Rosemarie Melbourne, of the Bronx, holds a sign in protest of police brutality after the funeral services of Ramarley Graham, 18, who was shot in his home by a police officer who mistakenly thought he had a gun, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012, in the Bronx borough of New York. Civil rights activist Al Sharpton spoke during the service and pledged that Graham will not be forgotten and called the Feb. 2 killing unjust. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
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US Police Militarization Leads to More Violence, Targets Black People: Study

“The routine use of militarized police tactics by local agencies threatens to increase the historic tensions between marginalized groups and the state,” Mummolo said.