Radio Havana Cuba | New Report Says U.S. Police Kill Nearly 500 People in 2016

Radio Havana Cuba

A friendly voice around the world

  • Follow Us on

#NoMasBloqueo #SolidaridadVsBloqueo

New Report Says U.S. Police Kill Nearly 500 People in 2016

Washington, July 11 (RHC)-- A new survey reveals that 491 people were killed by police in the United States during the first six months of 2016, showing an increase from 465 victims in the same period last year.

According to the survey published by the Washington Post, this year has also seen more officers shot to death in the line of duty and more officers put on trial for questionable shootings.  The report said: "Blacks continued to be shot at 2.5 times the rate of whites."

Data compiled by an activist group that runs the Mapping Police Violence project shows that police in the U.S. killed over 1,150 people in 2015, with the largest police departments disproportionately killing at least 321 African Americans.
 

Edited by Pavel Jacomino
Commentaries
MAKE A COMMENT
  • Fidel Castro: “I'm not important. It is the six million Cubans back home that follow this visit who matter to me"
  • Eusebio Leal: the public debate on the draft of constitution allows for advancing towards a stronger, more united nation
  • Cuban-American: our participation in the constitutional reform process can help us find the way to talk with just one voice
  • Cuban-Americans need to put pressure on their senators and congresspeople to change U.S.-policy towards Cuba
  • Cubans living abroad will have a say in writing Constitution
  • Manuel Zelaya: We are here to defend regional peoples, their conquests and their rights
NUMBER OF HITS/VISITORS

5030986

  • Max: 19729
  • yesterday: 3625
  • today: 715
  • online: 129
  • total: 5030986