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There is a difference between “justified” and “excusable.” In very few of these cases is the shooting justified, it is often excusable. But there are plenty of times when it is neither and cops need better training (if that is possible).

I don’t think that there is a racial bias with these issues. I don’t think that Cops are more likely to shoot a suspect because he is black. The focus on African-American victims arises of out of the following facts:

1. African-Americans commit a disproportionate amount of crime.

2. Even factoring in No. 1 above, African-Americans are disproportionately stopped by Cops.

3. A substantial number of Cops are too quick to pull the trigger.

4. The racial narrative has taken hold with the media so that incidents with African-American victims are reported nationally while incidents with white victims are only reported locally.