I still want journalists/investigators to look at what percentage of these shooting victims are poor? I think that will tell a more accurate story about the problem. The poor in this country are a commodity used to help fund the police state and the for-profit prison industry. The problem is less about race than it would seem because it just so happens that a percentage of poor in this country are disproportionatly also minorities. We can't systematically train police officers to arrest/detain/harass people in order to maintain the revenue stream that comes into the department as a result of those actions. With a for-profit prison system, who do you think will end up in prison? The ones who can't afford to defend themselves in court or those so discriminated against that any defense they can afford will be ineffective. The poor and minorities will get the worst end of the deal when municipal profit from prosecutions is allowed to take place. Don't believe me? Check the stats; it's already happening.