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Native Americans Get Shot By Cops at an Astonishing Rate: So why aren’t you hearing about it?

Native Americans Get Shot By Cops at an Astonishing Rate

So why aren’t you hearing about it?

| Wed Jul. 15, 2015 6:57 PM EDT

 

Students participate in a “die in” outside Colorado’s state capitol in Denver in December 2014 as one of many nationwide in the wake of officer Darren Wilson shooting and killing Michael Brown in August 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. The subsequent national conversation about police brutality in the US has largely ignored the suffering of the Native American community at the hands of police.

Nearly 100 people demonstrated in downtown Denver earlier this week after police there shot and killed 35-year-old Paul Castaway on July 12. Police said the man was coming towards an officer with a knife, but his family and…

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