Horrific Police Brutality: The Slaughtering of Unarmed Black Men

In 2015, Police killed at least 104 unarmed black people, nearly twice each week.

Nearly 1 in 3 black people killed by police in 2015 were identified as unarmed, though the actual number is likely higher due to underreporting.

36% of unarmed people killed by police were black in 2015 despite black people being only 13% of the U.S. population.

UNARMED BLACK PEOPLE WERE KILLED AT 5 TIMES the rate of unarmed whites.

Only 13 of the 104 cases in 2015 where an unarmed black person was killed by police resulted in officer(s) being charged with a crime.

4 of these cases have ended in a mistrial or charges against the officer(s) being dropped and 4 cases are still awaiting trial or have a trial underway.

Only 4 cases (Matthew Ajibade, Eric Harris, Paterson Brown Jr., and William Chapman) have resulted in convictions of officers involved, with a fifth case (Walter Scott) resulting in the officer pleading guilty.

Of the 4 cases where the officer(s) involved have been convicted and sentenced, none were sentenced to serve more than 4 years in prison.

Only 1 of 2 officers convicted for their involvement in Matthew Ajibade’s death received jail time. He was sentenced to 1 year in jail and allowed to serve this time exclusively on weekends.

The officer who killed Paterson Brown was sentenced to only 3 months in jail. Deputy Bates, who killed Eric Harris, was sentenced to 4 years in prison and Officer Cobb, who killed William Chapman, was sentenced to 2.5 years in prison. Officer Slager, who killed Walter Scott and pled guilty, has yet to be sentenced.

Now, under what scenario can anyone kill a cop and get away with it? Or serve less than 4 years in prison? Or be allowed to serve exclusively on the weekends??? You see the government takes care of #bluelives! These riots and protests are out of control because police are not being held accountable for murdering unarmed black and brown people.

POLICE MUST BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE!!!THEY SERVE TO UPHOLD THE LAW BUT THEY ARE NOT ABOVE THE LAW!!!!

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