April 5, 2015 9:30 am -


March was a banner month for civilians being killed by police in America.


In March alone, 111 people died during police encounters — 36 more than the previous month. As in the past, numerous incidents were spurred by violent threats from suspects, and two officers were shot in Ferguson during a peaceful protest. However, the deaths follow a national pattern: suspects were mostly people of color, mentally ill, or both.

Conversations about police procedurals and officer misconduct were also front and center last month, due in large part to the Department of Justice’s damning report of racial discrimination and unlawful activity in Ferguson’s police department. Although the incident occurred last January, video of officers brutally beating an unarmed Floyd Dent — and allegedly framing him for drug possession — also circulated the internet in March — raising questions about police corruption in Detroit.

In response to mounting criticism of police tactics and conduct, lawmakers have also considered withholding information about officers to avoid backlash and protect cops’ identity. On Monday, Gov. Doug Ducey (R-AZ) vetoed a bill that would hide the identities of officers involved in fatal shootings for 60 days.


D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

13 responses to Cops Killed More Than 100 Americans In March

  1. mea_mark April 5th, 2015 at 9:36 am

    When the police aren’t held accountable and they are protected …

    • Jake April 5th, 2015 at 4:16 pm

      Yeah but how many Americans were killed by ISIS in the same period? Or by Ebola, or eerrr Hillary or…Benghazi!!!

  2. KABoink_after_wingnut_hacker April 5th, 2015 at 9:39 am

    A total of 111 people were killed by police in the United States in March of 2015.
    Since 1900, in the entire United Kingdom, 52 people have been killed by police.

    • rocker April 5th, 2015 at 11:52 am

      You make a valid point but a bigoted point…

  3. Suzanne McFly April 5th, 2015 at 9:58 am

    The departments are just waiting it out, they figure give it a few weeks and people will find some other injustice to be concerned with and the police crimes will be forgotten. We need to keep these stories in the news and write our representatives and tell them we want action, not words.

  4. rocker April 5th, 2015 at 11:48 am

    Just curious. Of the 116(the correct #) killed by police 39 were white, 26 were hispanic yet the author chooses to only use photos of blacks… I wonder why ? Do hispanic and white lives not count ?

    • mea_mark April 5th, 2015 at 12:46 pm

      You should address your question to the author here …

    • Dwendt44 April 5th, 2015 at 1:34 pm

      I think it means the blacks (51) are out of proportion to the population. And yes, hispanics are out of proportion as well.

      • rocker April 5th, 2015 at 1:52 pm

        Yes I agree.. Just thought it was pretty devious of the author to use pix of blacks exclusively

    • fancypants April 5th, 2015 at 2:53 pm

      ” don’t bring a gun to a snowball fight ”