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Nobody Knows How Many Americans The Police Kill Each Year

By Reuben Fischer-Baum & Campaign Zero

Insight: Earlier this month, a police officer shot and killed an unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown, in Ferguson, Missouri. The shooting and the response have reignited concerns about racial profiling, police brutality and police militarization. The incident has also drawn attention to a remarkable lack of knowledge about a seemingly basic fact: how often people are killed by the police.

Frederick Scott protests the killing of Michael Brown on August 18, 2014, in Ferguson, Missouri. SCOTT OLSON / GETTY IMAGES

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