Over 100 People Killed by Police in March
The White House Task Force on 21st Century Policing report reveals a startling statistic. In March alone, more than 100 people died at the hands of law enforcement. That’s an average of more than three people killed each in day March by police in America.
The majority of the victims have a few things in common: black, male and unarmed, some who suffered from mental illness. Police fatalities are a national issue. Cases like Eric Garner and Michael Brown only begin to scratch the surface. Charly Keunang, Tony Robinson, Anthony Hill. The list goes on and on.
Last week’s Department of Justice report found that Philadelphia police shot 400 people in seven years. More than 80 percent of them were African-American.
Read the rest of what Huffington Post contributor Kanya Bennett has to say here.