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Transcript of Police Brutality
People in the United States are murdered, beaten, and violated by police officers who are supposed to serve and protect them.
According to the Washington Post, reports that unarmed black men were seven times more likely to be killed by police this year than unarmed white men
ProPublica, found that black males aged 15 to 19 were 21 times more likely to be killed by police than white males in that age group
one in every 65 deaths of a young African American man in the US is killed by the police.
Officer Tim Loehmann shot and killed 12 year old Tamir Rice seconds after spotting him at a park holding a BB gun
John Crawford, 22, was shot and killed by a police officer at a Walmart in Beavercreek, Ohio for holding a toy gun
Eric Garner, 43, was killed after he was put in an illegal chokehold for 15 seconds by a white police officer for allegedly selling loose cigarettes
In a study titled, “Race and Perceptions of Police Misconduct,” Steven A. Tuch examined the causation of negative perceptions of police in the Black community. Black Americans are overwhelming faced with corruption, violence, and profiling more than any other racial or ethnic group:
In a study titled, “White, Black, or Blue Cops?, which relied on interviews with residents from 3 neighborhoods in Washington, D.C, it shows the disproportionate number of colored people targeted by police — specifically in one of the most corrupt law enforcement cities in the world — shows that the race of the citizen is still a deciding factor in how he or she is treated.
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Accounts of police brutality