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Mapping Police Violence

Abstract:

This interactive map tracks police violence and killings and compares them to past years

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mappingpoliceviolence.org

Author:

Samuel Sinyangwe

Published:

June 17, 2021

A Brief History of Police Impunity in Black Deaths

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This video reviews the amount of black Americans killed by police and how many police are held accountable.

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VOX

Published:

June 30, 2020

Police have Killed More than 100 Children Since 2015 in US, Data Shows

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This article discusses the deaths of 13-year-old Adam Toledo in Chicago and 16-year-old Ma'Khia Bryant in Columbus, Ohio, which are just two of more than 100 instances of people younger than 18 killed by police since 2015.

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ABC News

Author:

Kiara Alfonseca

Published:

April 28, 2021

Here’s What the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act Would Do

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This article discusses the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act. President Joe Biden says the guilty verdicts against Derek Chauvin are a "step forward." Now he wants Congress to pass police reforms.

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NBC News

Author:

Henry Gomez

Published:

April 21, 2021

People Expected Police Behavior to Change After George Floyd’s Murder. The Numbers Tell a Different Story

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In June 2020, police in the U.S. have killed people across different backgrounds at virtually the same rate that they have for the past five years, according to several surveys, despite a pandemic that kept many people at home.

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Time Magazine

Author:

Andrew Chow

Published:

May 13, 2021

Police are Still Killing People at the Same Rate as Before

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This article discusses how little things have changed despite a pandemic and reviews the intense scrutiny of policing practices in the 12 months since the world witnessed the Floyd killing in Minneapolis.

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Politico

Author:

Noland McCaskill

Published:

March 25, 2021

Deadly Force: Police Use of Lethal Force in the United States

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This article highlights the prevalence of police brutality and use of lethal force in the United States. It also discusses the United States lack of tracking instances of brutality. Suggestions are offered on how we can decrease the amount of instances of police brutality.

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Amnesty International

Published:

June 1, 2015

Police Use of Force Policy Analysis

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This policy analysis offers 10 categories of policy solutions that can be implemented to reduce the amount of police violence in America. This article also analyzes the likelihood of police force ending in the death of civilians.

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Campaign Zero

Author:

DeRay McKesson, Samuel Sinyangwe, Johnetta Elzie, and Brittany Packnett

Published:

September 20, 2016

No Indictment for Police Officers in Fatal Portland Shooting

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This article highlights an instance in police brutality where police officers fired 12 shots, killing a civilian. A grand jury found the cops justified in their actions. CAUTION: Sensitive Content

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The AP

Author:

Gillian Flaccus

Published:

October 31, 2018

Bad Chicago Cops Spread Their Misconduct Like A Disease

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Police misconduct happens amongst tight-knit groups of police officers. There is data to prove that cops commit negative acts due to peer influence and due to lack of being reprimanded when committing smaller, less harmful acts.

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The Intercept and The Invisible Project

Author:

Rob Arthur

Published:

August 16, 2018

Philadelphia Police Department Use of Force Policy

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This policy shows that the level of force police officers are supposed to display should be equal to the offense of citizens. Using excessive force, to the point of killing, should be avoided.

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Philadelphia Police Department

Published:

December 20, 2010

Risk of Being Killed by Police Use of Force

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The likelihood of being killed by the police is measured based on social groups and identities (race, sex, and age). Young men of color, dying from police force is one of the highest likely causes of death. CAUTION: Sensitive Content

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PNAS- Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

Author:

Frank Edwards, Hedwig Lee, and Michael Esposito

Published:

8/20/2019

Police in Cleveland Accept Tough Standards on Force

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The city of Cleveland adopts policies to reduce the amount of excessive force police officers are allowed to use when detaining citizens. Cleveland began collecting data so it can track the use of excessive force.

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The New York Times *Limited Access

Author:

Mitch Smith and Matt Apuzzo

Published:

May 26, 2015

Chief responds to Vallejo police brutality accusations in light of video

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This ABC news article shows a video of a police officer punching an individual that he is trying to arrest. The news reporter interviews a Police Training Expert to understand their perspective on the situation.

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ABC News

Author:

Sergio Quintana

Published:

3/13/2017

Mapping Police Violence

Abstract:

This website provides graphs and statistics highlighting the prevalence of police brutality in America’s largest cities in 2015.

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Mapping Police Violence