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Your Call: Counting police killings; the story of Anders Breivik

On the June 12th edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll talk with the Guardian’s Jamiles Lartey and Washington Post’s Wesley Lowery. The two newspapers have launched database projects for tracking killings by police officers. We’ll also speak with Norwegian journalist Asne Seierstad about her book on Anders Breivik, a right wing extremist who massacred 77 people in Norway in 2011. Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Matt Martin, and you.


Wesley Lowery, national reporter covering law enforcement and justice for the Washington Post

Jamiles Lartey, reporter with the Guardian U.S.

Asne Seierstad, award winning Norwegian journalist and author of One of Us: the story of Anders Breivik and the massacres in Norway

Web Resources:

The Washington Post: Democratic senators introduce bill requiring police to report all police shootings to DOJ

The Guardian: The Counted Project: people killed by police in the United States

The Guardian: By the numbers: USpolice kill more in days than other countries do in years

NY Times:Review: ‘One of Us,’ by Asne Seierstad, on Anders Breivik’s Rampage in Norway

New Yorker: The Inexplicable: Inside the mind of a mass killer