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Old 03-26-2015, 05:54 PM
 
Location: The New England part of Ohio
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A U.S. Citizen is 58 Times More Likely to be Killed by a Police Officer than a Terrorist | The Free Thought Project
Most people have seen the number floating around social media that suggests that citizens are 8 times more likely to be killed by a police officer than a terrorist, but new data revisions suggest this number was dramatically underestimated.

The lack of accurate official records being kept in the important category of individuals killed by police was met with numerous efforts by citizens. One example, in particular, is Killed By Police - 2015. This site is used to more accurately track the number of people killed by cops yearly.

And what do you think guys? Are you feel yourself in safety while "innocent" cop who killed few black guys is still on duty?
What do you think about possibility of terrorist act and do you think that U.S. Citizen is 58 Times More Likely to be Killed by a Police Officer than a Terrorist?

I am not at all surprised. I am a white, middle aged woman and I am no longer comfortable in the presence of police.

Very sad.
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Old 03-26-2015, 05:56 PM
 
Location: Montana
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What I have heard recently is the militarization of the police. I can agree with it to a point and I can understand a lot of the criticism of this. It is something I think about now.
This, to me, is a scary trend. You want to join the military? Join the military. You want to be a cop? Be a cop. They have VERY different roles and responsibilities, as well as legal indemnity for acting in their proper roles.

If the police need military type capabilities, then have the govenor declare martial law, bring in/activate the military, quell the issue, then deactivate the military. Militarizing cops is not the answer.
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Old 03-26-2015, 06:09 PM
 
Location: Falls Church, Fairfax County
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This, to me, is a scary trend. You want to join the military? Join the military. You want to be a cop? Be a cop. They have VERY different roles and responsibilities, as well as legal indemnity for acting in their proper roles.

If the police need military type capabilities, then have the govenor declare martial law, bring in/activate the military, quell the issue, then deactivate the military. Militarizing cops is not the answer.
A fair amount of police are veterans. It is a natural transition. But I agree, they have entirely different roles.
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Old 03-26-2015, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Garbage, NC
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Duh. Don't you encounter cops way more often than you encounter terrorists? For heaven's sake.
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Old 03-26-2015, 07:48 PM
 
Location: Upstate NY
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I am not at all surprised. I am a white, middle aged woman and I am no longer comfortable in the presence of police.

Very sad.

I agree it's sad, especially since it's more likely that U. S.citizens involved in a scuffle with police are....more likely to be killed.

Those of us minding our business, not knocking over convenience stores or challenging police, aren't worried in the least.
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