March 25, 2017

Number of people killed by American police continue to rise

Independent, UK - More people have died at the hands of law enforcement in the US so far this year than during the same period in 2016, casting a dark shadow over the Donald Trump administration as it invests more power in the police. By 19 March this year, 271 people have already been killed by police, compared with 262 people by the same date in 2016, according to a database called There were fewer deaths (255) in 2015 and even fewer (209) in 2014 by the same point.

Guardian -  In the first 24 days of 2015, police in the US fatally shot more people than police did in England and Wales, combined, over the past 24 years.

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