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Although dealing with events of more almost 50 years ago, the film Selma is current. As the old saying goes, “the past is prologue.”
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.
The failures of local authorities to hold police accountable for killing unarmed black men deserve angry condemnation -- not more stereotyping.
The continuing protests in Missouri show that racial segregation in the US is just as problematic as it was in the '60s.
32,351 Americans died from gunfire in 2011. Nearly half of them were older white men shooting themselves.
A California city's mayor and shouting protestors claim 140 Latino women and child immigrants threaten their town's "safety." The city's own crime statistics suggest otherwise.
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.
How can such an encouraging development as a massive drop in youth crime be treated as such bad news that no one will even talk about it? It's worse than that: politicians, crime lobbies, and the news media needs black youths to be murderous thugs.
Explore how California’s 58 counties send their residents to correctional institutions with interactive maps, charts, and downloadable data.
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