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  •  Compare St Louis to Iceland (7+ / 0-)

    I started to check out some numbers on St Louis for comparison and found out that the Oregonian online had done it for me.

    Here is the money quote

    St. Louis happens to have about the same population as Iceland. Last year, the city's police chief ordered a study of incidents in which officers shot at suspects. As reported by the St. Louis Post Dispatch, that happened 98 times in the 2008-2011 period, and 12 of the people shot at died.
    It boggles the mind.

    Also Germany's police fire less than 100 rounds per year on active duty for a population of 80 million. Assuming each officer involved incident used on average more than 4 rounds (with Glocks as the standard sidearm, this is probably on the low side) then St Louis population 330,000 police fire more rounds than all of Germany's police.

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