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Highlights from an event on police shootings of unarmed black males in America
Police killings are cutting short the lives of more people of color, researchers reported Monday. While just over half of people killed by police are white, Hispanics and African-Americans are on average younger, the researchers found. And people of black, Hispanic and Native American background are disproportionately killed by police, they reported. They took a new approach to tallying the effects of police shootings and killings, calculating years of life lost. The database showed 1, police killings in and 1, in Bui and colleagues checked the ages of those killed and used U.
A justice system which tolerates injustice is doomed to collapse.
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In the United States, only a small fraction of the over 17, law enforcement agencies actually track officers misconduct reports. The reason for this is unknown, but it may not be being tracked because it is not seen as misconduct. If an officer is cleared of charges and honored for the actions, even if it costs someone their life, then any initial reports will not be part of the tracking mechanism. A vast majority of Americans support the thin blue line. We all want good officers to succeed. The sacrifices which law enforcement officials make on our behalf are often overlooked and under-appreciated. Police brutality statistics should not exist, but they do because a small minority of officers abuse their privilege.