The Problem — And Opportunity — Of Implicit Bias In The Bar

Law360 (October 2, 2019, 4:27 PM EDT) -- Night had set across the city when a police officer saw, deep in an alley, a husky black man pummeling a wiry white man. The black man was fighting to wrest something from the white man’s grip.

The officer shouted for the black man to leave the white man alone. But the black man ignored the officer’s order. The officer drew his sidearm and shouted a second warning but, again, nothing. So the officer shot. His bullet struck the black man square in the chest. He collapsed to the ground — dead.

When the white man crawled out from beneath the heavy...

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