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.