Black Teens Are 21 Times More Likely to Be Killed by Cops Than White Teens

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While the FBI’s data on police shootings is frustratingly incomplete — departments self-report their shooting data, if they want to — a detailed ProPublica analysis found that, of the 1,217 fatal police shootings over the last three years, “blacks, age 15 to 19, were killed at a rate of 31.17 per million, while just 1.47 per million white males in that age range died at the hands of police.” Twenty-one times more likely.