For the first time since the nation became an independent republic, armed police shot and killed a man, startling a population accustomed to peace.
A slightly different experience compared to certain other countries making the news right now. From the article (emphasis mine):
The Icelandic police department said officers involved will go through grief counseling. And the police department has already apologized to the family of the man who died — though not necessarily because they did anything wrong.
"I think it’s respectful," Arnorsdottir says, “because no one wants to take another person’s life.”
white people be like oh my god what’s happening in ferguson is horrible I’m so glad my imprelatsic european country that colonized 3/4s of the world or white colony that gained independence and proceeded to kill off the native population doesn’t have institutionalized racism like those crazy americans