Giving Compass' Take:

• Alexi Jones and Wendy Sawyer share data that reveals that U.S. police kill dramatically more civilians than police in similarly wealthy countries. 

• These instances of police violence are disproportionally perpetrated against people of color. Efforts to reduce police violence must acknowledge disparities. 

• Learn how the cost of police violence falls on taxpayers

There is no question that the number of police killings of civilians in the U.S. – who are disproportionately Black and other people of color – are the result of policies and practices that enable and even encourage police violence. Compared to police in other wealthy democracies, American police kill civilians at incredibly high rates:


Read the full article about U.S. Police killings by Alexi Jones and Wendy Sawyer at Prison Policy Initiative.