MSNBC Gets ‘Headache’ When Facts Refute Police Racial Bias

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<p>Eyebrows were raised Tuesday on <em>Morning Joe</em> after the <em>New York Times</em> featured a <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/12/upshot/surprising-new-evidence-shows-…; target="_blank">Harvard study</a> that highlighted the relationship between race and the use of force in police shootings. Even Roland Fryer, the author of the study, described it as &ldquo;the most surprising result of his career.&rdquo; Panelists were most troubled by the findings of &ldquo;no racial bias&rdquo; in 1,300 incidents of police shootings in Texas, Florida and California. Bewildered Eugene Robinson described the results as &ldquo;not comporting with reality&rdquo; while melodramatic Mike Barnicle &ldquo;got a headache reading it.&rdquo;</p>

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