Opinion: Why are black murder victims put on trial? – CNN.com

This is the same idea that says its completely reasonable for the NYPD to continue to \”stop and frisk\” — a practice that disproportionately targets black people, despite its resulting in confiscation of a gun one-tenth of one percent of the time.Its the idea that says two police officers, who fired 15 shots at an unarmed, 60-year-old black man in his own driveway, are the victims.Its the idea that says theres no need to quickly make an arrest — even though McBrides unarmed body is lying in a pool of blood and the nearby weapon is still warm — because the killer may have \”acted as a reasonable person would who was in fear for his life,\” as Cheryl Carpenter, the lawyer of the alleged shooter, claims.Between 2005 and 2010, an Urban Institute study, using FBI data, found that white-on-black shootings were found to be justified 11.5% of the time in states that dont have stand-your-ground laws and 17% of the time in those that do — the highest among all combinations. Black-on-white homicides were ruled to be justified 1% of the time in stand-your-ground states and even less frequently in states without the law.

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