As of March 6th, just a little over two months into 2015, there has been at least 191 individuals killed by police in the United States since the year began. That’s 191 people divided by 65 Days which equals 2.93. This averages out to three people killed by police each day or 1 life taken every eight hours by Law Enforcement Officers. Killedbypolice.net have spearheaded the responsibility to track these statistics, which includes dates, full names, and press releases of the killings. Have ‘We the People’ turned into targets or just the mere lackadaisical manner in which the officers perform their duties. It seems like more and more of us are becoming victims to the rage that these officers have within themselves. This is supposed to be America, ‘With Liberty and Justice for All’ where has it gone?
Do American Law Enforcement Officers kill more of their citizens than all the other countries in the world? With statistics like these it’s apparently true. To add to this madness is that we are the most policed and have more people incarcerated than any other country in the world. Since the first of the year we have had some in law enforcement killed as well and they have been by the hands of other cops.
The Officer Down Memorial Page, pro-police site that documents every police officer death has reported that not a single police officer has been killed by a suspect so far this year. Recent studies have shown that Americans are less violent now than they’ve ever been and its the police that have climbed up the charts of aggressiveness and being more trigger happy than ever. Take a look at the killedbypolice.net website. The two youngest victims were both 17-years-old, Kristiana Coignard of Longview, Texas and Jessica Hernandez of Colorado. The oldest at 87-year-old was Lewis Becker from New York. Trained police officers who are unable to contain a 17-year-old girl or an 87-year-old gentlemen into custody with non-lethal procedures, do not need to be a public servant police officer. If they fear for their life in such a way that they need to shoot and kill high school girls and elderly people then that is cowardly.
When? and Will this epidemic continue? With these cops getting instant paid vacations, and being investigated by their own brethren, I guess it is an open door policy to commit wrongdoings, knowing that there is a padded safety net. We need independent unbiased investigators and instant arrests of these officers who kill. If we kill somebody we immediately get arrested and thrown in a cage until we can see a judge. If this was the same standard for police, it could solve the problem, ‘Badges do not Grant Extra Rights’.
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.
Edwin there is really no reason to be bombastic okay buddy? The bottom line is that a majority of all these people who have died did not have to. These cops could have taken other non lethal options to subdue or stop these aggressors. PERIOD. POLICE STATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
For one who claims to want to “expose the truth,” you’ve taken a great pains to twist the truth to fit the fiction in your mind. You’ve grossly misrepresented the facts presented, to the point that you must be either willfully ignorant of the truth, or knowingly suppressing it. To idly navigate away from your propaganda would be a disservice to the men and women who have given their lives to keep our society safe.
Even a cursory search of the website you provided will reveal that you didn’t even bother to read the information yourself. You cite the example of 87 year-old Louis Becker of New York, though you couldn’t be bothered to spell his name correctly. Louis died in a collision with a New York State Police vehicle. To suggest Louis died because of “trigger happy” and “aggressive” police is disingenuous at best.
17 year-old Jessica Hernandez had a history of evading police and resisting arrest. She was behind the wheel of a stolen vehicle when she drove it toward Denver police officers carrying out their lawful duty. She injured one officer before law enforcement was able to stop the threat she represented. While any death is regrettable, do you really suggest that law enforcement officers have less right to self defense than any other citizen? Should their occupation require them to sacrifice their lives, rather than act to avoid death or serious injury? While badges should not grant extra rights, certainly wearing a badge does not require anyone to give up the natural rights of all men.
As of 3/9/2015, deaths of officers by gunfire this year are down about 60%. While this a statistic we should all be grateful for, it does little to comfort the families of Officers Terence Green and Robert Wilson. These men were gunned down as they carried out their duty, protecting their respective communities. Nor should the relatively low number of officers killed by hostile actions this year cause us to forget the tragedies of last year. Corporal Bryon Dickson of Pennsylvania and Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu of New York City were assassinated by fringe lunatic cowards, for no other reason than they put on their uniforms and went to work to serve and protect their communities.
I will readily admit that lethal force is not always applied appropriately by law enforcement officers. They make mistakes, sometimes intentionally and sometimes accidentally. However, in the vast majority of cases, lethal force is used righteously to prevent death or serious injury. While you have a right to your opinion that there is an “epidemic” of police abuse of power, you do your own cause a disservice when you twist fact, ignore inconvenient truths, and minimize the sacrifice of brave men and women serving their neighbors. Your misrepresentation of fact is willful ignorance at best, and cowardly dishonesty at worst. Before you post more asinine propaganda, may I suggest your spend some of that “stay at home” time educating yourself on the facts?
long winded troll
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