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originally posted by: carewemust
I'd like to find a historical chart that shows if both Police killing civilians, and civilians killing police, have increased over the past 10 years, and by what proportion of one to the other.
FBI data on police officers "feloniously killed" - killed as a result of a criminal act - indicates that the numbers have been falling, he says. Looking at the 10 years from 2006 to 2015 the annual average number of police deaths was 49.6, Stoughton says, which he notes is "down significantly from the high".
There are a quarter of a million more police officers working today than there were three decades ago.
Official data on the number of people killed by the police turns out to be remarkably unreliable.
"We can't have an informed discussion, because we don't have data," FBI Director James Comey said in the House of Representatives in October.
"People have data about who went to a movie last weekend, or how many books were sold, or how many cases of the flu walked into an emergency room. And I cannot tell you how many people were shot by police in the United States last month, last year, or anything about the demographics. And that's a very bad place to be."
originally posted by: windword
a reply to: butcherguy
Nope. Not that it matters, but I moved to Riverside County from San Diego a few years ago, and before that I lived on Maui, in Hawaii, for several decades. I was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. I lived through the Watts riots and our family had the pleasure of housing the National Guard during Martial Law.
originally posted by: Hecate666
Seems like they caught the shooter. He's called John Felix and has a violent history.
Sorry I only have this newspaper article but it was the first one to show up when I tried to get more news on this.