The Mapping Police Violence project has some shocking statistics to accompany this map:
o At least 1148 people were killed by police in 2014. 304 (26%) were black.
o Black people were nearly 3x more likely than whites to be killed by police in 2014.
o At least 100 unarmed black people were killed by police in 2014, more than any other race.
o Police killed at least 16 more black people in 2014 than in 2012, an increase of 5%. Police killings increased despite a drop in crime.
o Where you live matters. A black person in St. Louis is 5x more likely to be killed by police than a black person in New York City. A black person in Florida is more than 2.5x more likely to be killed by police than a black person in Georgia.
o It’s not about crime rates. Despite the fact that Newark and St.… Read the rest