- — Gene Demby (@GeeDee215)Thu, Aug 14 2014 12:44:17This also means we don't know, exactly, how many people die in encounters with the police each year. It's somewhere around a few hundred.
- — Gene Demby (@GeeDee215)Thu, Aug 14 2014 12:45:33That means it's exceedingly rare, considering the millions and millions of arrests that happen each year. Some tiny fraction of a percent.
- — Gene Demby (@GeeDee215)Thu, Aug 14 2014 13:05:31it's not as simple as willful blindness. It's like being a person without a disability who doesn't know which subway stops have elevators.
- — Gene Demby (@GeeDee215)Thu, Aug 14 2014 13:10:28So: for some folks, the police are public servants, who serve and protect, who respond to calls for assistance, who de-escalate situations.
Why Black and White People See The Police Differently
In light of the chaos in Ferguson, MO and the killing of unarmed teenager Michael Brown, @NPRCodeSwitch blogger Gene Demby broke down why different demographics may view this and other incidents like it through very different lenses.
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