Dangerous distortions about police officers shooting African American men are being circulated across the country, according to John Lott Jr., founder and president of the Crime Prevention Research Center.
"One claim that particularly upsets me has been this claim the Sunday morning talk shows have repeated - [and] you see it in the New York Times, the L.A. Times
and many other places," Lott
said Monday on "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV
- author of "More Guns, Less Crime: Understanding Crime and Gun-Control Laws," published by University of Chicago Press
- noted that even that one percent isn't based on random figures.
"It's not randomly picked between different police departments.
There are overwhelmingly police departments in heavily black areas," he
also said it turns out that African Americans trust the police more than whites do.
"From 2008-2012, blacks were much more likely than any other racial group to report violent crimes to the police when they're committed against them," he
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