Being Black In The Wrong Place – All Lives Matter
By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine
Keith Childress, Bettie Jones, Kevin Matthews, Leroy Browning, Roy Nelson, Miguel Espinal, Nathaniel Pickett, Tiara Thomas, Cornelius Brown, Chandra Weaver … and 102 others. What do they have in common? They were black people that were killed by the police in 2015. These killings amounted to about twice per week.
Here are the findings. Nearly one in three Blacks killed by the police were unarmed. A total of 37 per cent of Blacks in 2015 were killed despite the fact that they are only 13% of the US population. Unarmed blacks were killed at five times the rate of unarmed whites in 2015.
What is also disturbing is the fact that only 10 of the 102 cases in 2015 where an unarmed Black person was killed by police resulted in officers being charged with a crime.
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