Native Americans most likely racial group to be killed by police

The national conversation about law enforcement killing black men has dominated headlines in 2014, but the racial group most likely to be killed by police is actually Native American.

"Native Americans, 0.8 percent of the population, comprise 1.9 percent of police killings," according to a report from the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice.

In a recent piece, writer and activist Simon Moya-Smith looks at why those police interactions go largely unreported.

"There are no white or black faces rallying around us, marching with us, protesting with us over this injustice," he wrote for CNN. "Why? Because we are a forgotten people."

Moya-Smith joins The Daily Circuit to discuss the issue.

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