Police have put targets on Black men’s backs

In 2022, U. S. police killed 212 Blacks, though Blacks make up only 13 percent of the nation’s population, according to the report Mapping Police Violence.

Police killed Black people in 37 states and the District of Columbia. 

Overall, the police killed 1,183 in 2022. A database run by the Washington Post reported that it was a record number of killings by the police.

There were 93 cases (8 percent) involving crimes related to reported domestic disturbances and 128 (11 percent) occurred when a person was allegedly seen with a weapon. Only 370 (31 percent) involved a potentially serious violent crime.

The non-profit research group maintains a database of reported deaths at the hands of law enforcement, including people fatally shot, beaten, restrained, and Tasered. 

From 2013 to 2022, Black residents were three times more likely to be killed by U. S. police than White people. 

The inequity is particularly severe in some cities, including Minneapolis, where police have killed Black residents at a rate 28 times higher than White residents, and Chicago, where the rate was 25 times higher, Mapping Police Violence reported.