These are not accidents. These are mistakes.

Jan 2007
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And a study that should shock no body

Police killings are cutting short the lives of more people of color, researchers reported Monday.

While just over half of people killed by police are white, Hispanics and African-Americans are on average younger, the researchers found. And people of black, Hispanic and Native American background are disproportionately killed by police, they reported.

“Police violence disproportionately impacts young people, and the young people affected are disproportionately people of color,” Anthony Bui of the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles and colleagues wrote.

The lives of people of color are more likely to be cut short by police
Mandatory diversity training.
 

Chief

Former Staff
Nov 2009
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Mandatory diversity training.
The man the police shot to death in OP was white. This has NOTHING to do with minorities. Even if minorities are disportiately killed... this has to do with bad policing. This has to do with the police given free rein to shoot first and ask questions later, because its more important that they go home to their families than regular citizens, regardless of them being white or minority.
 

Ian Jeffrey

Council Hall
Mar 2013
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[T]his has to do with bad policing. This has to do with the police given free rein to shoot first and ask questions later, because its more important that they go home to their families than regular citizens, regardless of them being white or minority.
Indeed, they are more and more often killing members of the public they swear to serve and protect.
 
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Lawyer: Man charged in mall shooting didn't start the melee



So this one was shot in the back, seconds after the first shots were fired. How exactly was he supposed to know that there was a police officer behind him, so he better lay his gun down?

In fact, it is my understanding that the police had not even arrived on the scene yet. He was shot by an off-duty officer who happened to be in the shopping mall.
 
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