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High mortality rates among blacks and persons of low socioeconomic status are a fact. The interaction of race, socioeconomic status and educational level could lend insight into the root causes of high mortality rates in certain groups.
From 1988-1992, 78% of all AIDS victims in NC were adults aged 25-44. Highest mortality rates were in the eastern part of the state, and AIDS was the leading cause of death for black men and the second leading cause for black women in the age group.
On February 29, white Raleigh police officer Daniel Clay Twiddy shot and killed an African-American man named Akiel Denkins near the corner of Bragg and East streets in Southeast Raleigh. Events such as this have resulted in mistrust of the police department. Proposed policy changes will consider employing body cameras and establishing a community oversight board with the ability to investigate and subpoena the police.