Tuesday, September 12, 2006

I was right

Earlier this year I was standing in Newark Penn station waiting for a train. There must have been some sort of alert, because there were around twenty cops standing around, many in full body armor with automatic weapons. I commented to my coworkers the next day that given the frequency of unjustified police shootings I thought I was more likely to be shot by a cop than be the victim of a terrorist attack.

Well, Wired magazine seems to agree with me:


Look at their "color coded chart" at the bottom of the article.

People killed by terrorists: 3147
People shot dead by law enforcement: 3949