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originally posted by: opethPA
Well..since you have it all figured out why dont you come spend a few minutes in the badlands of any major city and when the "innocent men" show up to do the inevitable come tells how that all works out.
I love the naive cop haters here on ATS. So oblivious to how the real world works.
originally posted by: theyknowwhoyouare
Total number of killings in 2013 by law enforcement officers in the United States: 320 link
Wow look at that! 320 people killed by police officers! 34ish officers killed by people! (FYI I say 34ish because some stats are for things like "struck by vehicle" but they don't discern between whether accident or homicidal)
The numbers seem very one sided to me.
2014-01-30 Garcia-Jauregui, Jose Angel (27) Utah (Santaquin) Garcia-Jauregui shot and killed Sgt. Cory Wride when the officer stopped to check on a vehicle he thought was abandoned. Officers caught up with Garcia-Jauregui and exchanged gunfire with him. Garcia-Jauregui and another officer were both shot and hospitalized; Garcia-Jauregui died later of his injuries.
2014-01-25 Shergill, Parminder Singh (43) California (Lodi) Lodi police officers Cpl. Scott Bratton and Officer Adam Lockie shot and killed Shergill as he charged them with a knife. Shergill was a Gulf War veteran and suffered from posttraumatic stress disorder. Prosecutors ruled the shooting death justified in December.
2014-01-21 Koster, Keith (54) Indianapolis (Indiana) An unnamed officer shot Keith Koster, a mentally ill man, while in the process of a Welfare Check. Koster had picked up a gun in his apartment and began waving it at officers, after a failed takedown with non lethal beanbag rounds and hours of negotiations officers shot and killed Koster.
2014-01-19 Golden, Rodney Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh) Golden was shot and killed after slashing a woman’s throat in an apartment complex.
2014-01-15 Bair, Shawn (22) Indiana (Elkhart) Fatally shot after killing 2 people in a grocery store.
2014-01-14 Hill Jr., Gregory (30) Florida (Fort Pierce) Shot multiple times though his garage door after he raised a gun at a deputy
2014-01-12 Mascarino, Anthony (35) Arizona (Scottsdale) Pointed shotgun at police after firing it into air in his home
2014-01-09 Ware, Michael A (35) Arkansas (Jonesboro) Is said to have opened his door and opened fire on officers, he was shot and killed by officer Eidson
2014-01-07 Blunk, Vernum (47) Florida (Leesburg) Officers were investigating allegations of sexual misconduct with a child. Blunk was armed with a handgun
2014-01-05 Skorev, Igor (23) Colorado (Arvada) Died after a shootout with police.
2014-01-04 Scott, Noah (29) Louisiana (Metairie) After allegedly stabbing his girlfriend he confronted police at his door with a knife, the officers shot and killed him.
2014-01-02 Calhoun, Rasheik (33) Florida (Crestview) SWAT was executing a warrant and suspect was killed after suspects opened fire on officers
2014-01-01 Bridges, Shane (33) Oklahoma (Chelsea) An unnamed Mayes County deputy responded to a call about a suicidal man, when he arrived at Bridges home the deputy found him standing on his porch with a gun, Bridges began shooting at the deputy and the deputy returned fire killing Bridges
2014-01-01 Reece, Julias Michael (20) Michigan (Redford) An armed man suspected in a series of carjackings in Redford and Detroit was shot and killed by police on New Year’s Day
originally posted by: LOSTinAMERICA
a reply to: cleverhans
That's a fact, Jack! There are a few bad police officers and the OP makes it sound like they are all bad. 50% by his guess. Hey OP read this guys post I'm commenting to and take a personal assessment to rethink your stance. Police are human and I'm all for bad officers to be held accountable but I'm not labeling them all bad. It's not 50%. The best we can do is call out bull# so some crazy doesn't get any bright ideas and shoot more police.
How many times have the police beaten you? I'm sure the answer isn't daily if at all. Look at reality. These guys do put their lives on the line so you can live in a half way normal society. Give them the credit they deserve. You don't have to accept bad officers to do that. Just know the MORAL majority are good men and women.
originally posted by: theyknowwhoyouare
I fear the reactions here are mainly due to the Brown protests. I see the MSM has done a good job at making you all love your oppressors again.