Police Violence

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Police Violence

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Police brutality is our lane too, doctors say

Some may argue that victims of police brutality do not intersect with the medical system in the same ways that victims of gun violence do. That couldn’t be farther from the truth. A growing body of evidence demonstrates significant associations between police violence and poor health outcomes in Black people. Relative to white people, Black individuals are five times more likely to sustain injuries after police “interventions.” Simply being exposed to videos depicting traumatic killings of unarmed individuals has been associated with depression and PTSD symptoms in Black adolescents.

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