Fatal shootings of civilians by the police acting in the line of duty has become endemic in American society. However, after the shooting of an 18-year-old Black man, Michael Brown, by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri on Aug. 9, 2014, the Washington Post began to maintain a record of such incidents. Black reaction to the continued victimization of Blacks by the police led to the development of the “Black Lives Matter” campaign.
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