The author of Compilation of authors that wrote this use statistics and recent data to back up the claim that police shoot a disproportionate amount of black people. Although this information is backed up with the use of many statistics and facts. The deeper I looked through this website there was very biased information and this was not written by someone with a degree or professional knowledge of this topic. Other from that I think they had good points and statistics from a reliable source. "There is no relationship between county-level racial bias in police shootings and crime rates (even race-specific crime rates), meaning that the racial bias observed in police shootings in this data set is not explainable as a response to local-level crime rates."
In this article Lee and Park use 15 cases where African Americans were killed by police in custody or killed by police. 11 of these cases reached a settlement. 8 officers were charged or indicted. 5 officers were fired and 2 were convicted or pleaded guilty and 1 officer would face jail time. Settlements ranged from 850,000 to 6.5 million dollars. Lee and Park use relevant information with statistics and facts and they both have credible backgrounds as publishers with The New York Times.
In this article Mclaughlin uses the testimonies of the people involved with the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, Missouri. Some people say that Brown had has hands in the air showing the officer that he was willing to cooperate and was not resisting. Then after the officer opened fire on Michael Brown who was unarmed and not dangerous. He also includes what Brown’s friend Dorian Johnson told CNN. "Get the f*** on the sidewalk." The young men replied that they were "not but a minute away from our destination, and we would shortly be out of the street," Johnson said. The officer drew his weapon, and "he said, 'I'll shoot you' or 'I'm going to shoot' " and almost instantaneously fired his weapon, hitting Brown, Johnson said. This article comes from a very large and reliable network and has many professional reporters.
In this article written by Hayasaki, she explains how Phillip Attiba Goff wanted the statistics of race and police behavior. Goff Co-founded the Center for Policing Equality. his foundation will be able to cover almost 25 percent of the American population. Police Chiefs and government officials are hungry for the data just as much as Goff is to create a more racially fair legal system for our country. Goff being the first black student from his high school to attend Harvard majored in African American studies and he studied at Stanford for his graduate degree in psychology. “You have police officers who sign up to do the right thing, who are literally tasked with doing the wrong thing,” Said Goff
Rodney King was a Los Angeles taxi driver that was being chased by police on March 3rd 1991. Police officers being King mercilessly and this whole incident was caught on footage and publicly broadcasted to the country. The officers involved in this incident were originally acquitted resulting in riots throughout Los Angeles getting more than 50 people were killed, over 2000 injured and over 1 billion dollars in Civil damages to city. “On the third day of the riots, King made a public appearance, making his now famous plea: "People, I just want to say, can't we all get along? Can't we all get along?"
Kate McCormick explains how our local political figures can be exposed to corruption for personal gain. She uses statistical evidence and legal records from town records to explain how this is becoming more common in our state. “The money went toward paying her health insurance premiums and property taxes, as well as a number of other purchases, including drill bits. The grand total of missing money, according to the report: $199,536.54. Dunton acknowledged her guilt.Newburgh, a town of slightly more than 1,500 in Penobscot County, reacted strongly.On July 1, Dunton was sentenced to five years with all but 20 months suspended. She also received three years of probation and was ordered to pay approximately $252,000 in restitution.” McCormick is a retired Journalist at New York New Day.