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“The Police Killings No One Is Talking About”: Native Americans Most Likely to be Killed by Cops

While this is not meant to deter or be disrespectful to our brothers all standing in solidarity against the racial unjust and mistreatment from police brutality.

We must use this time to speak up on the systematic racial issues we experience for all people of color.

We are stronger together. 

With that being said, read on.

A new investigation by In These Times explodes myths about who is most likely to die at the hands of police by revealing that, compared to their percentage of the U.S. population, Native Americans were more likely to be killed by police than any other group, including African Americans.

It also found that cases of African-American police deaths tend to dominate headlines, while killings of Native people go almost entirely unreported by mainstream U.S. media.

We speak with reporter Stephanie Woodard, who wrote the article, “The Police Killings No One Is Talking About,” and with James Rideout, the uncle of Jacqueline Salyers, a 32-year-old pregnant mother, and member of the Puyallup Tribe who was killed by police earlier this year in Tacoma, Washington.

 

 

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