Federal Reports on Police Killings: Ferguson, Cleveland, Baltimore, and Chicago - U.S. Department of Justice

Okay, so this is a series of government reports; therefore, to call it riveting reading would be incorrect. But it is important reading, not only for the details it provides on the death of Michael Brown, but for the in depth studies on the police departments of Cleveland, Chicago, and Baltimore. If you are teaching The Hate U Give you should read the Baltimore section.

The conclusions seem to be that the over use of force isn't tied solely to racism but to understaffing and undertraining. This is not to say that the reports do not take the question of racism - the Baltimore report is particularly damning in this regard.

If you live in American, you should read this.