Gunning down people because of their race


Two more men of colour who did not pose any lethal threat gunned down and killed  in cold blood by Police in USA.

Alton Sterling on Tuesday and Philando Castile on Wednesday were killed by Police for apparently no reasons.

Alton Sterling, a 37-year-old black man who was shot and killed by Baton Rouge, Louisiana, police.

Alton Sterling, a 37-year-old black man who was shot and killed by Baton Rouge, Louisiana, police.

Philando Castile was fatally shot by police during a traffic stop in Falcon Heights, Minnesota on July 6, 2106. Courtesy Of Castile Family

Philando Castile was fatally shot by police during a traffic stop in Falcon Heights, Minnesota on July 6, 2106. Courtesy Of Castile Family

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An analysis of the available FBI data by Vox’s Dara Lind shows that US police kill black people at disproportionate rates: They accounted for 31 percent of police killing victims in 2012, even though they made up just 13 percent of the US population. Although the data is incomplete, since it’s based on voluntary reports from police agencies around the country, it highlights the vast disparities in how police use force.

Black teens were 21 times as likely as white teens to be shot and killed by police between 2010 and 2012, according to a ProPublica analysis of the FBI data. ProPublica’s Ryan Gabrielson, Ryann Grochowski Jones, and Eric Sagara reported: “One way of appreciating that stark disparity, ProPublica’s analysis shows, is to calculate how many more whites over those three years would have had to have been killed for them to have been at equal risk. The number is jarring — 185, more than one per week.”

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It seems in USA,  the ex slave-owning race is perpetually and irrationally afraid of revenge violence by former slaves.

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