Tag Archives: Death

By the numbers: US police kill more in days than other countries do in years

By Jamiles Lartey It’s rather difficult to compare data from different time periods, according to different methodologies, across different parts of the world, and still come to definitive conclusions. But now that we have built The Counted, a definitive record of … Continue reading

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At Least 194 Children Have Been Shot to Death Since Newtown

By Mark Follman You’ve heard this story before, the one that played out again the week of Thanksgiving—this time in Lakeland, Florida—where 2-year-old Taj Ayesh got his little hands on his father’s loaded pistol, pulled the trigger, and crumpled to the ground. … Continue reading

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Socioeconomic Stress Leaves Lasting Scars

By Kim Hall and Jan Diehm For many Americans, stress isn’t juggling family and an outsize job, or looking for meaning in work and relationships. The stress of poverty can have devastating effects on wellbeing — and when it occurs … Continue reading

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California Inmate Dies In Solitary Confinement During Hunger Strike

By Aviva Shen A man being held in solitary confinement has died at one of the California state prisons where thousands of inmates are refusing food to protest the practice of indefinite solitary confinement. Prison officials are insisting Billy “Guero” … Continue reading

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