Black Americans are more than twice as likely to be unarmed when killed during encounters with police as white people, according to a Guardian investigation which found 102 of 464 people killed so far this year in incidents with law enforcement officers were not carrying weapons.

An analysis of public records, local news reports and Guardian reporting found that 32% of black people killed by police in 2015 were unarmed, as were 25% of Hispanic and Latino people, compared with 15% of white people killed.


4 thoughts on “Black Americans killed by police twice as likely to be unarmed as white people

  1. I’m so NOT surprised by this. Police need to be unarmed here as they are in Britain, at least they need to be without guns. They clearly do not use them safely and without racial prejudice. Revolution brother! We need a god damn revolution.

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