Systemic Racism

This US city sends mental health workers instead of police to non-criminal emergency calls

A police body camera is seen on an officer during a news conference on the pilot program involving 60 NYPD officers dubbed 'Big Brother' at the NYPD police academy in the Queens borough of New York, December 3, 2014.  REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton (UNITED STATES - Tags: CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY) - GM1EAC4054101

Recent Black Lives Matter protests have stirred debate around police funding. Image: REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Alex Thornton
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The CAHOOTS programme reduces confrontations involving police officers. Image: White Bird Clinic
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Rate of civilians killed by the police annually in selected countries, as of 2019(per 10 million residents). Image: Statista
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Police spending per capita in major U.S. cities. Image: Statista
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