By Jay Syrmopoulos A quote popularized by Mark Twain best sums up a recent motion graphic that’s been circulating on social media.
“There are three kinds of lies: lies, damn lies, and statistics.”
The video attempts to make a comparison of how likely the chances were for you to get murdered or raped, and then endeavors to compare this to police brutality per contact.
It makes the claim that excessive force by the police is exceedingly rare and attempts to use statistics to provide a claim of legitimacy. The problem is that this is not a legitimate comparison, as they did not compare the murder and …read more