Monday, August 10, 2015

Lies, Damned Lies, & True Statistics

Grab A Gun, Grab A Noose
Killer Cops Are On The Loose*

There were more fatal shootings by police in the U.S. on the weekend of August 6 through 9 than there were in all of 2014 in Germany, Norway, and England and Wales combined, according to statistics from

This weekend was the anniversary of the shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.
This further reinforces that the U.S. has particularly extreme levels of police violence driven by racism, and that sweeping changes in how police operate are needed. Police in Germany fired only 85 bullets in all of 2011, while American police have fired 90 in single incidents. In the first half of 2015, police killed at least 550 people in the U.S.
[Stolen in its entirety — except the headline — from Think Progress; no need to click unless you care about credit. (*A sadly bourgeois concept, credit.)]

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