Thursday on The Alan Colmes ShowNegrophobia and Reasonable Racism author and Professor Jody Armour discussed whether or not the shooting of Walter Scott was systemic and a racial incident. "This may be more of an issue of police forces having perhaps too much authority... to shoot fleeing suspects and use deadly force against fleeing suspects. It could be that this officer would've done the same thing with a fleeing suspect who was white or Latino or Asian."

When asked if poverty is the primary reason more blacks are involved in the criminal justice system, Armour said, "Either people are poor because they're bad, which doesn't make any sense, or they're bad because they're poor. Something about poverty and the pressures of poverty drive people to crime.


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