Vic: yes, these statistics do show that black people are statistically significantly more likely than white people to be killed by cops. But that’s really only part of the story. We can’t forget about nonlethal violence and unwarranted arrests that can destroy people’s job prospects and essentially their lives. Also, another key part of the black lives matter movement is to try to hold police officers accountable for their killings and other violent behaviors, which very very rarely happens. This pressure to hold police accountable will keep everybody safer.