US President Barack Obama said Friday that Americans should feel outraged at episodes of police brutality since they’re rooted in long-simmering racial discord.
According to him the shooting deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile are “tragedies” but demanded that the country as a whole “do better.”
Here are five things Obama said about the indiscreet shooting of blacks in the US;
1 African Americans are 30% more likely than whites to be pulled over
2 After being pulled over, Africa Americans are three times more likely go be searched.
4 African American are arrested at twice the rate of whites
5 African American defendants are 75% more likely to be charged with offences carrying mandatory minimums.
6 The African American make up more than half the incarcerated population.