I'll sign and post it on FB.
I just heard a stat this morning.
Killings by Whites Deemed “Justified” Far more Often than Killings by Blacks
Among homicide shootings in the United States, there is a wide
discrepancy in those incidents deemed justified if the shooter is white
and the victim black, compared to the other way around.
In cases with a white shooter and a white victim, the shooting is ruled
to be justified less than 2% of the time, according to data contained
in Supplemental Homicide Reports submitted by local law enforcement to
the Federal Bureau of Investigation between 2005 and 2010.
When the shooter is black and the victim is white, the rate of justifiable homicide rulings drops to almost 1%.
But if the shooter is white and the victim is black, the killing is
ruled justified in 9.5% of cases in non-Stand Your Ground (SYG) states.
In SYG states, the rate is even higher—almost 17%, according to John Roman at MetroTrends Blog.
In firearm-related killings in which the shooter and the victim are
strangers, such as the George Zimmerman-Trayvon Martin case, Roman notes
that “a little less than 3 percent of black-on-white homicides are
ruled to be justified. When the races are reversed, the percentage of
cases that are ruled to be justified climbs to more than 29 percent in
non-SYG states and almost 36 percent in SYG states.”