Wednesday, June 03, 2015
Another database and analysis of persons killed by police
A British newspaper, the Manchester "Guardian," like the Washington Post, is starting a database and analysis ("The Counted") of Americans killed by police. The Post study only deals with persons killed by firearms. The Guardian deals with those killed by any means/circumstances. The Post data (see post below) showed that 385 individuals were shot and killed Jan-May 2015, while the Guardian data for the same period shows 408 such shootings. (See this excellent linked article by James Ragland of the Dallas Morning News) An additional 56 individual died by other means. Government statistics are woefully inaccurate and way too low. As of June 2, the Guardian's count of total persons killed was 470.