An Empirical Analysis of Racial Differences in Police Use of Force: A Comment

@article{Durlauf2020AnEA,
  title={An Empirical Analysis of Racial Differences in Police Use of Force: A Comment},
  author={Steven Durlauf and James J. Heckman},
  journal={Journal of Political Economy},
  year={2020},
  volume={128},
  pages={3998 - 4002}
}
“An Empirical Analysis of Racial Differences in Police Use of Force” (Fryer 2019) addresses a fundamental aspect of racial inequality in America. The paper suggests that there is evidence of discrimination against African Americans in police use of force except for officer-involved shootings. Given the importance of the issues involved, clarity is needed in understanding how this or any other piece of research contributes to understanding the nature of contemporary racial inequality and… 
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