From, The Boétie Legacy, and a World in Peril:
“The police are supposed to be public servants whose most important duty is to protect the safety of the citizens, even at risk of injury or death to themselves. But today cops put their welfare before that of the people or their constitutional rights. That’s the main difference between police in a true free and democratic society, and security forces supporting a dictatorship. The first have loyalty to the people, and the other to the state.”
See their faces and how they died here.
The Counted: “a project by the Guardian – and you – working to count the number of people killed by police and other law enforcement agencies in the United States throughout 2015, to monitor their demographics and to tell the stories of how they died.
The database will combine Guardian reporting with verified crowd sourced information to build a more comprehensive record of such fatalities. The Counted is the most thorough public accounting for deadly use of force in the US, but it will operate as an imperfect work in progress – and will be updated by Guardian reporters and interactive journalists as frequently and as promptly as possible.”