Case in Point: Baltimore Shoot

Case in Point: Baltimore Shoot

Contrary to what many in the general population believe, a police officer's decision of if and when to use force is not in any way clear-cut, easy or definitive, and it's nothing—nothing—like you see on television and in movies. And contrary to what many pundits will say, the ...
Final Tour: September, 2015

Final Tour: September, 2015

Now, nine months into 2015, we have suffered 98 line-of-duty deaths. Of those, 39 have been lost in vehicle-related incidents, 29 to gunfire, and 30 to other causes, the majority of which have been duty-related heart attacks or illness. We’re slightly ahead (2%) of where we were at ...
A Look Beyond the Numbers

A Look Beyond the Numbers

[Editor's Note: This is the first in a series of articles, which will delve into the StreetCred Police Killings in Context (PKIC) database. A few months back The Guardian and the Washington Post published databases and photographs of Americans who have been killed by police. The ...
Final Tour: August 2015

Final Tour: August 2015

As August comes to a close, we have suffered 82 line-of-duty police deaths thus far in 2015. Of those, 35 have been lost in vehicle-related incidents, 23 to gunfire and 24 to other causes, the majority of which have been duty-related heart attacks or illness. We’re slightly lower ...