Minorities And Police Brutality

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Smith & Holmes (2003) confirmed research that stated that minorities are the targets of police brutality. Referring back to Figure 1, you can see that among the other ethnicities, African Americans over the age of 25 have been targeted the most starting from 1968 and now the targeting has been spread out to other ethnicities but a majority of the police brutality cases are involving African American males. From looking at Figure 1, one can see that the African American community has been affected the most with police killings since 1968 up unto now. For example, in the case of Michael Brown, an 18-year old African American male who was fatally shot and killed by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson a Caucasian male. Michael Brown and friend
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