Police violence disproportionately affects people of color.
Nurses and healthcare workers attend a Black Lives Matter rally in front of Bellevue Hospital on June 4, 2020, in New York City.
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Protesters chanted “Black Lives Matter” at the demonstration to call attention not only to Floyd but to the long list of Black Americans before him who have been killed with impunity, by police and others, including Breonna Taylor, Jamar Clark, Philando Castile, and Trayvon Martin.”One in every 1,000 Black men and boys can expect to be killed by police in this country,” Dr. Maia Majumder, an epidemiologist at Harvard Medical School, told Vox. “To me, this clearly illustrates why police brutality is a public health problem; anything that causes mortality at such a scale is a public health problem.”