Sunday, June 07, 2020

Reducing Police Violence

I think there is some good data here on how to reduce police violence.  A lot of things to please libertarians here.  Even though I agree with #4, I do wonder if the research cited quite filtered out cart and horse. I was glad to see that implicit bias was shot down. It is irritating that he has to take a swipe at a president who has initiated reforms rather than those who have talked about it, but these things happen in the research biz. He has a narrow focus, which is appropriate if you are trying to create changes.

For those looking at the larger, human-nature angle here, accountability seems to be key.  Very biblical, really.


Donna B. said...

I have no patience with someone trying to 'blog' on twitter.

Aggie said...

Mr. "Based-On-Facts-And-Data" shoots implicit bias training down, and then goes on to demonstrate full-bore implicit bias by saying that his list of reforms can only start when the current president is voted out, completely ignoring facts and data indicating progress under the current DOJ. OK, then.

Has anybody ever considered extending the handgun waiting period to include Twitter?

Assistant Village Idiot said...

@ Aggie, as above I noticed the same thing. He acknowledges that implicit bias has little explanatory power, but can't step back from other bias.

I am listening to a podcast at present that is talking about no longer having allegiance to Caesar when we sign on to following Jesus. My first thought was - "yes, but I think you have mostly just chosen a different Caesar."

We all do this, and we need to be aware of it.

Aggie said...

What and his ilk don't realize, apparently, is that any talent for observation and insight that they may offer to the reader is completely liquidated when they show themselves to be this blind. I really think that nearly all of our Fourth Estate suffers from this lack of self-introspection. They don't realize how low the public's esteem is now. Then you see them despairing when another small corner of the industry folds out of business failure, wailing as if it were some important cultural symbol that is passing. But: They're just not that important anymore and for the public, the only tragedy is that they could have been, and should have been.

Sam L. said...

As I keep saying, I despise, detest, and distrust the NYT. And the WaPoo, CNN, the alphabet networks. I don't watch the TV news; I don't need the stomach acid.

Deevs said...

My first thought on #4 was (akin to AVI's comment in the original post) if Samuel Sinyangwe has ever heard of Fox Butterfield.