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Black Lives Matter: Police Brutality & the Justice System

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Police Brutality Center

With an aim of raising awareness about Police Brutality, this website provides information about Police Brutality including a definition and suggestions on what to do about it.

Books on Police Brutality & the Justice System

Mapping Police Violence

Statistics & Data

View Police Violence Map, as well as detailed data on Police Killings

Find statistics and surveys related to law enforcement.

Search for census information of St. Louis and surrounding areas by zip code

Find information on housing and development related to these topics

Racial profiling data compiled on vehicle stops by the Ferguson Police Department [PDF]. See for the main site.

Crime report on "justifiable homocide" by law enforcement by weapon. See more links on this page to access other, related data. Note: Justifiable homicide is defined as the killing of a felon by a peace officer.

Many links to raw data and how to think about using statistics in reporting

Data on Police Encounters

The following is information freely available on the web regarding police encounters and police shootings across the United States. 

Database in progress of all deaths through police interaction in the United States since Jan. 1, 2000.

Deadspin has enlisted crowdsourcing to scour Google day-by-day for information about police related shootings, and to create a database from the results.

Gawker took information that the NAACP's Legal Defense Fund Twitter posted, naming 76 men and women who were killed in police custody since the 1999 death of Amadou Diallo in New York, and added more detailed accounts of many of those

Other- Articles of interest

Article reports on Police violence worldwide. With examples from the USA, South America  etc.



Databases - Find articles on Police Brutality and the Justice System

Suggested search terms:

  • "Police brutality" ; "police violence" as exact phrases
  • "Police brutality" AND race
  • "racial profiling" as an exact phrase
  • "black lives matter" as an exact phrase