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10-05-2018, 07:09 AM
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 Originally Posted by Damuri Ajashi There is a calculation that can be made based on the fact that the article says that if young white males were killed by cops at the same rate as young black males then there would be 185 dead white boys. There are about 5 times as many young white males as young black males. 20% of 185 is about 37 young black males that have been killed by police over 3 years. In which time about 9 white boys have been killed by police (185/21). Now take into account things like poverty and gang activity and that 21 multiplier you are using starts to look less and less meaningful. This is not hard math. Almost all simple multiplication and division. The same study that said that cops don't shoot black people more frequently than white people also said that cops harass black people more than they harass white people.
Okay, assuming your calculations are valid, now show me the statistical analysis that says that this sample size is too small to be valid and provide useful information for the populations we're talking about. I've taken a statistics class, but it's been a long time. If you don't think that ProPublica's statistical analysis is valid, you'll have to prove it if you want to convince anyone. From my reading, their analysis is good math and in line with good statistical and probabilistic practices - they even give their confidence levels (that it's really between ten and forty times different). If you feel differently, show me why.
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