Wednesday, June 07, 2006

42 innocent people killed by police paramilitary raids

Radley Balko at The Agitator reports on some examples of innocent people murdered by police (and for some reason they almost never get prosecuted), along with his current research tally:
The tally thus far from my research: 42 innocent people killed in paramilitary raids. 57 if you include police officers. Another 20 were nonviolent offenders (recreational pot smokers, gamblers, etc.) shot and killed either by accident or because they mistook raiding police for criminal intruders and were killed when they attempted to defend themselves, their homes, and/or their families.

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