It would seem that the police in the U.S. are committed to breaking a murder record 2015, as the total body count at the hands of police is up to 138. That’s 1 person every 8 hours! Moreover, every police officer killed this year was murdered by other cops. Continue reading below for the gripping article from TheFreeThoughtProject.com with statistics sure to shock and enrage you.
As of February 16, only a month and a half into 2015, there has been at least 138 individuals killed by police in the United States since the first of the year.
The frighteningly high number averages out to three killed per day, or someone killed every eight hours. While there is no government-run database, Killed By Police has taken it upon themselves to keep track, and are doing a fantastic job thus far.
Just to put things into perspective, let’s take a look at the rates at which police in other countries kill their citizens.
Let’s look at our immediate neighbors to the north, Canada. The total number of citizens killed by law enforcement officers in the year 2014, was 14; that is 78 times less people than the US.
If we look at the United Kingdom, 1 person was killed by police in 2014 and 0 in 2013. English police reportedly fired guns a total of three times in all of 2013, with zero reported fatalities.