Rise Up October

The likelihood that a black person killed by police will be unarmed is twice as likely as a white person killed by police, according to the Guardian.

In 2014 alone, 1.149 people were killed by the police in the States, according to Mapping Police Violence, a research collaborative collecting data on police killings nationwide.

In 2015 the number sum up to 419 in June, according to the Guardian. 

The proportion of this phenomenon has become huge and every year since 1996, the October 22 Coalition to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation has been mobilizing for a National Day of Protest to expose the epidemic of police brutality.

The Coalition also works on the Stolen Lives Project, which documents cases of killings by law enforcement nationwide. The second edition of the Stolen Lives book documents over 2000 cases in the 1990s alone. 

I followed the protests in Washington Square, New York City trying to document the event and the participation of both black and white people. There were a few moments of tension during the protests but overall it was a peaceful protest, although full of rage for thousands of lives stolen by police enforcement.