Police Have Killed at Least 1,083 Americans Since Michael Brown's DeathQuicklink submitted By Rob Kall Permalink
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VICE News collected and analyzed comprehensive data on officer-involved killings that occurred in the year after August 9, 2014. Here's what we found.
At least 1,083 Americans have been killed by cop since 8/19/14, — an avg. of nearly 3 people a day.
While more killed from 8/14 to 8/15 were white, black people per population were more than twice as likely to be killed by cops than any other race. African Americans are also more than 3 times as likely to be killed by police than white people, according to the stats.
Brown's death was a seminal moment in arousing US consciousness of structural racial bias in police departments around the country, and the grand jury's decision 3 months later not to indict Darren Wilson, the Ferguson copr who killed him, proved to many that that bias permeates every facet of the criminal justice system.