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Black Men Almost Three Times as Likely to Die Due to US Police Actions as Whites

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Deaths among African-American men as result of US police actions occur almost three times as often as among the Caucasians, while Hispanic males are 70 percent more likely than the white males to be killed during police operations in the United States, a study revealed Wednesday.

The study carried out by James Buehler from Drexel University, Philadelphia, analyzed the 2285 cases of police actions resulted in deaths in the period from 2010 to 2014 and established disparity in deadly cases among Caucasian, African-American and Hispanic people.

“The number of deaths per million population among non-Hispanic Black and Hispanic males were 2.8 and 1.7 times higher, respectively, than among White males,” the study said. The study also revealed that 35 percent of so-called legal intervention deaths took place in large central metropolitan areas, while only 13 percent occurred in provincial areas. Over the past year, the United States has seen numerous high-profile cases of police brutality against black people, including teenagers. The incidents have set off mass protests around the country and triggered a national debate about racial inequality and police violence in African-American communities.

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