Hmmm… “A” Leading Cause of Death? Or “The” Leading Cause of Death?
It is certainly the reason I avoid contact with them. Unfortunately that’s not always possible. I was held at gunpoint in my own backyard in 2013 for, according to the officer, “looking suspicious”.
LA Times – About 1 in 1,000 black men and boys in America can expect to die at the hands of police, according to a new analysis of deaths involving law enforcement officers. That makes them 2.5 times more likely than white men and boys to die during an encounter with cops.
The analysis also showed that Latino men and boys, black women and girls and Native American men, women and children are also killed by police at higher rates than their white peers. But the vulnerability of black males was particularly striking.