“The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government.” –Thomas Jefferson
Hmmm. Our government is definitely taking care of us, one way or another. How comforting. Except I occasionally wonder if my country is now like those lucky Vietnamese villages — the ones “we” had to destroy in order to save. Because we love peace and justice.
American police killed more people in March (111) than the entire UK police have killed since 1900
Daily Kos * Wed Apr 01, 2015 at 11:49 AM PDT
by Shaun King
Yeah. Those numbers are real.
A total of 111 people were killed by police in the United States in March of 2015.
Since 1900, in the entire United Kingdom, 52 people have been killed by police.
Don’t bother adjusting for population differences, or poverty, or mental illness, or anything else. The sheer fact that American police kill TWICE as many people per month as police have killed in the modern history of the United Kingdom is sick, preposterous, and alarming.
Police beat Phillip White to death in New Jersey. He was unarmed.
Police shot and killed Meagan Hockaday, a 26-year-old mother of three.
Police shot and killed Nicholas Thomas, an unarmed man on his job at Goodyear in metro Atlanta.
Police shot and killed Anthony Hill, an unarmed war veteran fighting through mental illness, in metro Atlanta.
I could tell 107 more of those stories.
This has to end.