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24% of Young Black Males Report Mistreatment by Police in Last 30 Days

Fact: In a 2013 Gallup poll, 24% of young black males surveyed reported being treated badly by police officers because of their race in the last 30 days. 

Source: “Ferguson Shows Blacks Live in a Different America,” Reason

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Philadelphia School District Employs 450 Full-Time Police Officers

Fact: In 2008, the school district of Philadelphia employed 450 full-time law enforcement personnel. 

Fact: Several other U.S. public school systems employed over one hundred full-time law enforcement personnel, including Los Angeles, Miami, Houston, Palm Beach, Las Vegas, and Baltimore school districts.

Source: “Census of State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies, 2008,” Bureau of Justice Statistics

48% of Unaccompanied Children in Immigration Court Do Not Have Lawyers

Fact: According to an Executive Office for Immigration Review dataset of approximately 100,000 immigration court cases for unaccompanied minors, almost half (48%) of defendants are not represented by an attorney. 

Fact: In every case, the government is represented by an attorney. 

Fact: In currently pending cases, less than one third (31%) of unaccompanied children are represented by an attorney. 

Fact: In cases where a child was represented by a lawyer, 47% were allowed to stay in the United States. 

Fact: In cases where a child was not represented by a lawyer, 10% were allowed to stay in the United States. 

Source: Immigration Reports, Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University