WASHINGTON, D.C. - Police have killed 385 people so far this year according to data collected by the Washington Post. That's an average of 2.6 people per day.
At first glance, the numbers are disturbing. But when you break it down, you can begin to understand why:
-Of the 385 people killed - 365 were men. 20 were women.
-180 whites have been killed, 105 blacks. The rest are Hispanic and other minorities.
- 80 percent of the killings, the person that was killed was also armed.
It's that 20 percent that has made most of the headlines.
But remember, police are allowed to use deadly force when they fear for their lives. Weapon or no weapon as we learned first hand when NewsFix was invited to go through gun training with the Dallas Police Association. And as we found out - just 'cause someone doesn't have a weapon doesn't mean they can't kill you.
So what's the takeaway? All lives matter. And we have to work together to remember that.