In the wake of a deadly election night shooting in Alabama that left four dead and six injured, local authorities in Alabama and Texas have sent nearly 1,500 police officers to enforce state-level voting laws.
While this may seem like a lot of cops, it is actually only about 20% of the total number of police in Alabama, Texas, and Georgia.
Alabama, a predominantly black state, has the highest number of cops in the country for a state that has been plagued by racial unrest and police violence.
Georgia has the second highest number, with about 1,000 officers.
The state has the fourth highest number for a single state.
Despite this, in the wake at least two states have been forced to cancel election days and other states have seen officers on the street, as they are required to by law.
In response, the Southern Poverty Law Center released a report that said the election of Donald Trump, who has a long record of racism, misogyny, and xenophobia, had a disproportionate effect on the state of Alabama.
The report claimed that there were “a number of instances of police intimidation, harassment, and arrests during election days, including a police officer in the town of Hoover, Alabama being punched and hit in the face, a police captain being kicked in the stomach, and a police sergeant being attacked in his car.”
Alabama, like other Southern states, has had a number of officers involved in protests and clashes in recent years.
In 2015, police were seen in riot gear at the protest against the death of Freddie Gray, who died in police custody, and they were seen on television during the Black Lives Matter movement, where they beat up protesters.
As Breitbart News reported at the time, one officer involved in the violence at the Black Friday protests was also arrested for his part in a shooting at the Trump rally in Alabama.
According to the Southern Center for Human Rights, more than 100 people have been killed by police in the United States since 2014, and nearly 400 have been arrested.
In 2018, the United Nations released a new report, documenting widespread violence against civilians in America, including police.
The organization’s executive director, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, said that violence against police officers has become a “global epidemic” and that police “must be respected and respected without any exception.”
The report found that in 2016, police killed or injured more than 5,000 people and injured about 1.4 million others, with police violence and intimidation at the center of much of the violence.
Police brutality has also been a growing concern in Alabama since the beginning of the year, with the Birmingham News reporting that police were called in to remove a protestor in June that left one man with a gunshot wound to the head.
In September, the NAACP called for a federal investigation into the police killings of Freddie Jackson and Michael Brown, as well as the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, both of whom were killed by law enforcement.
“The use of force against Black people is systemic and institutionalized in our criminal justice system,” the NAACP said in a statement.
“It cannot be solved with one political movement or one protestor.
We need a nationwide investigation of all of the systemic, institutionalized violence that has occurred in our country over the past year.”
In February, the Department of Justice said it would conduct a probe into whether Alabama has a civil rights problem.
“Alabama’s law enforcement officers do not have a right to use excessive force,” the department said in an emailed statement.
The Department of Homeland Security’s Civil Rights Division will be responsible for the investigation.
The ACLU has also launched an investigation into police killings, and the National Law Center on Civil Rights said in October that Alabama has the fifth highest rate of killings by police.
“These data should be alarming to all Americans, but particularly to those of us who believe that voting should be free and fair,” the group said in its statement.
On Tuesday, the group urged the FBI to launch an investigation of the Alabama and Georgia elections.
“We need to know whether these allegations of misconduct and misconduct by the local, state, and federal governments are systemic or isolated,” the statement said.
“This is a critical time for our democracy, as we grapple with the consequences of a Donald Trump presidency.”
“These kinds of stories are not uncommon in American history,” the report said.
Alabama is one of the first states to enact the voter ID law.
Earlier this year, the Alabama Department of Public Safety issued an order to the state’s election supervisors to ensure that voters would not be denied the right to vote due to their race, because of the law.
As of Monday, the state had more than 1,600 voting precincts, the report noted.
According of the report, Alabama had more voting machines than all of California in 2020, and more voting equipment than all states in 2016.
The DOJ will also conduct a review