Saturday, January 7, 2017
Crowdsourcing deaths involving police
This is an article about the noble and very necessary work of documenting deaths involving police. The fact that the police death reporting website is being spearheaded by an apparently very even-handed, taciturn white dude from Reno, NV, is great, because it makes it more difficult for people to claim that the work is somehow invalid, anti-white, anti-police, or any other nonsense. As the website owner, Burghart, very reasonably claims, this work is what any democracy should be doing--tracking better how police are working, who is at risk of getting killed or killing others, etc. In the end, such work will enable police departments to be more effective, and our communities to be safer.