Spoiler: Native Americans.
According to a Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice analysis of Centers for Disease Control data, between 1999 and 2011 Native Americans were killed by police at a higher rate than any other racial group in the country. In other words, if the Seattle metro area — home to just over 4 million people — were made up entirely of American Indians, around 10 people would have been shot and killed by police every year between 1999 and 2011.
From Al Jazeera's coverage of the police shooting death of Paul Castaway, a Lakhota man who suffered from mental illness and alcoholism, and didn't deserve to be murdered by someone who probably won't be held accountable for it.
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