A terrible tragedy has happened here in Columbus when a 13 year old black teen was shot by police at night after he'd robbed someone then pulled a gun on police who were investigating the crime. The gun was a bb gun. Go to WalMart and look at some of these look alikes. See if you could tell the difference at night during a struggle. So of course, demonstrators marched and went to the OSU campus demanding jus...tice before the investigation. And the naive students fell right in. 50% of those shot by police in commission of a crime are white. Since no one protests or riots, and media doesn't report it except locally people are uninformed about "justice." They think it is "just us." These are not your grandfather's bb guns or the ones you remember as a kid.
According to the Department of Justice (2011, NCJ 236018) Blacks were disproportionately represented as both homicide victims and offenders. The victimization rate for blacks (27.8 per 100,000) was 6 times higher than the rate for whites (4.5 per 100,000). The offending rate for blacks (34.4 per 100,000) was almost 8 times higher than the rate for whites (4.5 per 100,000). So if whites are 50% of those shot by police, the rate is actually much higher than for blacks since they are less likely to be the offender. But who cares about the facts.
Police are 18.5X more at risk of being killed on duty by a black man than an unarmed black man being killed by police.