New Website Puts Incidents Of Police Violence On The Map (Literally) To Advocate For Change

“Mapping Police Violence” offers a snapshot of law enforcement-related deaths over the course of 2014

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Among the many, many uncomfortable truths laid bare by the police-involved deaths of unarmed black men like Mike Brown and Eric Garner has been this: The lack of comprehensive data on police violence across the country has often hindered the progress of those advocating for change both in their communities and in our nation as a whole. The American Civil Liberties Union reports that:

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