A database of lives taken by law enforcement in 2014 exists. Created for citizens by citizens, carrytheirnames.com provides an unbiased and user-friendly memorial of the over 1,000 people who lost their lives in the U.S. in 2014. The goal of this project is to allow people to interact with the site, educate themselves on the issues, and form educated opinions to further push a national dialogue about possible solutions and reform.
Creators of the site are asking the public to come forward with any additional information about the deceased, including identifying those who’s names were not released, whether they are a person of color, and personal photos to replace mugshots. Additionally, creators are seeking formal details about each incident and access to legal documents to further examine the state of officer-involved deaths. They have adopted the hashtag #carrytheirnames on Twitter & Facebook.
The research team is asking for public funding in order to increase the capabilities of the website and continue improving the data for 2014 as well as update the site for the lives lost in 2015. Their goal is to provide this information as accurately as possible and ad free.
For more information please visit carrytheirnames.com or Twitter @carrytheirnames.