REPORTS OF POLICE SHOOTINGS IN THE UNITED STATES are so regular that we hardly blink an eye at them anymore. We more or less see it as an inevitability of law enforcement: sometimes, police have to use lethal force to stop a bad guy.
When you compare us to other countries, however, this appears to not at all be the case: The Guardian has set up a counter for 2015 to try and track every police killing in the United States. The numbers on their own are shocking: 500 people killed by police in the United States this year. When it gets really crazy is when you start comparing it to other countries.