The alleged opiate crisis didn't even make the list. That should SCREAM to every American citizen what & who law enforcement is in America.
@bigpawbullets Maybe ask your neighbor to explain this away. Just sayin'.
Why do so many US police training sergeants die so often on the job, they tell recruits to shot first ask questions later without explaining where the toilet is first.
Why did the Southern American sheriff shoot twenty men, he forgot he was wearing sunglasses.
How many US cops do you need to change a light bulb, non if the room goes black they shoot it.
What happens when a US cop runs down a black man, the black man is arrested for flying without a license
I live in the UK and this is the widely held perception of your US law enforcement around the world, a load of bad jokes I hope your boys in blue are proud of that.
Ok SGE. I will. I read the article and can't argue about the fact that police are apprehensive while working. I asked my neighbor awhile ago about the procedure of unsnapping the holster strap and placing your hand on your sidearm as you approach a car you've stopped. (This happened to me while I was driving to the grocery with my wife). His comment was that in one out of five traffic stops, there is a gun, legal or otherwise, in the car. As long as we (civilians) are armed, the police never know what to expect. In my opinion, this kind of action simply starts a potential escalation. But putting myself in their place, I'd do the same.
Just doing their racist capitalist job shooting the easy targets and keep pension/survivors benefits cost low.....I lost my city job interview because I showed too much eagerness to revive crash victims WHO MIGHT BE HIV positive....I recited UNIVERSAL PRECAUTIONS protocols published by the city but unknown to me were stricter policies being promulgated that month....and my Lutheran fiance' 1985 blamed me instead of her cousin on the interview panel.....money not life is what matters to xians in government
Have you watched the bod cam and other videos? Back in the day, 70 and 80’s, cops carried 38’s or 357 magnums as their duty weapons. Even way back, during prohibition, when gangsters were toting semi automatics and Tommy guns, the beat cops were carrying 6 round or less revolvers. Then a decision was made, due to drug dealers arming with large capacity Uzi’s and MAC’s that the beat cops needed more fire power, even though the vast majority never or rarely take them out of the holster, let alone get involved in a gun battle.
Here is the point of the history. When a beat cop had only 6 rounds before he needed to reload, he made sure he aimed and tried to make every shot count. In a situation where he was not sure if the suspect was armed, but felt threatened, he would shoot once or twice and either take person down or the guy would get away. Compare that with the beat cop today, armed with a 9mm semi-automatic with a 15 to 17 round magazine, plus 2 or more quick to change mags on the belt. If the cop feels threatened, he draws his weapon and within seconds can fire those 15 rounds into the suspect. And once you start pulling the trigger, it’s hard to stop. Chance of survival if if half of them hit? Really low.
This may not be the only reason for death by cop, but it is a factor. When you read about some of those killed where the cops fired 50 rounds within seconds at an unarmed suspect, or even one armed, the results are pretty much as expected: fatal.