Saturday, December 22, 2007

Vegas African Americans "Killed by the Cops"

From ColorLines: The national newsmagazine on race and politics . . .

"This summer ColorLines and The Chicago Reporter conducted a joint national investigation of fatal police shootings in America’s 10 largest cities, each of which had more than 1 million people in 2000. . . . African Americans were overrepresented among police shooting victims in every city the publications investigated.

The contrast was particularly noticeable in New York, San Diego and Las Vegas. In each of these cities, the percentage of black people killed by police was at least double that of their share of the city’s total population."

Much more here.

Hat Tip: Crimes and Corruption Blog

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