NEWS 10: African Americans 2.5 times more likely to be killed by police

Four Minneapolis police officers were fired Tuesday after the detention and death of 47-year-old George Floyd — a scene that unfolded in a Facebook video showing a white officer kneeling on Floyd’s neck as he pleaded with police, “I can’t breathe.” Floyd died at Hennepin County Medical Center soon after the encounter, which started when police detained him Monday evening on suspicion of trying to pass a fake $20 bill at a convenience store, startribune reported.

U.S. Police killed 1004 people in 2019. Black people were 24% of those killed despite being only 13% of the population. The FBI launched an investigation Tuesday, as the Minneapolis Police Department fired the officer as well as three others who were at the scene. The quick action didn’t prevent a large protest
Tuesday evening that included tense confrontations with police, who responded with tear gas.
In the U.S., African Americans are 2.5 times more likely to be killed by police than white people. For black women, the rate is 1.4 times more likely.

 

were fired

اخراج شدند

detention

بازداشت

unfold

فاش کردن- پرده برداشتن

kneeling on SB’s neck

با زانو بر گردن کسی نشستن

pleaded with

با التماس از کسی چیزی خواستن

breathe

نفس کشیدن

Medical Center

مرکز درمان

soon after the encounter

بلافاصله بعد از زد و خورد

detain

بازداشت کردن

on suspicion of

( با ظن) به اتهام...

a fake $20 bill

یک اسکناس تقلبی بیست دلاری

convenience store

سوپرمارکت شبانه روزی

despite

علارغم

launch an investigation

تحقیقات را آغاز کردن

prevent

جلوگیری کردن

large protest

اعتراضات گسترده

tense confrontations with

مقابله شدید با

respond

واکنش نشان دادن

tear gas

گاز اشک آور

be more likely to

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