Study Shows 14 U.S. Cities Where Police-Related Deaths Are Exclusively African-American
We are fast approaching the end of 2015 and we’ve been through a LOT as a people this year. We’ve seen far too many of our brothers and sisters killed at the hands of those who have been sworn to “serve and protect”.
We came across a study that MappingPoliceViolence recently released that truly saddened us and made us think how far we really have to go in the fight against police bias and brutality.
According to the report, there are 14 U.S. cities where 100% of the people killed by police were African-American. You read that correctly. 100%. Every single person killed by the cops was black.
Police departments disproportionately killed black people, who were 41% of victims despite being only 20% of the population living in these cities.
41 of the 60 police departments disproportionately killed black people relative to the population of black people in their jurisdiction.
14 police departments killed black people exclusively in 2015, 100% of the people they killed were black. For only 5 police departments were 100% of those killed white.
Flip the page to see if YOUR city landed on this heartbreaking and head-scratching list.
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