The story haunted me, and when the Harper’s Index repeated the statistic it prompted me to track down the source. It turns out the study cited uses data from the Centers for Disease Control, data that is easily accessible via the web. So I created a chart to show the change over time. The data is spiky but the overall trend is clear and horrifying.
Woman gets shot during a confrontation with police in East Pasadena http://t.co/IuuTrOwHZS— NBC Los Angeles (@NBCLA) July 11, 2015