An international peer-reviewed journal for health professionals and others in injury prevention has released a new study that uncovers the haunting details of appalling police brutality statistics in the United States. With law enforcement injuring, maiming, or killing around 55,400 people during basic traffic stops, detainment, and arrests in 2012.
These disgraceful figures were published on the world-wide web in the Injury Prevention journal, who also included a number of other statistics that were compiled and revealed by a team of multiple which included some Australians.
The studies confirm the targeting of African-American, Hispanic and Native American people fall under the highest numbers that are most likely to be pulled over, stopped, frisked and/or arrested. With the black folks unsurprisingly more likely to be killed by these blue-line street predators.
The researchers state, “Police use of undue force is an enduring tinderbox issue in America.”
The researchers referred to data from the Vital Statistics Mortality Census, the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project nationwide inpatient from 2012, and emergency department samples, FBI reports for 2012 and 2014 arrests, the 2011 Police Public Contact Survey and two newspaper censuses of deaths. They accumulated the information by characterizing and counting every one of the injuries from the hands of police intervention.
The use of firearms caused 95% of the fatalities and 23% of hospital visits. The remaining deaths were chalked up to electrocution from Tasers. Injuries stemming from beatings, blunt force trauma and other dangerous body strikes rounded out the list. Another credible statistical site that documents police killings, killedbypolice.net, depicts the ongoing tragedy of the massive overreach by law enforcement.
One of the most reveling discoveries was that cop were usually in full control when dealing with their suspects. Researchers are now suggesting for the public to gain more education about the dangers of police interactions:
“Consistent with our findings, simulation studies find police are no more likely to fire on unarmed Blacks than unarmed Whites, and high rates of black speeding citations per capita result from high violation rates.
Given a national history of racism, the excess per capita death rate of Blacks from US police action rightly concerns policy analysts, advocates, and the press. The excess appears to reflect exposure. Blacks are arrested more often than Whites, and youth more often than the elderly.
However, Blacks are not more likely than non-Hispanic Whites to be killed or injured during a stop/arrest, and youth have the lowest injury ratios. Ratios aside, even one person unnecessarily killed or injured by the police is one too many, and every racial/ethnic group has mourned losses from undue force.
As the US struggles to reduce citizen injuries during police contacts, it would seem prudent to train at-risk groups about appropriate behavior during police stops.”
Considering the numerous instances of undue force in recent weeks, it will be interesting to see if the figures rise or fall in 2016.
Taking these facts into account, along with the false narrative of trying to repair the communities that have been ravaged by the ever-growing police state in America. It will be interesting to see how much these statistics change by the end of the year. But with the openly admitted “Law and Order” candidate gaining ground the future is grim. Expanding, Federalizing, and placing law enforcement on a higher pedestal by making them a protected class is nothing more that a dictatorship with armed men and women prowling the neighborhood with the cerebral data input set on repeat, instilling the message “comply or die.”
By Andre’ Gabriel Esparza – DontComply.com
A Pro Liberty, Pro Freedom, Human Rights Activist, very involved in a wide variety of Activism and Exposing the Truth at all costs.
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