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Our Tally of People Killed by Police Is Way Off

'WSJ' digs into the numbers

(Newser) - A timely investigation by the Wall Street Journal opens with a sobering conclusion: "It is nearly impossible to determine how many people are killed by the police each year." That after the paper zeroed in on America's 105 biggest police departments, which handed over internal data on... More »

S. Dakota: Wait, Maybe Killing Abortion Docs Not OK

Bill shelved amidst uproar

(Newser) - Thanks to a public outcry , South Dakota has indefinitely shelved a bill that would have essentially made it legal to kill an abortion provider. South Dakota’s House speaker said lawmakers were still deciding whether to vote on the bill (which would expand the definition of "justifiable homicide" to... More »

S. Dakota May Make It Legal to Kill Abortion Providers

New law would change definition of 'justifiable homicide'

(Newser) - South Dakota is considering a Republican-backed law that would bulk up the definition of "justifiable homicide" to include another kind of killing—one intended to prevent harm to a fetus. Mother Jones points out that if it passes, it could make it legal to kill doctors who perform abortions.... More »

Justifiable Killings Surge for Cops, Civilians

(Newser) - Justifiable homicides committed by cops and civilians are at their highest levels in more than 10 years, USA Today reports. Last year's totals: 391 for police and 254 for civilians. Analysts attribute the rise to a growing “shoot-first” attitude among both groups, especially as criminals improve their arsenals. More »

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