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October 16, 2008
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FBI says 'justifiable homicides' at highest in more than a decade

Analysts point to changing attitudes on the street

By Kevin Johnson
USA Today

WASHINGTON — The number of justifiable homicides committed by police and private citizens has been rising in the past two years to their highest levels in more than a decade, reflecting a shoot-first philosophy in dealing with crime, say law enforcement analysts.

Full story: FBI says 'justifiable homicides' at highest in more than a decade






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