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Closing all my depressing tabs in one go December 2, 2015

Posted by Erin Ptah in News Roundup.
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People killed by police, 2015. 1085 and counting.

Known mass shootings in 2015. 351 and counting.

“The revised estimates put the annual number of people killed by cops at an average of 928 per year over the past eight years; a conservative estimate. […] What this means is that a U.S. citizen is actually 58 times more likely to be killed by a police officer than by a terrorist.”

Cops fire on, and kill, Navy veteran India Kager. While she’s in the same car as her 4-month-old child.

McDole was a 28-year-old African-American man, paralyzed from the waist down and sitting in a wheelchair at the time of his death. The shooting was captured on video.”

Sandra Bland’s death was not an isolated incident: “550 people have died while in custody of Texas law enforcement so far in 2015, mostly under the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Local departments and sheriff’s offices do their part too. Some places, such as Dallas, see “custodial deaths” at all levels of incarceration—city, county and state.”

Always worth repeating: White supremacists are the leading perpetrators of terrorism in the US.

“Five protesters affiliated with the Black Lives Matter movement were injured Monday night after an encampment they had set up in Minneapolis came under fire from multiple gunmen.”

Here’s a partial sampling of all the horrible things that have gone down while anyone turning on the news could hear someone arguing that Syrian refugees pose the biggest existential threat to public safety the country faces today.”

“Step 4: Find safe place to wait out gunfire for next two years while application is processed.”

(There are good links too. I’ll post them…some other time.)

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