For centuries, black communities in America have faced physical abuse and unjustified deadly force at the hands of law enforcement. Modern policing even originated in slave patrols and night watches that captured people who tried to escape slavery.
Counting those killed by police would be a good project for real journalists.
Ran across this on Daily Kos:
"The Guardian UK embarrasses All US Media but will we notice? byjohnnyintexas
The Guardian UK has decided to keep a running total of ALL people killed by police [in the US] in 2015, and keep a live running total that you can check on their website."
Here's The Guardian doing what the U.S. government and media find too difficult: