Police Brutality

Submitted by ub on Fri, 06/05/2020 - 08:59

There is a clear distinction between peaceful protesters and violent thugs. Also between peaceful cops and police brutality. According to studies recently released, police violence is a leading cause of death for young men in the United States. Sick and tired protesters continue to express frustration with the pace of policing reforms in USA cities.

Over the life course, about 1 in every 1,000 black men can expect to be killed by police. Risk of being killed by police peaks between the ages of 20 y and 35 y for men and women and for all racial and ethnic groups. Black women and men and American Indian and Alaska Native women and men are significantly more likely than white women and men to be killed by police. Latino men are also more likely to be killed by police than are white men.

Displays estimates of lifetime risk of being killed by police use of force by race and sex, using data from 2013 to 2018. We estimate that over the life course, at levels of risk similar to those observed between 2013 and 2018, about 52 [39, 68] (90% uncertain interval) of every 100,000 men and boys in the United States will be killed by police use of force over the life course, and about 3 [1.5, 4.5] of every 100,000 women and girls will be killed by police over the life course.