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After Denver police shot and killed Paul Castaway, a Rosebud Sioux tribal citizen, Al Jazeera America contacted CJCJ's Mike Males to discuss his data on which demographics are most likely to be shot by police.
Those most at risk of being killed by officers (rates 2.5 to 20 times the state average): Native Americans ages 20-44; African Americans ages 15-49 and 65-69; Latinos ages 20-34.
Over the last four decades, some 15,000 Americans have been killed by law enforcement officers. Native Americans are most at risk, followed by African Americans.
Articles on the nexus between immigration and criminal justice, disproportionate justice-involvement among the American Indian population, and modern developments in prison architecture and design.
They were walking this time. But I guess it does not matter whether you are standing still, walking or just sitting. If you are a young African American man living in an urban area, you are fair game for “stop and frisk” and other methods of “preventive policing” used by police officers.
Explore how California’s 58 counties send their residents to correctional institutions with interactive maps, charts, and downloadable data.
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