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FACT CHECK: An unarmed black person is shot ‘every 28 hours,’ says Marc Lamont Hill

An unarmed black person is shot ‘every 28 hours,’ says Marc Lamont Hill…

When asked how often an unarmed black is shot by a cop, Hill answered “every 28 hours.” He then referenced a report issued by the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement and said “that every 28 hours an unarmed black person is killed.”

Either description is incorrect.

The report, which is not an academic work, reaches its conclusion by including deaths that were not at the hands of police, deaths of blacks who were armed, car accidents, and deaths of blacks who were in aggressive or hostile situations. The report only classified 136 of 313 deaths as unarmed, which does not support his claim that an unarmed black person is shot by police every 28 hours.

We rate the claim False.

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