We've all seen some of the statistics thrown around about the riots and urban unrest going on. We've seen Instagram remove the 2013 FBI crime stats because it violates their
Larger version at the above link (90 Miles From Tyranny).
Stu takes a look at some of these stats with a different take than I've heard anywhere else. I thought the fact of the day Stu quotes is that 144 people a year die from constipation. If the number we've seen elsewhere is correct that 10 black men were killed by the police last year, then they're over 14 times more likely to die of constipation than from being killed by a cop. I've heard a lot of demands, but none for free Ex Lax.
Over 60 people died from an unfortunate lawnmower incident but almost 700 people a year die falling out of bed.
Stu's point, and it's a good one, is that in a population of over 300 Million, something that affects 10 or 20 people is awfully hard do anything about. All the data we can find that's from real academics and not race hustlers says the rate of these police killings has been declining for years. If next year's statistics said it was 12 instead of 10, was that a horrible relapse or random variation? What are the error bands?
So the cities are going to de-fund police because some radical activists say so?