To date, according to the Guardian, 561 people have been fatally shot by police in the United States. with California reporting the largest number of fatalities at 72, as might be expected from the nation’s most populous jurisdiction, while New Mexico records the most killings per capita.
But video cameras are changing the game, allowing the public to see the shootings and their aftermaths first hand and raise questions that previously might never have been raised.
From today’s London Daily Mail, the first of two homepage screencaps [story here]:
And the second [story here]:
From the Los Angeles Times, another event where the video has yet to be released:
Cellphone video shows police fatally shooting unarmed 19-year-old Fresno man
New cellphone video shows police officers shooting an unarmed 19-year-old Fresno man lying on the ground at a gas station.