Friday, December 19, 2014
Mapping Oakland Police Killings
Over the last few years Maps Mania has featured a few maps from San Francisco's Anti-Eviction Mapping Project. These include the Ellis Act Evictions Map, an animated timeline map of Ellis Act evictions, the Ellis Acts Against Seniors and People With Disabilities map, which visualizes the number of seniors and disabled tenants evicted over the last 3 years, and the No Fault Evictions map, showing the location of all no-fault evictions filed between January 1997 and October 14, 2013.
The Anti-Evictions Mapping Project has now released a map of Killings by Law Enforcement in Oakland. This map shows the locations where 90 people have been killed by the Oakland Police Department, the California Highway Patrol, and the BART Police in Oakland since 1970.
The markers on the map indicate the race of each victim. The Anti-Evictions Mapping Project were able to identify the race of 78 of the victims. Of those 78 victims 99% of them were people of color.