According to police accountability data, police did not kill anyone in 2020 in just 18 days.


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Protesters with a sign labeled “Stop Killing Us” in Chicago during a peaceful protest on Wednesday, April 14, 2021, prior to the video release of a deadly police shooting of 13-year-old Adam Toledo. Navigate along the loop. AP Photo / Shafkat Anowar

13-year-old police killed Adam Toledo Chicago and at the age of 20 Daunte Wright In Minneapolis, both caused new anger over the killing of police officers last month, yet another national about the use of force by law enforcement and the systematic racism that is taking place deep within the United States. Prompted an opinion.

In 2020, police did not kill anyone in just 18 days. According to data collected by mapping police violence. According to the database, on many dates more than four police were killed in the same 24 hours across the country.

According to a mapping of police violence, more than 1,100 people were killed by police officers in 2020, 28% of whom were black. Blacks make up only 13% of the US population, even though they account for nearly 30% of police killings. According to US census data.

Blacks were almost three times more likely to be killed by police than whites, and 1.3 times more likely to be unarmed than whites, according to mapping police violence.

Only 16 of the 1,128 cases were indicted against police officers. This is only 0.01%. A few more have been convicted.

The Washington Post Deadly Power ProjectTracking deadly shootings by police officers on duty reported 1,020 gun deaths by police in 2020, with disproportionate proportions of black and Hispanic people shooting dead by police officers I also discovered that it was done.

Due to the lack of comprehensive federal data on police killings in the country each year, databases such as the Mapping Police Violence and the Washington Post’s Fatal Force project are responsible for tracking these killings.

The Mapping Police Violence database, which contains information on police killings since 2013, includes three “largest, most comprehensive and fair cloud source databases” on police killings, including FatalEncounters.org, US Police Shootings Database and KilledbyPolice.net. It is provided by. The group says. Data scientists also used social media, obituaries, criminal records, and police reports to identify the race of most victims and add details about the killings.

According to the outlet, a database of posts tracking deadly police shootings since 2015 has been edited using news accounts, social media posts, and police reports.

Despite the summer of education and activity inspired by the murder of George Floyd, the data suggest that problems remain.

According to Mapping Police Violence, police have already killed at least 268 people in the first 106 days of 2021, killing more than two people a day on average.

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