NEW YORK TIMES: Killings of Blacks by Whites Are Eight Times More Likely to Be Ruled ‘Justifiable’

 

“When a white person kills a black man in America, the killer often faces no legal consequences.

In one in six of these killings, there is no criminal sanction, according to a new Marshall Project examination of 400,000 homicides committed by civilians between 1980 and 2014. That rate is far higher than ones for homicides involving other combinations of races.”

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