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Title:Shot dead: An in depth look at murders committed by law enforcement
Author(s):Nelson, Alexandrea
Subject(s):Law enforcement
Police brutality

The United States is filled with diversity; diversity of races, religions, laws, and violence. There is a disproportionate amount of black people murdered by the hands of law enforcement as compared to their white counterparts. The United States has a long history of racism and discrimination towards the black persons who live and visit the land. Thus it is important to truly analyze the trends of murderous violence by law enforcement to those who are within the United States. The raw numbers presented will accompany in painting a picture of how serious of an issue is present. The data visualization that has been chosen to bring this issue to life is an infographic.

The infographic highlights how black people in America only make up thirteen percent of the overall population, but are five times more likely to be murdered by law enforcement. Black people are being targeted by law enforcement, therefore it is critical to bring about the injustices and disproportionate amount of fatal force brought onto black people. The goal is to spread around important information about the loss of lives of many people who have interactions with law enforcement and hopefully bring about change to the system.

Issue Date:2018
Rights Information:Copyright 2018 Alexandrea Nelson
Date Available in IDEALS:2019-02-19

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