Killed By Police
This is a topic that I honestly can't even begin to pick apart in a social media post. In 2017 American Law Enforcement killed 1188 people. This is a totally shocking and disturbing number. Just so you get a sense of scale, China(whose population exceeds ours multiple times over) has about 10-20 deaths from police violence per year. According to Globalresearch.ca Police in the US Kill Citizens at Over 70 Times the Rate of Other First-World Nations. There are a lot of factors that go into this, but we need to start by acknowledging that there is something fundamentally wrong with our approach to law enforcement. Also, I pulled the 1188 number from killedbypolice.net, who is doing very important work. Check out their page and consider making a donation.