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08/2/2017 | Racial Justice
Published By:East Bay Times

Oakland spends far too much on policing

The numerous police killings of black citizens around the country in recent years
have made us take a hard look at police brutality against black communities but law enforcement in Oakland has a particularly alarming history.

Between 2000 and 2016, police officers in Oakland have killed 90 people, three
quarters of whom were black. Victims include 23-year-old Richard Linyard, who was killed after fleeing police at a traffic stop and 30-year-old Demouria Hogg, who was shot and killed by police after they found him unconscious in a car with a pistol.

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