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tesstheonlyone 2 posts  |  Last Activity: Aug 27, 2014 6:44 AM Member since: Oct 28, 2010
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    by robbobusmc5121 Aug 21, 2014 1:44 PM
    tesstheonlyone tesstheonlyone Aug 27, 2014 6:44 AM Flag

    Your numbers at WAY off. First of all, a significant number of the the police deaths are self-inflicted wounds....suicides. Second, the number of police deaths you posted is exaggerated and the national statistics ARE not broken down by the race of the perpetrators.

    Regarding the number of people killed by cops each year, some reporting has put forward one of the only figures available: the approximately 400 “justifiable police homicides” each year since 2008, according to the FBI’s annual Supplementary Homicide Report (SHR). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Bureau of Justice Statistics — independently of the FBI — also estimate the number of police homicides per year at around 400.

    But these estimates can be wrong. Efforts to keep track of “justifiable police homicides” are beset by systemic problems. “Nobody that knows anything about the SHR puts credence in the numbers that they call ‘justifiable homicides,’” when used as a proxy for police killings, said David Klinger, an associate professor of criminology and criminal justice at the University of Missouri who specializes in policing and the use of deadly force. And there’s no governmental effort at all to record the number of unjustifiable homicides by police. If Brown’s homicide is found to be unjustifiable, it won’t show up in these statistics.

    The FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) program, which compiles the SHR, relies on voluntary involvement of state and local police agencies — a fact that may raise some questions about the integrity of the data.

  • tesstheonlyone tesstheonlyone Aug 26, 2014 8:47 PM Flag

    That piece is from a satire site named "Call the "Cops". There was no such executive order signed.

    It appears the pumpers on this board can't even tell reality from fiction!

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