December 11, 2017
POLICE SHOOT FAR MORE PEOPLE THAN ANYONE REALIZED, A VICE NEWS INVESTIGATION REVEALS
According to the article, which reports “data from the 50 largest local police departments in the United States,”
Police shootings aren’t just undercounted — police in these departments shoot black people at a higher rate and shoot unarmed people far more often than any data has shown…VICE News examined both fatal and nonfatal incidents to determine that cops in the 50 largest local departments shot at least 3,631 people from 2010 through 2016. That’s more than 500 people a year. On more than 700 other occasions, police fired at citizens and missed.