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 Mortes pela polícia nos Estados Unidos infographic
A infografia mostra o número de civis mortos pelas forças policiais e as mortes por polícias em serviço.


Violência da polícia nos EUACharting U.S. police violence

By Duncan Mil

April 12, 2021 - O abate de um negro de 20 anos por um polícia de Minneapolis durante uma operação de trânsito é a última morte num país onde são abatidos diariamente pela polícia três civis.

Relatives identified the man killed on Sunday (April 11) by police as Daunte Wright. Minnesota Governor Tim Walz said in a statement that he was monitoring the unrest as “our state mourns another life of a Black man taken by law enforcement.”

Black people are 3.5 times more likely than white people to be killed by police when Blacks are not attacking or do not have a weapon, according to Brookings, an American research group.

Black teenagers are 21 times more likely than white teenagers to be killed by police. A Black person is killed about every 40 hours in the United States.

In 2020, police killed 233 Black people -- 20.7 per cent of all police killings despite being only 13 per cent of the population.

In the first 90 days of this year, 268 civilians have been shot dead by law enforcement, 42 of whom were Black. By contrast, 96 police officers have died in the line of duty to the end of March.

PUBLISHED: 12/04/2021; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Breonna Taylor Family