[Pnews] US Police Killed Over 100 People in March

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US Police Killed Over 100 People in March A protester holds an image of 
Michael Brown in Ferguson, after the unarmed, black teen was shot by a 
white police officer last summer. A protester holds an image of Michael 
Brown in Ferguson, after the unarmed, black teen was shot by a white 
police officer last summer. | Photo: Reuters Previous Next Published 2 
April 2015 0 Coments + We Recommend Since March 2014, the number of 
police killings in the U.S. has been between 80-115 citizens per month, 
according to a website that tracks the figures. Police in the United 
States were responsible for the deaths of 115 people in the month of 
March alone, according to an independent website that has been keeping 
tally. Though in some cases the incidents were allegedly spurred by 
aggressive threats from suspects, the number is still high compared to 
previous months and other nations. RELATED: UN Urges US to Crackdown on 
Police Brutality According to the website killedbypolice.net – which has 
been documenting the police killings that appear in news reports since 
2013 – the number of deaths in the month of March of this year increased 
by 30 since the previous month, and by 24 since January. It is also 
higher than the number police killings from March of last year, which 
was recording at 102 deaths. Most killed were people of color, with 
mental health issues or both, what has been considered a national 
pattern, reported Think Progress. The number of U.S. police killings in 
March is more than police in the United Kingdom have killed since 1900, 
according to Sputnik News. The number reported in killedbypolice.net is 
only expected to be an approximation since Washington has no formal 
system of keeping track of police killings. Last month, the White House 
Task Force on 21st Century Policing issued a report recommending that 
police employ better tactics to reduce the number of killings. The 
recommendations were partially driven by a report released by the 
Department of Justice (DOJ) earlier this year damning the Ferguson 
police department for racial discrimination and unlawful activity. The 
DOJ undertook the investigation after black, unarmed teenager Michael 
Brown was shot and killed by police officer Darren Wilson last summer. A 
grand jury decided not to indict Wilson.

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*US Police Killed Over 100 People in March*


Published 2 April 2015
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Since March 2014, the number of police killings in the U.S. has been 
between 80-115 citizens per month, according to a website that tracks 
the figures.


Police in the United States were responsible for the deaths of 115 
people in the month of March alone, according to an independent website 
that has been keeping tally.


Though in some cases the incidents were allegedly spurred by aggressive 
threats from suspects, the number is still high compared to previous 
months and other nations.


According to the website killedbypolice.net – which has been documenting 
the police killings that appear in news reports since 2013 – the number 
of deaths in the month of March of this year increased by 30 since the 
previous month, and by 24 since January. It is also higher than the 
number police killings from March of last year, which was recording at 
102 deaths.


Most killed were people of color, with mental health issues or both, 
what has been considered a national pattern, reported Think Progress. 
The number of U.S. police killings in March is more than police in the 
United Kingdom have killed since 1900, according to Sputnik News.


The number reported in killedbypolice.net is only expected to be an 
approximation since Washington has no formal system of keeping track of 
police killings. Last month, the White House Task Force on 21st Century 
Policing issued a report recommending that police employ better tactics 
to reduce the number of killings. The recommendations were partially 
driven by a report released by the Department of Justice (DOJ) earlier 
this year damning the Ferguson police department for racial 
discrimination and unlawful activity. The DOJ undertook the 
investigation after black, unarmed teenager Michael Brown was shot and 
killed by police officer Darren Wilson last summer. A grand jury decided 
not to indict Wilson.

This content was originally published by teleSUR at the following address:

http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/US-Police-Killed-Over-100-People-in-March-20150402-0026.html


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