According to the statistics, more than 900 people were fatally shot by the US police in 2015. At least 100 of those deaths were unarmed African-Americans. US police are three times more likely to kill a black person than a white person. Though African-Americans make up just one-tenth of the US population, they account for 40% of the prison population. Moreover, black men between the ages of 18 to 19 are nine times more likely to be incarcerated than white men; black women are five times more likely than white women. What compounds this situation is that the United States makes up 5% of the world’s prison population. The total incarcerated population is roughly 2.4 million people.
In Race for Justice, Press TV presents a detailed depiction and analysis of this chaotic situation by conducting informative interviews with the family members of US police violence victims, social activists, and Maria Haberfeld, a professor of Police Science, in the Department of Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City. Different cases of the US police violence, brutality, and shooting are dealt with and probed into throughout the documentary.