Threat Levels

From Wired, via Boing-Boing:

Threat Statistics

Look closely at the “Green” threat level. Yes, you are reading that correctly. As a resident of America, you are more likely to be shot by a police officer than killed in any type of terrorist attack. Now factor in the well-documented racial bias in law enforcement strategies and arrest rates, and suddenly rap songs from 15 years ago don’t sound all that radical. Of course, nobody would even blink hard if D-12 recorded “Fuck al-Qaeda,” and 50 Cent wouldn’t get dropped from his label over a “Terrorist-Killa” single.