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Sunday, October 02, 2016

A Wide Gulf Persists Between Black And White Perceptions Of Policing

A new study highlights differences between the races as they view the recent spate of deadly encounters between blacks and law enforcement.

A survey by the Pew Research Center finds only a third of blacks and nearly three-quarters of whites say police in their communities do an excellent or good job using appropriate force.

From Pew's report:

"Most whites (75%) say their local police do an excellent or good job when it comes to using the right amount of force for each situation. Only 33% of blacks share this view; 63% say the police do only a fair or poor job in this area. About six-in-ten Hispanics (62%) say their community's police are doing at least a good job in this area, while 35% say they are doing only a fair or poor job.

When it comes to treating racial or ethnic groups equally, 35% of blacks say the police department in their community does an excellent or good job, compared with 75% of whites. Conversely, about a quarter (23%) of blacks say their police department does only a fair job and about four-in-ten (38%) say they do a poor job. (Among whites, about a quarter – 24% – say their department does only a fair job or a poor job in treating racial and ethnic groups equally.) Roughly six-in-ten Hispanics (58%) say their local police are doing an excellent or good job in this area, while 38% say they are doing only a fair or poor job."

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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am not a gang banger, criminal, robber, rapist or assaulter.
So I don't have an opinion on what the cops do or don't do

As with politics. These "polls" are rigged to suit an agenda.

They do not break down the # of whites vs blacks that answered the poll.

Anonymous said...

Amen

Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
I am not a gang banger, criminal, robber, rapist or assaulter.
So I don't have an opinion on what the cops do or don't do

As with politics. These "polls" are rigged to suit an agenda.

They do not break down the # of whites vs blacks that answered the poll.

October 2, 2016 at 12:10 AM

Yes you do have an opinion as evidenced by your words above. Your opinion is 'you don't care'.