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Are police more or less likely to use lethal force when arresting black people than when arresting white people?

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A 2016 study of arrest data by the left-leaning Center for Policing Equity revealed that police are 42% less likely to use lethal force when arresting black people than when arresting whites. The authors of this study published this data on the 19th page of a 29-page report and did not mention it in their summary or conclusion. These study results accord with a broad range of other facts about racial disparities in crime, policing, and the justice system.

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