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One-Third of Americans Think Cops Lie All the Time

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A new Reuters poll of more than 3,600 Americans shows that 31 percent believe that cops “routinely lie to serve their own self-interests.” That figure shoots up to 45 percent among African-Americans, which is unsurprising in the wake of several high-profile exonerations of white cops who killed black suspects through questionable means. Moreover, 69 percent of blacks feel police officers “unfairly target minorities,“ while only 23 percent of whites agree with that statement. Overall, however, three-quarters of all Americans say they generally approve of the job their local police department is doing.

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