The Guardian: More Than 1,000 People Killed by Law Enforcement in U.S. This Year | Democracy Now!

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The Guardian: More Than 1,000 People Killed by Law Enforcement in U.S. This Year | Democracy Now! – Back in the United States, the number of people killed by police and other law enforcement agents this year has topped 1,000 people. That’s according to an ongoing investigation by The Guardian called “The Counted,” which relies on local news stories and databases to track every single police killing in the U.S. The vast majority—more than 900 people—have been killed by police fire, although at least 20 have died after being tased by police, while 30 more have died in police custody. The three youngest victims of law enforcement agents this year were 10-year-old Nathan Roman, who was killed by his father, a police officer, who fatally shot both his son and his wife with his service gun in New York state; 12-year-old Ciara Meyer, shot dead by a Pennsylvania state constable serving an eviction order against her family; and 13-year-old Tyre King, shot dead while running away after officers allegedly mistook the boy’s BB gun for a real gun.

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