Killed by Police: A Visualization in BBs

The data cited in this video comes from two sources:

  • FatalEncounters.org, a project dedicated to “creating an impartial, comprehensive and searchable national database of people killed during interactions with law enforcement”
  • iCasualities.org, which “documents coalition causalities for Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom”

Without question, the Fatal Encounters folks are doing some good work. They are making transparent the number of people killed by police. That tragic figure is not documented — or at least not made public — by those at the so-called Department of Justice or any other “law enforcement” outfit.

While the video above mentions only those slain in 2013 (1,198) and 2014 (1,234), Fatal Encounters tracks killings back to 2000.

fatal-encounters-2013-2014-killed-by-police-a-visualization-in-bbs-copblockThough an entry made to the site last month notes that their work is only about 42% complete, they’ve already documented 8,014 deaths. With such an astronomical figure, it’s not too surprising that those who claim to “protect and serve” have not been too forthcoming about their dismal level of “customer service.”

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If you value the work of Fatal Encounters consider helping them through a donation – they have a Paypal and accept Bitcoin. Or you can help by making their database more robust – through public record requests, by submitting new incidents and by finding additional details for existing entries.

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Scan this QR code to some Bitcoin love to help fuel Fatal Encounters, or copy and paste this address: 1LciBEL8zNBjopYPDjGnMaA5TCu2yEFrC

 

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Pete Eyre

Pete Eyre is co-founder of CopBlock.org. As an advocate of peaceful, consensual interactions, he seeks to inject a message of complete liberty and self-government into the conversation of police accountability. Eyre went to undergrad and grad school for law enforcement, then spent time in DC as an intern at the Cato Institute, a Koch Fellow at the Drug Policy Alliance, Directer of Campus Outreach at the Institute for Humane Studies, Crasher-in-Chief at Bureaucrash, and as a contractor for the Future of Freedom Foundation. In 2009 he left the belly of the beast and hit the road with Motorhome Diaries and later co-founded Liberty On Tour. He spent time in New Hampshire home, and was involved with Free Keene, the Free State Project and The Daily Decrypt.