Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Police Killings By Race: White, Black, Hispanic Cops Divided Over Shootings, Inequality, Polls Show

By IB Times, Jan. 23, 2017

Large gaps exist between views on major police and gun-related issues among blacks, Hispanics and whites within and outside the law enforcement community, according to a study published Monday by the Pew Research Center.

The center based its results on two polls conducted earlier this month of police officers and citizens of various racial backgrounds. In regards to the public discourse of law enforcement and race relations, the study found that 67 percent of police officers believed that black deaths by police were isolated incidents, while only 39 percent of non-law enforcement adults did not link these killings to a larger trend. A sizable majority, 86 percent, of police officers felt that high-profile incidents between cops and black suspects made their law enforcement jobs more difficult.

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