(Jacob Bruns, Headline USA) A recent study of black interaction with police officers indicated that the leftist hub city of San Francisco is the most dangerous place in the state of California for such exchanges.
According to Dr. Cora Ormseth, a University of California San Francisco physician who led the study, the findings are surprising to some because of San Francisco’s progressive reputation, Big League Politics reported.
“San Francisco definitely stood out, and it was certainly surprising to me because it’s considered such a progressive city,” she said, before backtracking. “But then if you look back at the history, it all starts to make sense.”
The study affirmed once more what many have long believed: that attempts to fix so-called systemic racism generally only make things worse.
Ormseth and the other researches proceeded by gathering data regarding “legal intervention injuries,” which they found to be concentrated among the black population.
Yet even Ormseth was surprised by the findings in San Francisco.
She began her study by noting that police brutality and systemic racism are problems in America.
“Continued harm of Black US citizens by law enforcement officers has intensified calls to address law enforcement officer brutality and systemic racism,” the introduction of the study begins.
“Data show that Black people are more likely than White people to experience legal intervention injuries, defined as any injury sustained as a result of an encounter with any law enforcement officer.”
Another interesting finding was that blacks are actually overrepresented on the police force by a wide margin. The state’s force is actually made up of 18% blacks, whereas blacks only account for 6% of the state’s population.
Oakland civil rights activist and attorney Adante Pointer responded to the study by slamming the “the culture of SFPD,” before arguing that “study after study point[s] to data-driven evidence that show officers are harassing, and using more force against Black people.”