Wait, they weren’t even keeping track all this time?
Nope. Accountablity and Police are not the words you’d normally see together – especially when the victims are people of color. In fact, in 2016, then FBI director James Comey said “Americans have no idea if police targets black people unfairly” because the data wasn’t there.
So they’re gonna get it right this time, right?
Not quite. the database will be built, but how they collect data is problematic. FBI said it will rely on the law enforcement agencies to report the incidents voluntarily.
That doesn’t really give much confidence. Guess it’s a step in the right direction, but a half-ass step.