ROAR Meter

The Roar Meter is a weekly story in numbers.

  • Fatal Police shootings in 2016: 963
  • Number of those killed who are black: 233
    • Percentage of total: 24
    • Number of those who are black men: 222
    • Number of them who were fleeing the scene: 92
  • Number of those killed who are white: 465
    • Percentage of total: 48
    • Number of those killed who are white men: 444
    • Number of them who were fleeing the scene: 136
  • Percentage of general population that is white: 72
  • Percentage of general population that is black: 13
  • Number of people shot by police, known to be mentally ill: 241
    • The remaining 722 includes those whose mental illness status is unknown.
    • Number of (known) mentally ill people shot and killed by police who are black: 34
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Annika Barranti Klein is a writer, knitter, women’s banked track roller derby referee, and radical homeschooling mother. Her work has appeared at The Toast, The Establishment, and on Book Riot. She is a cis, white, bi-furious intersectional feminist.

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