Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Know of a killing by police? Tell this reporter, because the authorities won't

You want to stop those motherfuckers murdering unarmed kids?  Here's how to do it.
How many of these police killings are there?

Apparently, no one has any idea. And when an enterprising reporter attempted to find out, it turned out it was nearly impossible:

The biggest thing I've taken away from this project is something I'll never be able to prove, but I'm convinced to my core: The lack of such a database is intentional. No government—not the federal government, and not the thousands of municipalities that give their police forces license to use deadly force—wants you to know how many people it kills and why.


He's got a crowd sourcing project called Fatal Encounters if you'd like to participate.

Ponder this: our government is systematically collecting vast amounts of data and information on US citizens and foreigners around the world and analyzing it for threats. But it is not systematically collecting or analyzing information of US citizens killed by government authorities and actively blocks citizens who try.
And tell him about shit like this, too

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