Perceptions of police brutality

A recent poll reported in this article found a significant disparity between white and black respondents on the question of whether police brutality occurs where they live. “Among white respondents, 25 percent said police brutality was an issue in their local law enforcement. But among black respondents, 58 percent said police brutality existed in their area, while 22 percent said it didn’t and 20 percent weren’t sure.” Respondents also differed by race on whether they thought calling the police would help in settling a dispute peacefully or make the situation more volatile.


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