Too Quick to Shoot?

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A suburb of Sacramento, California’s capital, is the newest addition to the national debate over officer-involved shootings.

An investigation published this month by The Sacramento Bee found that officers in suburban Citrus Heights (population 87,000) lead California in the per capita rate of shooting deaths at the hands of cops.

The actual numbers were comparatively small.  But according to the paper, of the eight officer-involved shooting deaths between 2010 and 2016, six . . .

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