What is it with these award shows and the lack of fact-checkers when you need them? Remember when the actor Jesse Williams made a whole bunch of false comments about the police at one award show?
And at the Oscars, Travon Free, a black winner, made an extremely wrongheaded and misleading statement about the police. This wrongheaded statement is similar to an equally wrongheaded statement made by Maxine Waters.
Here are the facts. According to the Washington Post, the number of people the police killed each year in recent years has been about the same, as the Oscar-winner mentioned—about three people per day.