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One hundred fifteen.
That’s the number of people killed by American law enforcement in the month of March in 2015.The U.S. has killed more of its citizens in one month than the UK has in over 100 years, according to the comparison offered by journalist Shaun King.
Over the course of 31 days, 115 families mourned daughters and sons, brothers and sisters, husbands and wives, friends and loved ones. One hundred fifteen communities grappled with a reality in which those who were entrusted to protect and serve their communities instead shattered those communities. In many cases, the men and women killed were unarmed and posed no immediate threat to the officers that would ultimately take their lives.
This is the status quo. This is the state of our union