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The explanation for this gap is simple. In Britain, guns are rare. Only specialist firearms officers carry them; and criminals rarely have access to them. The last time a British police officer was killed by a firearm on duty was in 2012, in a brutal case in Manchester. The annual number of murders by shooting is typically less than 50. Police shootings are enormously controversial. The shooting of Mark Duggan, a known gangster, which in 2011 started riots across London, led to a fiercely debated inquest. Last month, a police officer was charged with murder over a shooting in 2005. The reputation of the Metropolitan Police’s armed officers is still barely recovering from the fatal shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes, an innocent Brazilian, in the wake of the 7/7 terrorist bombings in London.
In America, by contrast, it is hardly surprising that cops resort to their weapons more frequently. In 2013, 30 cops were shot and killed—just a fraction of the 9,000 or so murders using guns that happen each year. Add to that a hyper-militarised police culture and a deep history of racial strife and you have the reason why so many civilians are shot by police officers. Unless America can either reduce its colossal gun ownership rates or fix its deep social problems, shootings of civilians by police—justified or not—seem sure to continue. Armed police: Trigger happy | The Economist (via kenyatta)
season 1: car crashes, john dead?? sam dead?? dean dead??
season 2: sam dead - sam not dead
season 3: dean dead
season 4: ruby dead, sam and dean still alive?? whut?
season 5: sam dead - sam not dead
season 6: cas, staaahp
season 7: cas + dean in purgatory - dead???
season 8: sam kinda dying, no one dead? wait, naomi dead
season 9: dean dead - dean not dead
Supernatural - Are you sure you’re dead because we are not so sure about that either