It is VERY IMPORTANT to keep in mind that this article has a single premise – police are bad. There I save you a lot of reading.
Now if you have an open mind and look at the evidence keep the following in mind as you read the article.
- Offenders are accountable for their behavior.
- Police react to offender’s behavior.
- Police make mistakes and police make bad decisions under life and death conditions.
- Unarmed people can kill.
- It is lawful for police to protect themselves and others.
- Police do not have to be shot at before they can use deadly force.
- Police have to use more force than the offender to overcome the offender’s force.
- Police use of force many times is not easy or pretty.
- Disproportionate by race to it’s population does not equal racism.
- There are many factors that drive police-citizen contacts.
Police killings of any sort account for nearly 5% of all homicides, with at least 1,192 people killed by law enforcement in 2022
— Read on http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2023/feb/15/us-homicides-committed-by-police-gun-violence
Is It Forensics or Is It Junk Science? – The Crime Report
— Read on thecrimereport.org/2023/02/01/is-it-forensics-or-is-it-junk-science/
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Beyond the beating, kicking, cursing and pepper spraying, the video of Tyre Nichols’ deadly arrest at the hands of young Memphis police officers is just as notable for what’s missing — any experienced supervisors showing up to stop them.
— Read on apnews.com/article/law-enforcement-tyre-nichols-memphis-crime-93033874b99a4893c6c996fd56676795
PPIC research has found notable racial disparities in traffic stops—in both the likelihood of being stopped and the likelihood of a search, enforcement, intrusiveness, and/or use of force during that stop.
— Read on www.ppic.org/blog/police-use-of-force-and-racial-disparities-during-traffic-stops/
At the onset of COVID-19, California’s criminal justice system was affected by shelter-in-place orders and other public health measures, along with law enforcement directives intended to minimize exposure to the virus. We found that pandemic arrest trends mirror mobility patterns, particularly early on. But other factors, such as a shift in policing strategies, also played a role.
— Read on www.ppic.org/publication/assessing-the-impact-of-covid-19-on-arrests-in-california/
Former Chicago police Sgt. Ronald Watts and his team framed people for crimes they didn’t commit. Now victims want them held accountable.
— Read on www.usatoday.com/in-depth/news/nation/2023/02/05/chicago-police-ronald-watts-exoneration-cases/10470598002/