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Why Neighborhoods Matter: Examining Fatal Interactions Between Police and Men of Color

This article originally appeared in the Source and is reprinted here with permission. 

The police shooting earlier this month of Stephon Clark in his grandmother’s Sacramento backyard has renewed protests over officer-involved deaths of unarmed black men, but research led by Washington University in St. Louis suggests young Hispanic men may face an even greater risk of being killed by police, especially in mixed-income neighborhoods with large Latino populations.