Tuesday, December 02, 2014

America, F*%# Yeah!

We suck. 
According to the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report, in 2013 there were 461 “justifiable homicides” by police — defined as “the killing of a felon by a law enforcement officer in the line of duty.” In all but three of these reported killings, officers used firearms.
By contrast, there were no fatal police shootings in Great Britain last year. Not one. In Germany, there have been eight police killings over the past two years. In Canada — a country with its own frontier ethos and no great aversion to firearms — police shootings average about a dozen a year.  Link


Eric Haas said...

To be fair, those figures should be adjusted for population. But even after you do that, the US still beats Canada by a factor of almost 4.

Ipecac said...

Yeah, we don't have more than 50 times Germany's population either.

Even adjusted for population, we suck.