At least 140 American children died as a result of police-involved incidents between 2003 and 2018, a grim new study shows.
And much like the adult world, it’s much more common for black or Hispanic children to be die due to police force than it is for cops to kill white children, according to Children’s National Hospital.
A black child or adolescent is six times more likely to die at the hands of police than their white peers, and Hispanic kids face three-fold higher risks. Boys, too, are far more at-risk of dying due to ‘police intervention,’ than are girls, the study found.
It comes after the summer’s widespread Black Lives Matter protests over the death of George Floyd, was killed when a Minneapolis police restrained him by pressing his knee onto the 36-year-old’s neck.
Black children are most at-risk of being shot and killed by police, accounting for six-times more of the 140 cop-involved fatalities compared to their white peers. Pictured: a young boy lies handcuffed after he was shot by police in Ferguson, Missouri, during protests on the one-year anniversary of the shooting of Michael Brown
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