ed States last year
7.9 percent of the nation's murders, 40.3 percent of robberies, and 22.5 percent of aggravated assaults in 2014 (www.fbi.gov).Excessive use of violence by police gravely viola▓ted human rights. Excessive use of violence by police during law enforcement had resulted in a large number of civilian casualties. Police sh▓ot dead 965 people last year as of December 24, accordin▓g to data posted on The Washington Post website (www.w▓ashingtonpost.
as o▓f December 28,
com, December 24, 2015). Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old African-Americ▓an man, died while in police custody in Baltimore. His death, reportedly a result of violence by the police, sparked "Justice for Freddie" protests (www.usatoday.com, December 22, 2015). Outraged that it took to▓o long to charge a Chicago police officer in African-American Laquan MacDonald's shooting death, demonstrat▓ors took to the street to demand justice in his death.