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Minneapolis — Chicago police chased a 13-year-old boy in a Westside alley just seven hours before prosecutors filed a proceeding against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who was charged with the murder of George Floyd. He raises his hand. One day, at a hotel in Jacksonville, Florida, a police officer shot a 32-year-old man deadly. The man grabbed one of the taser guns, police said. The next day, a 40-year-old mentally ill man who said he was harassed by his voice was killed in Claremont, New Hampshire, when a witness to Floyd’s death collapsed while telling what he saw in a court in Minneapolis. it was done. Shootout with state police. Every day thereafter, until the end of the testimony, another person was killed by police somewhere in the United States. A trial signing up for a morning newsletter from the New York Times forced a traumatized country to relive Floyd’s horrific death under Chauvin’s lap. But even when Americans continue to handle the case and anxiously await a verdict, new cases of those killed by police are unabated. Since the testimony began on March 29, at least 64 people have died in the hands of law enforcement agencies across the country, with blacks and Latinos accounting for more than half of the deaths. As of Saturday, the average killed more than three people a day. The deaths collected by the New York Times from gun violence databases, news media accounts, and law enforcement releases provide a snapshot of police in the United States at this moment. They testify that not only the dangers and despairs police officers face every day, but also the momentary choices and failures of law enforcement members can escalate worker arrests to death. They are the result of calls for domestic violence, unsuccessful traffic stops, standoffs and pursuits. Victims often behave irregularly and some suffer from mental illness. Things escalate rapidly when you see something similar to a weapon. And their fallout is terribly well known from the graphic videos that often appear in protests that often fall into conflict between law enforcement and demonstrators on tear gas-filled streets. Just as one community faces one murder, another happens. From community activists to law enforcement officers, there is emotional and emotional fatigue in many areas, and the country feels it cannot do it right. “How many more losses do we need to mourn?” Miski Noor, co-secretary-general of Minneapolis-based activist group Black Visions, said 20-year-old Daunte Wright during a recent traffic outage at the Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. Said in a statement after the murder. The pain of Floyd’s death “still hurt our hearts, but history continues to repeat,” the statement continued. “Our community has reached its limits.” Last week, the Mayor of Chicago called for calm after a “unbearable” body camera footage was released after a 13-year-old Adam Toledo police killing. Unstable videos show police officers responding to calls for shots fired, chasing a boy in a gun-like alley at night, primarily in a Latino neighborhood. “Stop it now!” The policeman screams while cursing. “Hand. Show your hand. Stop it. Stop it.” When the boy turned around, he raised his hand and collapsed in one shot. Other recent deadly power incidents have rocked the community, large and small. Michael Leon Hughes, 32, was shot dead on March 30 after using a taser gun on a Jacksonville police officer in response to a domestic conflict at a motel. Pacific Islander Iremamber Sykap, 16, was killed on April 5 after fleeing the Honolulu Police Department in a stolen Honda Civic. Anthony Thompson Jr., a 17-year-old black teenager in Knoxville, Tennessee, was killed by police in a high school toilet on April 12 after a student was reported to have brought a gun to campus. All of these killings and more were killed when testimony was unfolded in the Minneapolis trial, but Chauvin’s shooting of Wright within 10 miles of the courthouse was as publicly noticeable as There was almost nothing I collected. Protests broke out at the Brooklyn Center after a veteran police officer shot Wright deadly. Wright said he mistaken the taser for the gun when trying to escape while the transportation was stopped. Abigail Serra, a Minneapolis civil rights lawyer and member of the Minneapolis Police Behavior Oversight Committee, said police officers due to an expiration of registration, which was a problem for many drivers in the state during the coronavirus pandemic. He said it was unknown why he stopped him. But two aspects of the case were annoyingly well-known. Wright is a black man, and police have been tasked with safely handing him over to a court where violations of the law are to be ruled, effectively sentenced to death. “This is just another example of how no crime is fatal,” Serra said. Many of these killings have familiar rings, but blaming them all in law enforcement is unfair, says Patrick, a former sheriff’s office captain and chairman of the Fraternal Order of Police. Yose said. “In many cities, it has to do with people who are feeling despair,” he said. “It’s poverty. It’s a failed education system. It’s all these things that are crucial to the stability of the community.” That instability often puts police officers in a situation where they face dangerous and potentially unobedient individuals, he said. Said. Part of the reason society failed to prevent fatal encounters between law enforcement agencies and communities is that some people do not want to discuss the real challenges of crime that police officers sometimes encounter. That’s what he said. “There are so many factors that people are already determined to do, and they think law enforcement is race-based,” said Caucasian Yoze. Federal and state law generally justifies the use of lethal force as long as police officers are “reasonably” afraid of “imminent” injury or death of themselves or others. I will. And juries tend to never guess what could be “reasonable” power at this time. Of the 64 deadly encounters compiled by the Times in the last three weeks, at least 42 involved those accused of using guns. There were more than 12 conflicts with people with mental illness and those at risk of collapse. And when police responded to reports of domestic violence, at least 10 people occurred. Some disagree with the idea that danger, rather than prejudice, is likely to drive law enforcement officers’ reaction. After killing Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, Ron Johnson, a former captain of the Missouri Highway Patrol, said, “I sometimes see different aggression in encounters with these colored races. There is. ” “This adrenaline starts out on the roof,” added Black Johnson. “Why? That’s because we don’t have these experiences or mutual understanding. And in some cases, it’s about humanity. Why we look like humans like ourselves. Not. ”At least since 2013, there has been a slight dip due to pandemics, with law enforcement officers killing about 1,100 people each year. Gun-related death like Floyd. The Washington Post, whose number is limited to police shootings, reflects a similarly flat trendline. Since March 29, almost all victims have been male, and black or Latinos have been significantly overvalued. This is a pattern that reflects a wider range of criminal justice studies. And most were under 30 years old. The four were teenagers. Philip Stinson, a professor of the Criminal Justice Program at Bowling Green State University, who studies the killings of civilians by law enforcement members, said that the most striking aspect of the deadly police force statistics is the number. Researchers have begun to track them comprehensively, saying how much they haven’t changed in the next 10 or 2 years. Killed civilians, even if mobile video and body cameras make it difficult to hide human error and law enforcement abuses, and social media amplifies public anger. Only about 1.1% of executives have been charged with murder and manslaughter, Stinson said. Since early 2005, 140 non-federal law enforcement officers, including police officers, deputy sheriffs, and state police officers, have been arrested for murder or manslaughter on duty. Of these, 44 have been convicted of incident-related crimes, most often less. That may be because many of the shootings are legally justified. Or, as Stinson believes, the legal system and the law itself may be overly obedient to the police. He added that the difference protects the status quo of more than 18,000 law enforcement agencies nationwide. “All law enforcement agencies are local,” he said. “Culture preys on policy, as the saying goes. We have a police subculture, and its core elements include fear of blacks in many places,” Stinson said. In a nearby rural town, Windsor, Virginia, he quoted the now infamous traffic stop of a uniformed military medic who was struck by a gun and sprayed with pepper spray by police. The encounter, which took place in December, was revealed this month after Caron Nazario, a U.S. Army medical lieutenant, filed a federal proceeding. Body camera footage threatens and attacks blacks and Latino Nazario after members of the Windsor police station stopped him because he hadn’t put a permanent license plate on the new Chevrolet Tahoe yet. Indicates that you are. The footage emphasizes the extent to which police culture has resisted change in many of the countries, Stinson said. “We only know about this because he had a lawyer, filed a civil suit and had a recording available for release,” he said. However, for many victims of police violence and their families, there is no reliable video evidence. Police officers in Daily City, California, weren’t wearing a body camera on April 7 when they were involved in a fight with Roger Allen, 44, who was sitting in an idle car with flat tires. .. On his lap, according to Stephen Wagstache, a lawyer in the San Mateo County district investigating the case. It turned out to be a pellet gun, but police officers fired a deadly bullet at Allen’s chest during Flaca. Now, Tarika Fletcher, 30, said she’s having a hard time understanding the fact that her brother, like her father, has joined the rigorous tally of black men who died in the hands of law enforcement agencies. “For a million years, I didn’t expect my brother to be a hashtag,” she said. She hardly believes that as her 14-month-old son, Prince, grows, the dynamics between black men and law enforcement will improve. “The cycle doesn’t change,” she said. This article was originally published in The New York Times. © 2021 The New York Times Company