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State's Police Department Killed More People Than Germany and Britain Combined

Three Pasco police officers recently shot and killed an unarmed man who had been throwing rocks.

With just 59,000 residents, the city of Pasco police department in Washington state has shot and killed four people in the past six months—more than police in the entire United Kingdom, which has over 64 million citizens, in the past three years combined. In fact, Pasco police are on pace to have more police shootings than Germany, with 80 million citizens, over the current 12 month period.

On Tuesday, February 10, three Pasco police officers shot and killed an unarmed man who had been throwing rocks. It's hard to imagine, if the American public was told the below video was from Iraq or Syria or Cuba, that our entire nation wouldn't be disgusted at the abuse of power and unethical use of force to senselessly kill a man.

Shaun King is a member of the DailyKos contributor community. 

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