Police Abuse

Activists Say Police Kill Black Person Every 36 Hours

Release a report on domestic extrajudicial killings


Using government documents and direct investigations a group has issued a call to action, citing that in the first six (6) months of 2012 a Black person was killed by a police officer, security guard or vigilante [every 36 hours].

"The Report on Black People Executed without Trial by Police, Security Guards and Self-Appointed Law Enforcers January 1 – June 30, 2012", was produced by Arlene Eisen and Kali Akuno for the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement (MXGM). Special assistance was given by Ajamu Baraka. It is available online at mxgm.org

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  1. As much as I hate the popo, killing someone in self-defense isn’t an execution, and I strongly doubt they tried to make any distinction between the overly aggressive police shootings Reason covers, and someone with a legitimate fear for their life (mainly because of the word “vigilante” in there).

    Did they provide statistics on how often black people were executed by gangs and criminals?

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