Many people assume that police-brutality or police-related deaths only occur to Black people, which is the case many times, but not all the time. In this article, the point was relating police-related deaths to, not only race but also neighborhoods and incomes. Many of the deaths recorded occured in neighborhoods of lower-income. the more privileged a neighborhood is, the least likely a resident from that neighborhood will experience any form of police brutality and/ or a police-related death.

The measuring tool used in this article is called ICE. ICE is a measure that is used to show privileged vs nonprivileged neighborhoods, as well as which races reside in these neighborhoods and what their incomes are. For this research, higher incomes were defined as those earning $125,000 or more a year, and lower incomes were defined as those earning $20,000 or less a year.

The researchers also recorded the number of deaths in 2016 by police officers.  Out of the 2238 deaths, only 119 had a good reason behind it or weren’t the police’s fault. For example, 15 deaths have been recorded that were due to domestic violence against the officer.

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  1. Cindy 2 months ago

    Dear Tiffany,
    I am intrested in what you have explained in “Police-related deaths and neighborhoods” because you have explained how th epolice target those in lowe incomes , and just occuring police brutality with black people . On sentence that stands out to me is ” In this article, the point was relating police-related deaths to, not only race but also neighborhoods and incomes. Many of the deaths recorded occured in neighborhoods of lower-income. the more privileged a neighborhood is, the least likely a resident from that neighborhood will experience any form of police brutality and/ or a police-related death. ” I find this important because , As said more privileged areas have least number of police brutality rather then lower privilege areas causing the trouble , and I also do feel like police know to target those in lower income areas . Also another sentence I do find interesting is ” The researchers also recorded the number of deaths in 2016 by police officers. Out of the 2238 deaths, only 119 had a good reason behind it or weren’t the police’s fault. For example, 15 deaths have been recorded that were due to domestic violence against the officer. ” I feel like many of this goes to show police brutality is happening due to people action not because people are black , lower income target neighborhood , and also violence against police officers . have you seen http://www.britannica.com/topic/Police-Brutality-in-the-United-States-2064580 ? I thought this would be interesting , and relating due to its important to talk about what has gone in the past . Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because I really liked what you wrote here , caught my attention , and also more of understanding form somebody else view .

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