Police Use-of-Force Is the Sixth Leading Cause of Death for Young Black Men

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According to a new study led by a an assistant professor in the School of Criminal Justice at Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey, police use-of-force is the sixth leading cause of death for young Black men in the United States. Police use-of-force, which includes asphyxiation, beating, a chemical agent, a medical emergency, a taser, or a gunshot, follows accidental death, suicide, other homicides, heart disease, and cancer as the leading causes of death for young Black men. Additionally, Black men have the highest risk of being killed by police. For the study, the research team used data...

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