Police Killings Now Outnumber Deaths by Lynching in Its Peak Period

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A deeply alarming new study has put things in perspective with respect how many people police are executing.

The number of citizens killed by police — which according to many estimates are comprised predominantly of blacks — is now FOUR TIMES greater than the number of people lynched when lynching was in its peak activity.

Professor of Sociology Jerome Karabel provided this perspective and some other profoundly disturbing facts that are well worth reviewing.




He notes:

As recently as the summer of 2014, when the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner thrust the issue of police killings into national prominence, the most widely used estimate of the number of people killed by police was provided by the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report: slightly more than 400 per year. But we now know that this figure was a gross underestimation, for the actual number is more than 1,100 police killings each year — about one every eight hours.

Even during its peak periods, the deaths by lynching numbered in the hundreds.

In its highest point of activity in the 1890s, right when Jim Crow laws were being enforced by police in America, 161 blacks were lynched.


Imagine if the ropes used to lynch blacks could be turned into high powered semi-automatic weapons for rapid execution without trial, and those weapons were then put into the hands of cops. That is essentially the situation we now face.

Slavery never ended, either. In fact many argue it is far worse now.

Here’s how it works.

Millions of non-violent people — most of whom are blacks — are rounded up by police officers for consensually trading or ingesting drugs which politicians have deemed “illegal.”

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  • Alan_Smithee10

    Your numbers are incorrect- in 1955 there were more than 500 lynchings in 1 state (I never can remember whether it was AL or MS). So sorry guys 114/yr ain’t even CLOSE to the peak of John Lynch’s Law.
    PS- The Keeping of a Standing Police Force is Inherently Injurious to the Liberty of a Free People.

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