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Politics Podcast: The Data Behind Police Violence

Protests have spread across the country in the week since George Floyd died after a Minneapolis police officer kneeled on his neck for more than eight minutes. In this installment of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, FiveThirtyEight contributor and Campaign Zero co-founder Samuel Sinyangwe joins the crew to analyze the trends in police violence over the past six years. They also discuss how the protests — along with looting and the violent exchanges with police — could shape electoral politics in the coming months.


FiveThirtyEight Politics Podcast: The data behind police violence

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Galen Druke is FiveThirtyEight’s podcast producer and reporter.

Clare Malone is a senior political writer for FiveThirtyEight.

Samuel Sinyangwe is a data scientist, policy analyst and co-founder of Campaign Zero.

Nate Silver is the founder and editor in chief of FiveThirtyEight.

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