Sunday, September 7, 2014

Why Do US Police Kill So Many Civilians???

This chart compiled by Business Insider shows police shooting statistics from 2011

Are we crazy? Why do our police kill so many people? In the chart above, you can see just how alarming American statistics on fatal police shootings are when compared to other Western countries.
The FBI reports that in 2011, cops in America killed 404 suspects in acts of "justifiable homicide." Astonishingly, though, as FiveThirtyEight reports, this number likely doesn't include every civilian fatality that year since it relies on voluntary reporting and doesn't include police homicides that aren't justifiable. 

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