FROM WHERE I STAND: U.S. leads in police killings


The Guardian newspaper claims that it has compiled the most comprehensive database of U.S. police killing ever published. I think it can be assumed that this is as correct as any figures compiled by humans could possibly be. It’s quite shocking and I wish that this information could move the American public to do something about it and, by that I mean find ways to prevent these deaths.
In the first 24 days of 2015, U.S. police killed more people than did the police of England and Wales in those two countries during the period 1990 to 2014. There were 59 fatal police shootings in the United States between Jan. 1 and Jan. 24, 2015. There were 55 fatal police shootings in England and Wales from 1990 to 2014. There has been just one fatal shooting by Icelandic police in the country’s 71-year history.

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