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Fri Jul 8, 2016, 03:05 PM

UNARMED black men killed by cops vs cops killed 2015

Police killed at least 102 unarmed black people in 2015, nearly twice each week. (See which police departments were responsible for these deaths)


•Nearly 1 in 3 black people killed by police in 2015 were identified as unarmed, though the actual number is likely higher due to underreporting


•37% of unarmed people killed by police were black in 2015 despite black people being only 13% of the U.S. population


•Unarmed black people were killed at 5x the rate of unarmed whites in 2015


•Only 10 of the 102 cases in 2015 where an unarmed black person was killed by police resulted in officer(s) being charged with a crime, and only 2 of these deaths (Matthew Ajibade and Eric Harris) resulted in convictions of officers involved. Only 1 of 2 officers convicted for their involvement in Matthew Ajibade's death received jail time. He was sentenced to 1 year in jail and allowed to serve this time exclusively on weekends. Deputy Bates, who killed Eric Harris, will be sentenced May 31.

SOURCE: http://mappingpoliceviolence.org/unarmed/

Line of Duty Deaths: 130
9/11 related illness: 8
Accidental: 2
Aircraft accident: 1
Assault: 3
Automobile accident: 27
Bomb: 6
Drowned: 1
Duty related illness: 2
Fall: 1
Gunfire: 39
Gunfire (Accidental): 2
Heart attack: 17
Motorcycle accident: 3
Struck by vehicle: 4
Vehicle pursuit: 5
Vehicular assault: 8
Weather/Natural disaster: 1


SOURCE: https://www.odmp.org/search/year/2015

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Response to angstlessk (Original post)

Fri Jul 8, 2016, 03:35 PM

1. 9/11 related illness?

Wow.

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Response to louis-t (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 8, 2016, 03:45 PM

2. Many, many first responders still suffer illness and eventual death from that event.

 

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Response to WhisCo (Reply #2)

Fri Jul 8, 2016, 03:53 PM

3. And yet, the bush people were never prosecuted for lying

and telling them the air was "safe".

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