Police across the country killed just under 1,000 people in officer-involved shootings last year, according to The Hill using data compiled by The Washington Post.
Data reveals that police fatally shot 987 people last year, about two dozen more than 963 shot and killed the year before. Minority males were shot and killed at a disproportionately higher rate than white males.
Black men accounted for 22 percent of the fatal shootings last year, despite representing just 6 percent of the overall population. Hispanic males accounted for 18 percent of fatal shootings, while white males accounted for 44 percent. Continue reading
FORT PIERCE, FLORIDA – Monday November 8, 2010. David Cassidy, former star of the 1970s TV show The Partridge Family, was arrested on Wednesday evening after blowing .14 on the breathalyzer. The 60-year-old former teen heartthrob was caught allegedly driving recklessly by Fort Pierce, and was caught with a half-empty bottle of bourbon in his Mercedes. Police said Cassidy eventually admitted to drinking of a glass of wine at noontime, and that he also took a painkiller for his back pain. Cassidy was taken to jail for DUI and released on bail Thursday morning. The incident might affect Cassidy’s appearance in the next episode of ‘The Celebrity Apprentice.”