‘The shooter’, ‘the suspect’: Newspapers ditching mugshot galleries amid concerns they advance negative stereotypes
A Fact: A police officer is about 400 times as likely to be killed by a black suspect as an unarmed black is to be killed by a police officer.
Blacks are a third of the population in Chicago but commit 80 percent of all shootings, author Heather Mac Donald told Tucker Carlson on a recent show. In Los Angeles, blacks commit 44 percent of all violent crime but make up 9 percent of the population. In St. Louis, blacks are less than a third of the population but commit 90 percent of all homicides. In New York City, blacks commit about three quarters of all shootings although they’re 23 percent of the population.
“We need to be courageous and come up with alternative explanations that are difficult to articulate but they must be said,” McDonald told Tucker.
Jan. 1, 2022
CLEVELAND (AP) — An off-duty Cleveland police officer was shot and killed in a carjacking, and a suspect is in custody, authorities said.
The officer, whose name has not been released, was relatively new to the force and fought back but was shot twice during a robbery of his vehicle early Friday evening on Cleveland’s west side, officials said.
The shooter took the officer’s vehicle, which was tracked down in suburban Euclid, where the suspect was arrested, police say.