors tend to be greater for one race than for the other.

    This process lacks what James calls “external validity” — that is, it doesn’t come close to reflecting real-world circumstances, and thus its conclusions are of limited value. “[T]he complex process involved” in deciding to shoot or not shoot and then actually firing a gun is “dramatically different” from the simple reflex of pressing a button, she writes.

    Her study involved a more sophisticated, “immersive” approach.

    Enhanced Testing
    Along with civilians and military personnel who were tested independently, 36 patrol officers and deputies from the Spokane area, all of them white and most of them male, were selected as volunteer subjects for her research. They ranged in age from 31 to 43 and had at least five years on the job.

    Armed with a Glock 21 modified to fire a laser beam, the officers one at a time were exposed to a series of at least 10 “highly realistic and arousing” scenarios in a high-definition deadly force judgment and decision-making simulator in WSU’s Simulated Hazardous Operational Tasks laboratory. The equipment permitted precise determination of shot placement and millisecond measurement of shot timing after a threat appeared.
    I've been making the argument that the justice system is skewed somewhat in favor of blacks for a while. That makes sense when you consider the devastating potential consequences of even legitimate self defense (see Zimmerman and Wilson).

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  • #2
    Originally posted by Darth Executor View Post
    Cow Poke is requested to hop on one leg while turning 3 times before posting in this thread.
    I have to call my doctor and ask if I'm healthy enough to do that.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Darth Executor View Post


      Cow Poke is requested to hop on one leg while turning 3 times before posting in this thread.

      I'm always still in trouble again

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      • #4
        Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
        Yeah, you're MUCH better at that than I am! SO!?!?!?!?!
        "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
          Yeah, you're MUCH better at that than I am! SO!?!?!?!?!
          So you've seen my ritual for making a post

          I'm always still in trouble again

          "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
          "Of course, human life begins at fertilization that’s not the argument." --Tassman

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          • #6
            Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
            So you've seen my ritual for making a post
            yeah....
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            You're gonna get us kicked out of this thread!
            "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
              yeah....
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              You're gonna get us kicked out of this thread!
              I've been kicked outta better threads than this

              I'm always still in trouble again

              "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
              "Of course, human life begins at fertilization that’s not the argument." --Tassman

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              • #8
                We now return you to your regularly scheduled discussion.
                "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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