Politics Podcast: The Data Behind Police Violence

Protests have spread across the country in the week since George Floyd died after a Minneapolis police officer kneeled on his neck for more the eight minutes. In this installment of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, FiveThirtyEight contributor Samuel Sinyangwe joins the crew to analyze the trends in police violence over the past six years. They also ask how the protests, along with violent exchanges with the police and looting, could shape electoral politics in the coming months.

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