Harvard Medical Scientists Say Police Killings Should Be Recorded As Public Epidemic
| December 27, 2015
“No act of Congress is needed. No police department need be involved.”
Harvard researchers have called on US Public Health Agencies to consider police killings and police deaths public health issues. With that request, researches are also echoing numerous activists who are urging them to begin tracking the number of people killed by police.
The proposal was inspired by a year of continuous protests and public pressure from the #BlackLivesMatter movement, which stemmed from the murder of unarmed Michael Brown on August 9, 2014, and the consistent police murders and protests that have happened since…..