Tough Truths: The Case of Philando Castile

The video is heartbreaking. Moments after she live-streamed the death of her boyfriend at the hands of a police officer, a woman cries as she sits in the back of a squad; her young daughter comforting her, saying “it’s ok, Mommy, I’m right here with you!” The little girl herself begins to cry moments later.…

Black on Blue: The Numbers (11/2/2016)

I’ve been posting a graphic like this since September 27th. (Here’s a refresher in case you missed the last three graphs.) Why? Because the numbers simply do not support the narrative that cops are targeting and needlessly killing African Americans en masse. And you’re not hearing this anywhere. The percentages are virtually the same as…

Black on Blue: The Numbers (10/24/16)

I’ve been posting a graphic like this for several weeks. (Here’s a refresher in case you missed the last two.) Why? Because the numbers simply do not support the narrative that cops are targeting and needlessly killing African Americans en masse. And you’re not hearing this anywhere. The percentages are virtually the same as the…

Black on Blue: The Numbers (10/7/16)

Remember a few days back, when I posted the reality of black deaths by cops? Here’s a refresher in case you missed it. The percentages are virtually the same as the sampling 2 weeks ago, and they paint a similar message: the media and social justice narrative on Blue on Black deaths is simply false.…