Unabated Violence: Police Continue to Kill After George Floyd

Police Killings June 2020
151 People Killed by Police in June 2020. Map by Jordan Engel. Data from Fatal Encounters

U.S. police killed 151 people in June 2020. In comparison, 150 people were killed by police in June 2019. Law enforcement is on track to kill 1,000 people by year’s end, as they did last year, and the year before, and the year before that. The fact that these deaths are routine and predictable is outrageous, even more so now at a time when the whole world is watching and the police still can’t stop killing people.

June was a month like no other in U.S. history – an uprising against racism and police brutality that spread quickly across some 4,000 towns and cities. If ever there was a time for police to stop brutalizing civilians, this was it. Everything had changed, and yet nothing changed. On June 12, two weeks into the uprising, Rayshard Brooks was shot and killed by an Atlanta officer who had gone through cultural-awareness and de-escalation trainings just months before.

Brooks’ death, like so many others whose lives were taken by police, clearly indicate that no amount of scrutiny or training can fix the institution of policing in this country, because it is, at its roots, inherently violent and racist. It cannot be reformed.

Rate of Shootings
Annual Comparison of Fatal Shootings by U.S. Police. Source: Washington Post

 

Killling By Police Per Year
Killings by U.S. Police per Year. Source: Mapping Police Violence

 

Black Lives Matter Protests June 2020
Black Lives Matter Protests, May 25 – June 29 2020. Source: Creosote Maps

Sources:
Fatal Encounters
Washington Post – Police Shooting Database
Mapping Police Violence
Creosote Maps – BLM Protests 2020


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2 comments

  1. 2020 NAZI USA U people in the USA stupid? the corporation R sucking the marrow from your bones how long.people deal with nazi DC U asshole how long.

    On Fri, Jul 3, 2020 at 3:10 PM The Decolonial Atlas wrote:

    > decolonialatlas posted: ” U.S. police killed 151 people in June 2020. In > comparison, 150 people were killed by police in June 2019. Law enforcement > is on track to kill 1,000 people by year’s end, as they did last year, and > the year before, and the year before that. The fact that” >

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    • This MAP and DATA is Biased and to say Brooks’ death, like so many others whose lives were taken by police, clearly indicate that no amount of scrutiny or training can fix the institution of policing in this country, because it is, at its roots, inherently violent and racist. It cannot be reformed.” is your OPINION! You must be a RACIST LEFTIST SOCIALIST COMMIE Turd to say something as ignorant as that! So you would think a population of 320+Million people would have a few bad apples, like people who cannot comply with a Police Officer. Funny like the LEFT MEDIA you FAIL to mention how many of these shootings are JUSTIFIED. When they fight the law, disobey lawful commands by a Police Officer you will be dealt with accordingly. As with most criminals and spoiled brats they don’t like to LISTEN and NO does not apply/register with them. Sometimes a spanking is in order or in a cops case a taser or even his firearm. It’s not hard people, just listen to what the officer tells you like your teacher or mom would tell you only this one can take you to jail. If you feel like you are being mistreated then take them to court afterwards and sue!

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