Monday, July 11, 2016

Moskos: Adjusting For The Rate At Which Whites And Blacks Feloniously Kill Police Officers, Whites Are 1.3 Times More Likely To Be Killed By Cops

   Adjusting for homicide rates, whites are 1.7 times more likely to be killed by cops. Obviously it isn't completely clear how to do the adjustment, but I think it's clear that:
     (a) There are good reasons to make some kind of adjustment(s)
and
     (b) Both the ones that Moskos makes are pretty reasonable.
   I originally found Moskos's blog because I linked to this by Andrew Rosenthal. Rosenthal accuses Moskos of shenanigans--denying reality, cooking data--but Moskos seems a lot more reasonable and dispassionate, and his arguments seem more cogent and detailed than Rosenthal's. Rosenthal accuses Moskos of using bad data. That I can't speak to.

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