64 people killed by the police at the least, since the Derek Chauvin trial

Derek Chauvin has been charged with murder and manslaughter in the killing of George Floyd. Minnesota Judicial Branch /Ramsey County Sheriff's Office via AP

According to The New York Times, at least 64 people have died at the hands of police since Derek Chauvin's trial began, with more than half of them being people of color.

The former Minneapolis cop was charged in May 2020 with the death of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man.

The trial of Chauvin began on March 29, and the number of people killed by police in the 21 days since then has averaged more than three a day.

After chasing him down an alley, Chicago cops fatally shot 13-year-old Adam Toledo on March 29.

Michael Hughes, 32, was fatally shot by police the next day at a Quality Inn in Jacksonville, Florida, after police said he attempted to catch a taser, according to WJXT.

The Concord Monitor confirmed on March 31 that a 40-year-old mentally ill man in Claremont, New Hampshire, was shot several times and killed after an exchange of gunfire with state police.

Daunte Wright, 20, was fatally shot by a police officer during a traffic stop on April 11 in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. His death occurred not far from Floyd's death and Chauvin's trial.

Since then, similar incidents have occurred on a daily basis, prompting activists around the country to call for a shift in the way law enforcement interacts with citizens, especially people of color.

"How many more deaths do we have to mourn?" According to Miski Noor, co-executive director of Minneapolis-based advocacy group Black Visions,

At least 42 of the 64 cases investigated by The New York Times involved individuals suspected of possessing weapons, more than 12 involved mentally ill people, and some involved domestic abuse.

Furthermore, almost all of the victims were men, with the majority of them being Black or Latino. The majority were also young, with many under the age of thirty, including four teens, according to The New York Times.

Publish : 2021-04-19 08:07:00

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