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WaPo Tallies Police Killings–but Holds Back Some of the Numbers That Count


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WaPo Tallies Police Killings–but Holds Back Some of the Numbers That Count

Jim Naureckas

Concerned that official records undercount the number of people shot and killed by police in the United States every year, the Washington Post (12/26/15) attempted to compile a list of every fatal police shooting in 2015. The paper found nearly a thousand such cases—more than twice as many as the FBI reports in a typical year.


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The authors of the Post article apparently believe it justified that those killed were “wielding weapons,” or “suicidal or mentally troubled,” or “ran when officers told them to halt.”

On the face of it not one of those reasons in itself is justification for cops to kill people.


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The cops shoot first

The corpress asks skewed questions later