killedbypolice.net What do you know about that page aside source for your post?
Its private registration and community managed. Its source on killings relies on news feeds. So the correlations follows like that: killing happens > corporate news report > kill counted or killing happens > no news > no count. Second the page also likes to point out how many times it has been referred in other media. Basically this page function is to count all the killings in USA and make it reliable source so others can refer to it.
Every study is private, just sometimes financed by others. Its not bad. But community managed and basic source is news could leave a lot out. Media is choosy-picky - they may deliberate leave out stories on white killings as they do not sell! or any other verision etc.
About the theoretical aspect as pointed above also. You (maybe not) unintentionally contort the data. You need to make clear claims on relative as well absolute cases and compare those with: in this case overall population by race. And crimes commited or threat-like situations created. AND IF you have time and can find reliable source point out cases in which circumstances they were shot or overall crimes committed by different races or arrests-crimes commited to see the real % of race X being shot by police comparative to different varibles.This could add quite a color into real story. Although I imagine its quite hard to find that specific data.
Easiest would be: reliable source of police killings. Then compare with overall population. Relative and absolute comparison. And then include as well crime rate - threat situation created.
And little advice dealing with police :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyT1buoyTnY
Edited 6/22/2015 07:26:24