How police interact with black men is in the news again following the April 19 death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore.
One of the more popular fact-checks we did followed the 2013 acquittal of George Zimmerman, a volunteer neighborhood watchman who shot and killed Trayvon Martin, a black Florida teenager. Since this fact-check is a perennial reader favorite, we wanted to update it with more recent numbers.
Here is the statistic we fact-checked from a tweet:
"In the 513 days between Trayvon dying, and today’s verdict, 11,106 African-Americans have been murdered by other African-Americans." We rated the statement Mostly False because the number was a rough guess. That tweet related to data about race and murder in 2005.
Also, experts told us that most people -- whether black or white -- are murdered by people in their own racial group, and that has held true for decades.
From 1980 through 2008, 84 percent of white victims were killed by whites and 93 percent of black victims were killed by blacks.
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