Max Lewis works at the State of Oregon DHS – Child Protective Services. Prior to that he was at the Maclaren Youth Correctional Facility. He also worked at the Hillsboro Police Department for 2 years as a Reserve Police Officer. He has Authored the following publications “Leading the Troops: The Role of the Police Sergeant” for in February 2012; “To Bear the Radiant Shield- Achieving Ethical Behavior in Law Enforcement” for The Institute for Law Enforcement Administration- Winter Edition 2012; and “The Lion’s Legacy: Community Policing Methods in British Law Enforcement” in The FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin- December 2011.
It is possible these attacks on unarmed African-American men are influenced by racial prejudice. A report released October 2014 by ProPublica reported that young African-American males are 21 times more likely to be shot by police than Caucasian males in the same age range. According to ProPublica, of the 1,217 deadly police shootings that were reported in federal data from 2010 to 2012, black males ages 15 to 19 were killed at a rate of per million, compared to a rate of per million for white males in that age range. According to ProPublica, from 1980 to 2012, 41 teens 14 or younger were killed by the police. Of these, 27 were black, eight were white, four were Hispanic and one was Asian.