For my research essay I will be examining how African American citizens fear being killed by the police who suppose to be protecting them from harm and serving the community. Over the past few years there has been major police shootings especially in the Black communities.Over the past year the police has killed 102 unarmed black men. Data has showed that in the year of 2015 police officers has killed 5 times the amount of white men. Based on the killings that were done by law enforcement, in their cases no officers where found guilty and didn’t face any jail time or was convicted of murder.
While researching I found that in this year alone, 708 people have been shot by the police. But out of 708 there was 173 who was African American, unarmed and killed. Also majority of the police shootings are more men then women . Finally, reports has also shown that police shootings had increased over the past years. Policemen are suppose to protect citizens from harm, instead of killing them for what seems to be no reason. With the shooting and death rates increasing each year it makes people rethink if they can trust the officers.
1.” Mapping police Violence” – http://mappingpoliceviolence.org/unarmed/
The Essential Content of the Article: This article shows the statics on the year of 2015 and how many unarmed African American men was killed. This article shows each African American including women who was killed by the cops.
What it Proves : This proves that black men are 5 times more likely to be killed then white men.
2.”Police shooting 2016 data”- Washington Post:
The Essential Content of the Article: This article shows that 719 people have been shot and killed this year by the police. It also shows that 991 people were killed by the police in 2015.
What it Proves: This proves that so far the most killings occurred in 2015 however 2016 is not over yet and the number of killings for this year so far is a lot.
3.” Police Shooting Statistics 2016: Are More Black People Killed By Officers Than Other Races ” – Janice Williams
The Essential Content of the Article: This article shows that not only was 991 people was killed in 2015, but out of that total 258 were black. This year, out of the 719 people who was killed, 178 were black .
What it Proves : This proves that since last year it has increased. Also more men are being killed by the police then women.
4. ” One Map Shows How Many People Police Have Killed In Each State So Far this Year?”-Tome Mckay
The Essential Content of the Article : This article shows the map of the United States where the most police shooting has occurred in 2016. Out of the 50 states, in 47 of them, at least one or more people have been killed by police shootings.
What it Proves : This proves how many people been killed in certain states.
5.”People Police have killed so far in 2016″ –
The Essential Content of the Article: This article shows how many people have been killed this year even though the year not over yet. This article reports that 855 people have died at the hands of police officers.
What it Proves: This proves that Native American and African Americans are being killed at the highest rate in the United States.