Headlines of the day: Things once unseen. . .

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]:

BLOG Shoot one

And the second [story here]:

BLOG Shoot two

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.


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