Was there really an unprecedented spike in shootings of police?
Tag: by the numbers
Police are safer than ever — but why?
How many people are killed by police? The numbers are interesting, but not illuminating.
The Council of Economic Advisers says the US has 35% fewer police than the world average; really?!
Jim Clifton, chairman and CEO of the polling company Gallup, published an opinion piece this week denouncing the official unemployment rate of 5.6% as a “big lie.” It’s a lie, he says, repeated to make the Obama administration look good and deceive Americans about the economy. “The media loves a comeback story,” he writes, “the White House wants to score … Continued
It’s flu season again, which means that soon a crop of viral myths and memes about the flu vaccine will spread over the internet. Besides the usual BS about vaccines and autism, one specific claim that I’ve heard probably a couple dozen times in the last five years is that the H1N1 swine flu vaccines actually “killed more … Continued
How dangerous is it to be a cop? That depends on how many cops there are.
My inbox and Facebook comments are awash with angry protestations about my article on law enforcement fatalities and my follow up post on police assaults and injuries. This is a charged and complex issue, and there are many different ways of looking at it, so I anticipated this. Here are some notes about the methodology I used to study the … Continued