US police killings in 2015: inside the shocking numbers in 2 minutes | The Counted

01 Jul 2015 by admin in Misc, News

The Guardian has logged every police killing in America this year, and, as of 1 July 2015, 547 people have been killed by law enforcement. (This video shows the figures up to 29 June 2015, when 545 had been killed.)
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Of those, the vast majority were shot dead despite more than one in five of these victims being unarmed. Black people have been disproportionately killed, at a rate twice that of white and Hispanic/Latino people.

• US police killings headed for 1,100 this year, with black Americans twice as likely to die ►

• Explore The Counted to find out what this means in the context of race and the rest of the world ►

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