Saturday, July 09, 2016


Nobody, not even the cops, was counting...until recently.

It wasn’t until recently that it became easy to find a number to go with the gruesome reality that black people—and black men in particular—live with every day: the ever-present threat of police violence.

Police officers fatally shot nearly 1,000 people last year, according to The Washington Post’s ongoing count. Halfway through 2016, police have shot and killed 506 more. “Unarmed black men are seven times more likely than whites to die by police gunfire,” the Post wrote last year.

[source : Death by Police, The Atlantic,, 7th July 2016]

This does not excuse the murders in Dallas, but the cops should be keeping track of who they kill, being 'caring' and all that?

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