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Native Americans 'Disproportional' Victims of Fatal Police Shootings


Minneapolis protest, June 2020. Photo by Tony Webster via Flickr

The ongoing national conversation regarding police brutality and systemic racism in policing has rightly been focused on African Americans, who are disproportionately the victims of police violence.

However, Native Americans "suffer the most adverse effects of a criminal justice system which consistently reifies itself as structurally unjust," according to a report by the Lakota People's Law Project.

"Proportionally, Native Americans are the most likely racial group to be killed by the police," says the report.


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