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US Police Have Killed Nearly 400 People (So Far) This Year

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posted on May, 31 2015 @ 11:06 AM
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a reply to: ItalianDressing

I would apply that same quality to some members of US police forces too.

But we (in the UK) have drug addicts, violent criminals and so forth too. It's fairly difficult not to label many criminal activities, particularly those against the person, as negative, surely?

It's not my intention to try and take this down a UK vs US route, rather than to provide some comparison to a similar-ish nation.

However, given that there (to me) seem to be an excess of cop related deaths, and you state that your criminals are particularly jacked-up and negative, would that imply that the issue here lies with something about US culture?
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posted on May, 31 2015 @ 11:15 AM
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a reply to: antar


White lives matter, white kids being shot by cops matter, no matter how you or anyone else wants to spin this, that is the truth


Yeah, all lives matter. But the evidence shows that 'unarmed' black people get shot at a far higher rate than any other demographic, that's not even including the shootings that are publicly unreported. Hence the motives behind the recent protests (and riots).


About half the victims were white, half minority. But the demographics shifted sharply among the unarmed victims, two-thirds of whom were black or Hispanic. Overall, blacks were killed at three times the rate of whites or other minorities when adjusting by the population of the census tracts where the shootings occurred.


imo, your deliberately distorting the facts that motivated those protests to support your own ideological agenda.




posted on May, 31 2015 @ 11:16 AM
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a reply to: NthOther
To me , that number represents app 400 criminals that will not be able to harm or rob the law abiding citizens of this country ever again. And I wonder if that number includes the 2 ISIS members in Texas.Also , 400 criminals out of a population of >300 million with 2,266,800 in prison is not a large number at all .



posted on May, 31 2015 @ 11:44 AM
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originally posted by: antar
a reply to: Phage

Is that armed with loaded weapons? Or fake toy guns? Unloaded?


Yes, make sure and ask if they have a round in the chamber before you shoot them.

Wth kind of logic is that?



posted on May, 31 2015 @ 11:51 AM
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originally posted by: Subaeruginosa
a reply to: antar


White lives matter, white kids being shot by cops matter, no matter how you or anyone else wants to spin this, that is the truth


Yeah, all lives matter. But the evidence shows that 'unarmed' black people get shot at a far higher rate than any other demographic, that's not even including the shootings that are publicly unreported. Hence the motives behind the recent protests (and riots).


About half the victims were white, half minority. But the demographics shifted sharply among the unarmed victims, two-thirds of whom were black or Hispanic. Overall, blacks were killed at three times the rate of whites or other minorities when adjusting by the population of the census tracts where the shootings occurred.


imo, your deliberately distorting the facts that motivated those protests to support your own ideological agenda.





"unarmed" black people are killed at a rate of around 20 per day. That's something that needs to be looked at and solved before the Police issue.



posted on May, 31 2015 @ 12:08 PM
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a reply to: NthOther

I wonder, how about the number of police officers killed as they sat in their police cars, etc.? Can you get the larger picture yet that society is going crazy on both ends of the spectrum? And my opinion is that it didn't start with the cops. One side acts up and the other reacts. It goes back to many things, but basically it is the lacking of structure in today's often fatherless "families" and the young toughs, both male and female, exit any construct of family that they were raised with and want to do their own thing to the world.

The tactics of the police today are a response to the growth of the general disrespect and lawlessness in this country today. Their job gets tougher and more dangerous every day. As a consequence they are taught to respond in precise manners to potential threats. Keep that in mind. They don't take your lip or being slow to comply as they formerly did.

Myself, I don't expect to respond to a cop's order such that my face gets planted in concrete and a knee on my neck. Except for driving a couple of miles over the posted limit, my life is fairly crime free.



posted on May, 31 2015 @ 12:13 PM
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a reply to: chuck258

Um that is just crime...

If you want to solve that then we need to solve poverty but people don't want to talk about that.



posted on May, 31 2015 @ 12:18 PM
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a reply to: Unity_99

Ya i was being sarcastic, I said street judge cause that is what judge dredd is.

And all we ever hear after a shooting is if the person wasn't breaking the law or if they just listened then they would nit have been shot.



posted on May, 31 2015 @ 03:29 PM
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a reply to: Subaeruginosa

No, you are wrong, I have no agenda just getting sick of being grouped with the white hate agenda. Seems there is no line being drawn to protect us from the hate mongering agenda being cast out by the right wing fanatical liberals and their socialistic agenda.
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posted on May, 31 2015 @ 03:33 PM
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a reply to: rockintitz

I wonder how many were shot and then it is discovered that they were carrying? Look I am not the enemy here, nor are a percentage of innocents that have been shot. Everyone seems to be looking for a race to blame. For a race to raise up in glory because of their race. Individuals, always individuals. United we will stand divided we will fall.



posted on May, 31 2015 @ 03:35 PM
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a reply to: chuck258

Funny yes.

"ALL LIFE MATTERS" would be more appropriate.



posted on May, 31 2015 @ 03:40 PM
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a reply to: antar

Unless your a police officer who likes to shoot unarmed [black] people, or abuse your power in general, then I see know evidence of any "hate agenda" against you.



posted on May, 31 2015 @ 03:45 PM
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Over the past 35 years in America, an estimated 324,000 blacks have been killed at the hands of fellow blacks, proving “racist” white cops are the least of their worries.



This reporter took a look at the 2007 U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics report. In that study, the agency reported that blacks were victims of 7,999 homicides in 2005. It corroborated Giuliani’s claim that 93% of blacks were killed by other blacks, or about 7,440 murders in that year alone.

A six-year FBI study conducted between 2007 and 2012 found that, on average, local police forces kill 400 people every year in America. Of those, only 96, or 25%, involved blacks killed by white police officers.

It is worth noting that, according to the nonprofit New Century Foundation, of the nearly 1 million violent crimes committed every year involving blacks and whites in America, blacks commit 85% and whites commit 15%.

Faced with an overwhelming lack of evidence to support their claims, rather than concede the myth of white cops killing black males the liberal media went after the FBI, claiming the agency lacked transparency.


By the way, last year 105 policemen were killed in the line of duty. This year 112 have been killed to date. That’s more than the number of blacks killed by white policemen, yet Sharpton sheds no tears for any of them.


americanfreepress.net...

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posted on May, 31 2015 @ 03:45 PM
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The pot is simply simmering at this point. When or if it ever boils over... maybe when we grow some collective balls. If not, well, we deserve what we're sure to get...


I thought you Americans armed yourselves to the teeth to avoid this sort of thing?



posted on May, 31 2015 @ 05:09 PM
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originally posted by: Gothmog

To me , that number represents app 400 criminals that will not be able to harm or rob the law abiding citizens of this country ever again. And I wonder if that number includes the 2 ISIS members in Texas.Also , 400 criminals out of a population of >300 million with 2,266,800 in prison is not a large number at all .

You're talking about human lives as though they are simply numbers. "Well, statistically..."

How perfectly... Mengele of you.




posted on May, 31 2015 @ 05:20 PM
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originally posted by: Argyll

I thought you Americans armed yourselves to the teeth to avoid this sort of thing?

I was under that impression as well.

But we've been so psychologically and, dare I say, chemically pacified that, as I said in the OP, no one really has the balls to do anything significant about it at all (and I'll include myself in that).

Part of the problem is that we've been brainwashed into believing that passive resistance is the only acceptable form. "JFK, Ghandi, Martinluthaking! Repeat after me! JFK, Ghandi, Martinluthaking!"

Ya know?




posted on May, 31 2015 @ 05:38 PM
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a reply to: NthOther

When I think about how much evil is out there, I am more than happy with the trade off of having the police we currently have VS not having them at all.

Even though I have had bad experiences with police as an upper class white male, I would hate to live in a world without them.

I think there could be some changes made to make things better, but the problem is not the police. The problem lies with laws, the people, and the state of certain communities.

I would bet my life that 99% of the people that post on this forum don't have the collective balls to be police officers. It's easy to sit back and judge people who put themselves out there to create change.

There are bad people out there that deserve to die. The world isn't some perfect fairy tale where if only we didn't have a few corrupt police everybody would be sitting around holding hands singing kumbaya. Without police the world would be a terrible place to live, and we wouldn't have been able to progress to the point we are at today.



posted on May, 31 2015 @ 05:44 PM
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originally posted by: c0gN1t1v3D1ss0nanC3

Even though I have had bad experiences with police as an upper class white male, I would hate to live in a world without them.

That pretty much says it all right there. As an upper class white male, without the police you wouldn't be "upper class". The police are the elite's personal and social guards, nothing more.


I would bet my life that 99% of the people that post on this forum don't have the collective balls to be police officers. It's easy to sit back and judge people who put themselves out there to create change.

You're probably right.

As for myself, I don't have the "right" sense of morality to be a cop. When my partner starts beating someone up for no reason, I will not be able to turn a blind eye. When he shoots an unarmed kid in the back, I'll have to fight the urge to turn my weapon on my partner.


There are bad people out there that deserve to die.

Who made you judge?


Without police the world would be a terrible place to live, and we wouldn't have been able to progress to the point we are at today.

Look at where we're at today.

You can have it.
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posted on May, 31 2015 @ 05:46 PM
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16 police officers died in just may alone. just saying.

can you please provide a statistic of how many gang members killed? so far? this year?



posted on May, 31 2015 @ 05:48 PM
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originally posted by: SkipperJohn
16 police officers died in just may alone. just saying.

can you please provide a statistic of how many gang members killed? so far? this year?

Well apparently there were 16 in May alone.




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