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As Obama calls for better data and Justice Department exposes Ferguson, trusted FBI count of ‘justifiable homicides’ omits 545 people per year in study
An average of 545 people killed by local and state law enforcement officers in the US went uncounted in the country’s most authoritative crime statistics every year for almost a decade, according to a report released on Tuesday. The first-ever attempt by US record-keepers to estimate the number of uncounted “law enforcement homicides” exposed previous official tallies as capturing less than half of the real picture. The new estimate – an average of 928 people killed by police annually over eight recent years, compared to 383 in published FBI data – amounted to a more glaring admission than ever before of the government’s failure to track how many people police kill.
originally posted by: Stylez1
a reply to: AlaskanDad
Sad because most police officers are decent! but The bad apples make the whole force look bad.
originally posted by: onequestion
a reply to: ATF1886
Nothing is being done because we are doing nothing.
originally posted by: agenda51
a reply to: MALBOSIA
I dont worry about bad cops nearly as much as I worry about criminals. I wish my neighborhood was all cops to be honest. They dont like criminals though....that is true. This includes illegal aliens, politicians, crackheads, people with long records of criminal activity etc. etc. i also would not want that job. To deal with the scum of society on a daily basis as part of your job description is not appealing of your typical person. I myself stay far away from it.