Not specifically directed at Vic, but I was taking a shorthand in the math and comparing number of Blacks killed to overall percent of people killed – which is not actually correct since they are skewing the aggregate results so much higher. I really need to compare to *non* Black deaths.
Based on Vic’s numbers:
600 non-black deaths
400 black deaths
7 milllion non-black arrests a year
3 million black arrests a year
If blacks were killed on the same percent of arrests as non-blacks, we’d expect to see:
600/7 million * 3 million = 257 black deaths a year.
Instead we see 400 a year. So actually the rate of Blacks dying during arrests is 64% higher than it should be. Or, 143 dead people.
I’m going to throw my hat in and say their lives matter.