Police Tend To Shoot People For Same Reasons, Regardless Of Race

As far-left protesters continue to hit the streets to protest alleged systemic racism reinforced by police, the actual circumstances surrounding police shootings paint a very different picture.

According to the Washington Posts’ archive of police shootings across the U.S., a large majority of fatal shootings, about three-fourths, happen while officers are either under attack or protecting other people.

The numbers show of those who died in officer-involved shootings, 28 percent died while shooting at either officers or other people. Additionally, 16 percent were either using weapons or physical force and 31 percent were pointing a gun.