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Only one person has been killed by the police in Iceland ever since it became a republic in 1944.
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Finn123

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2 years ago #9725118        
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You also have to consider the demographics of Iceland, there isn't a lot of population with criminal tendencies there at all, and even the native population is small. So there's simply no need for cops to kill people there, aside from that one time. This is very different in the United States of America, and even in most European countries.


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Karen

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3 years ago #9481799        
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Yep:

http://www.pri.org/stories/2013-12-03/iceland-grieves-after-police-kill-man-first-time-its-history

And the police apologized for having to do it.


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3 years ago #9504190        
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And it happened at the other end of the goddamn street I live in!


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3 years ago #9490791        
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Unlike America where a LOT of people get killed by the police


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Mixu

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2 years ago #9697448        
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That makes you think... Maybe in alternative universe... This did not happen... Iceland would have no Police casualties ever. Would be great.

Steeeve

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7 months ago #9803985        
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Good to know that a small island can keep their crazy criminal levels low. However, it doesn't mean the police are any better at not killing people. It just means there are less people who get themselves in situations where police will need to kill them.

Yup, no crime no killings. >_<
https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-25201471

8 months ago #9798289        
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Don't forget learning, for example languages

10 months ago #9792226        
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The main reason to fight the police is a belief that you might escape. On an island of 350,000 people, where are you going to go?


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12 months ago #9782271        
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*slow clapping somewhere in the background*

1 year ago #9751899        
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DONT FORGET THE HEIMELRICH STADZPOLETZI or GESTAPO

1 year ago #9746995        
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Wow that is way less than America. ( My home country)

2 years ago #9659262        
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Did the president put the police in jail? I mean, it was the first time the country saw that happen.


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2 years ago #9622598        
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there are rumors, that the only prison in Island has only 1 cell, and it's empty most of the time...?
(if so: happy country :) )


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3 years ago #9522360        
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Why was the person killed by the police?


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3 years ago #9496996        
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you barely see cops in New Zealand with guns


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