In the US police kill 385 people nationwide, a rate of more than 2 deaths per day

By Tobias Salinger, New York Daily News

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NYPD officers killed a man who opened fire on them on Tuesday morning in East New York, Brooklyn, after allegedly shooting his ex-wife in a parking lot at Resorts World Casino in Queens.

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS – Police have shot and killed 385 people in the U.S. in the first five months of 2015, according to an analysis by The Washington Post.

The newspaper scoured public documents, local news reports and witness accounts to document acts of heroism, scenes marked by chaos, and — in less than 1% of the cases — criminal charges against the cops involved.

But the bottom line rate of around 2.6 deaths per day in the country dwarfs FBI records over the previous decade, which count roughly 400 fatalities per year and about 1.1 deaths daily. The finding illustrates the state of data surrounding the controversial shootings, experts told the Post.

“These shootings are grossly under­reported,” said former police chief and Police Foundation President Jim Bueermann. “We are never going to reduce the number of police shootings if we don’t begin to accurately track this information.”

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16 comments

  1. Lucians in America wished they were in slu. Trust me if slu had better salaries and better jobs most of them would come back home, even those with residency and citizenship. They will come back in droves.

    When I first visited the US I stayed in Brooklyn, I was quite amazed. It was not what I expected. The place is dirty, houses are small and cramped. Some are infested with roaches and mice. Its either awfully hot or awfully cold. Most of those you see showing off on fb have nothing but the clothes on their skin. I would prefer staying here in st.lucia.

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    • u damn right, esp about the salaries...that's the only thing keeping me here cuz anyone who knows a mean lady called sallie mae KNOWS the ec dollar cannot sustain that. NY is the start up state for all 'just comes.' when u develop ur self, move to tx, fl or ga where its more spacious and clean.

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  2. The record does the talking.

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  3. good news, but at that slow rate we'll never get rid of them

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  4. Wow just wow. ....but they want to make our officers look like cold blooded killers......clean ur house first Miss USA......we in Lucia are capable of doing it ourselves......

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  5. The Commentator

    SO HOW DO WE BAN THE USA FROM TAKING PART IN MILITARY AND POLICE TRAINING IN THE CARIBBEAN SINCE THE USA'S RECORD OF "EXTRA-JUDICIAL" KILLINGS OF THEIR UNARMED MINORITIES IS SO APPALLING?

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  6. St.Lucian /New york

    Come on st. Lucian's, if st. Lucia was like america, there would be less crimes, the us police is doing their jobs to protect every citizen. America is the land of opportunity, you work, go to school, help your people back home, its what you become when you get to the US.

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    • you must be undocumented living in some dirty rat invested basement shooting that crap.

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    • you so love and have faith in Yankee doodle for you to come out with such BULLSHIT!!! have you been hiding under your bed sheet because you are not aware of the number of black people being killed by the American Police.

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  7. US social culture is still as murderously fiendish as it were in the early periods of colonization. Florida, the Mid-West, Baltimore and New York are recent examples. The Trayvon Martins are still raw recent memories.

    Throughout the years, this culture of legal murder, continues to be legislated and sanctified by hypocritical and sanctimonious christian leaders and religions so-called, and their breakaway sects.

    Whilst Europeans have been dumping their paid-for US citizen status at such an alarming rate, that the US has increase the fee for breaking the ties, Saint Lucians still want to get "lost" in the US low-wage underground economy, only to eventually and knowingly accept the legality of becoming, at best, US second-class citizens.

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  8. Please don't travel or the usa. It's very dangerous.one must have money in order to survive. People only travel there cuz things are cheaper

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  9. clean up your own police force before dictating to other independent countries that just trying to keep the peace.

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  10. Sounds like Operation Restore Confidence to me.(on a larger scale)

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  11. and the USA wants to condemn our force for human rights abuses...smfh

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  12. Send kenny Anthony a copy, he's destroying st lucia with his shit talks. America isn't what you see on tv, I know cause I live there. The real truth is that they're trying to make st lucia their puppet, with kenny the puppet master.

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  13. & yet still the negro population of the Caribbean insists that's where they want to live...Just so they can try to impress us with fake accents & cheaply made clothing.I have been there a couple of times & I prefer the Caribbean lifestyle 100%.Majority of houses are really close to one another like is Conway,just to say the houses look better.Lots of individuals over there live off "credit" but try to make you think that things nice...At one point I use to fall for their tricks but now I know better.I have my house here that's paid for over looking the sea & my car paid for as well unlike these fake second class citizens in the U.S & Canada & England.....
    But big up the real hustlers up there that make you know how it really is.

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