Surprised? Yeah neither was I. For every Michael Brown in Ferguson or Eric Garner in New York City there are hundreds more that don’t make the media. This is now June 1st 2015, so far exactly 5 months into the year as of today the US Cops have ended the lived of 385 people, that”s 2 A DAY! . I know many would have had Guns firing at the Cops, or a House Break-in, Car Chase or Drug Busts, of course these are casualties of life, we have it over here in Scotland in a smaller way, Europe has it also. Only difference is we don’t do Guns. I think because you can have the right to own a Gun makes many want to have one. Out of the few Hundred I speak to from the USA tell me they don’t have a Gun. Maybe they stay in nice areas? No idea, but many have Guns. I am yet to meet anyone who has killed another with a Gun for legal reasons, or anyone who knows anyone who has. In-fact a decent Google search and you don’t find many stories of a US citizen killing another for any reason other than Gang Related, I am talking decent people like you and I who have had to draw a gun on a thief or drug user who needs your TV to get his hit hat day. http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/04/29/minnesota-homeowner-kills-teens/8480047/ <Click) One guy decided to get his Gun and go kill the two people breaking into his home, but the guy who’s house it was is now doing life in prison. I did a full search and here are all the results HERE <Click) Links at the bottom as always and some articles I have done here. Keep in mind, I share news, I share my thoughts then I share the story and thankfully debate happens all over these places HERE <Click) With any story we must turn the coin around, you the reader should be doing this instead of giving ME a hard time! Don’t argue, research. This link here will show Police deaths this year, they vary in ways. link https://www.odmp.org/search/year Here shows how 54 US Cops have died this year, the highest number being “Automobile” at 15 then Gunfire with 14, heart attacks at 11, it must be stressful being a US Cop. I know 99% of US Cops are decent people, sadly that 1% shows itself to the World. We hear “Black kid killed” too much and “Cop escapes punishment” too often when it’s so obvious some trial had to have taken place, or deserved to be, Eric Garner is a prime example, he was chocking to death saying “I can’t breath” Yet the cops killed the poor guy. This is how many Cops have been killed, with reasons, and where they are from. May I say, taking a life for no reason in any and all context is bad. Also in the list is where each Cop died, Mississippi has the most at 5 with many places littered at 4. America in-stead of just hating all us who write like this and do You Tube with the same story, for sharing facts and truth with proof, how about you try and prove us wrong? Anyone? Not 1 American has challenged me yet, and that is your problem America, nobody cares until it’s on their doorstep. But it’s the way of it, worldwide, we care when we have to care.
Cops Killed in the Line of Duty in 2015: 54
9/11 related illness: 2
Automobile accident: 15
Gunfire (Accidental): 2
Heart attack: 11
Motorcycle accident: 1
Struck by vehicle: 3
Vehicle pursuit: 2
Vehicular assault: 2
New Jersey: 3
New Mexico: 1
New York: 3
North Carolina: 1
Tribal Police: 1
U.S. Government: 2
US police ‘shot dead almost 400 people’ in 2015
Via BigShot on You Tube
~~~~Via: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/05/31/police-fatal-shootings-20_n_7477658.html + More links below~~~~
WASHINGTON, May 30 (Reuters) – U.S. police have shot and killed 385 people during the first five months of this year, a rate of more than two a day, the Washington Post reported on Saturday. The death rate is more than twice that tallied by the federal government over the past decade, a count that officials concede is incomplete, the newspaper said. The analysis is based on data the Post is compiling on every fatal shooting by police in 2015, as well as of every officer killed by gunfire in the line of duty.
“We are never going to reduce the number of police shootings if we don’t begin to accurately track this information,” said Jim Bueermann, president of the Police Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving law enforcement. The Post analysis comes as a national debate is raging over the police use of deadly force, especially against minorities. Federal Bureau of Investigation records over the past decade show about 400 fatal police shootings a year, or an average of 1.1 deaths a day. Reporting of shootings by police agencies is voluntary.
But the Post’s analysis indicates the daily death toll for 2015 is close to 2.6 as of Friday. At that pace, police will have shot and killed nearly 1,000 people by the end of the year, the paper said. The Post’s analysis showed that about half the victims were white, half minority. Among unarmed victims, two-thirds were black or Hispanic.
Based on census numbers for the areas where the killings took place, blacks were killed at three times the rate of whites or other minorities. The victims ranged in age from 16 to 83. More than 80 percent were armed with potentially lethal objects, mostly guns. Ninety-two victims were identified as mentally ill.
Police are authorized to use deadly force when they fear for their lives or the lives of others. Three of the 385 fatal shootings have resulted in an officer being charged with a crime. Current and former police chiefs and other criminal justice officials told the Post police must begin to accept responsibility for the killings. They said that many deaths could be blamed on poor policing.
Washington Post: Fatal police shootings in 2015 approaching 400 nationwide
International Business Times: Police In The US Have Shot And Killed 385 People So Far In 2015: Report
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