The FBI doesn’t keep a record of homicides by law enforcement officers. In the wake of the Ferguson riots and the subsequent uproar over policing practices in minority communities, theguardian.com has stepped into the breach with their database of “people killed by police in the US.” It’s presented to the world with the following caveat . . .
The database [combines] Guardian reporting with verified crowdsourced information to build a more comprehensive record of such fatalities. The Counted is the most thorough public accounting for deadly use of force in the US, but it will operate as an imperfect work in progress – and will be updated by Guardian reporters and interactive journalists as frequently and as promptly as possible.
Meanwhile, it’s clear that police shoot and kill more white people than black people. Of course, America is home to more white people than black people. So . . . what? Do white lives matter as much as black lives? There. I said it. Your turn.