Jim Goad writes:
Police shootings of black men in the USA are down from around 100 a year in the 1960s to about 35 yearly these days. Taking into account the fact that America’s black population has roughly doubled in that timespan, on a per-capita basis, police shootings of black men have plummeted around 80% since the 1960s. (…)
You’ve razed black neighborhoods to the ground all over America by making holy martyrs out of incurable fuckups from Rodney King onward. Once the facts pour in, every Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown and Eric Garner—and now Alton Sterling and Philando Castile—winds up to be far sleazier and much less innocent than originally depicted.