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Black Violence Killing More Youths Than Ever, 60% 1-Year Surge

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  • In 2020 alone, 1,647 African-Americans between 15 and 19-years-old were victims of homicides, according to CDC.
  • “I think in general the focus is not always on violence within the community, when it happens nobody even raises an eyebrow,” Jonathan Saintiche, an African-American officer with the Peekskill Police Department, told the Daily Caller News Foundation. Saintiche stated that most homicides or violence only gain attention only when a police officer is involved or the event occurred between members of two different races.

    The homicide rate in June of 2020 was 60% higher than the reported numbers in 2019.

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