Guardian Creates Database of Citizens Killed by US State Forces

The Guardian has created a database called “The Counted: People killed by police in the US“.

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Screenshot of database, which contains page after page of names and, for some of the slain, photos.

Over five hundred people have been killed domestically by the US state so far this year, with at least another five hundred expected to be killed by year’s end.

By percentage of group, the country’s Indigenous people are killed most often, with African Americans and Hispanic/Latino people killed most by overall number.

The Federal Bureau of Justice Statistics reports that, on average, US state forces take the lives of about 1,000 of their own people per year.  These numbers are known to be a gross under-count, representing, at best, about “46 percent of officer-involved homicides”.


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