Student's name Professor's name Course Title Date Annotated Bibliography Police Shootings in America Larry K. Gaines Victor E. Kappeler. Policing in America. Routledge. 2014. This book looks into police killings in the United States paying close attention to the statistics of the killings. Based on this book the victims of police killings mostly come from the African American community. The rate of African American killings in the United States is four times that of African Americans. The author states that even though police officers shoot more white Americans than minority groups they kill minority groups at a higher rate than they do white Americans. The books also emphasize on the fact that many killings by the police are avoidable and in most cases the police resort to violence too quickly instead of considering other options to handle the prevailing situation. People who had gang affiliations or who were likely The Washington Post. Lethal Force: The True Toll of Police Shootings in America. Diversion Books. 2016. This text draws its inspiration from the killing of a black teenager in Missouri. The Washington Post sets out to dig deeper into the issue of police killings and to reveal the truth about these killings. This text provides a deeper understanding of police killings paying close attention to the frequency of these killings and the victims of these killings. Based on the results gathered from the Washington post a majority of the victims are minority groups. The study also found out a varying range of reasons behind police killings such as most police feeling threatened etcetera. This text is important because it provides the necessary insights and statistics behind police killings. It is also credible since it digs deeper into the killings by police officers looking at these killings from different perspectives. [...]
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