Police Shooting Body Count – 633 Citizens Killed so Far in 2017

The latest statistics for police killings in America in 2017 are as follows:

White – 254

Black – 137

Hispanic – 97

Other – 18

Unknown – 127

Body camera present – 63

Body camera not present – 570

Under 18 – 29

18 – 29 – 192

30 – 44 – 215

>44 – 166

Unknown- 41

Male – 607

Female – 26

There is only one thing for certain here in these statistics :

Police shootings cross all lines of race , age and ethnicity

There are only two themes here :

1. The vast majority of these shootings happen with no body camera present

2. You are much less likely to be shot if you are female or under 18

So you think that you and yours are safe?

They come from a different class or color from those getting shot?

Think again

In America all an officer has to do is” Fear for his life” in order to use deadly force

Think about it, the poor guys in Afghanistan, they must be killing everything in sight , huh?

You know, fearing for their lives

Oh, that’s right, engaging a foreign enemy on foreign soil they have a much higher standard than they do on the streets of our American cities

When an ISIS or Taliban fighter is confronted, the enemy must be holding a weapon for deadly force to be used

Yet the sons and daughters of America can be gunned down because a “Reasonable officer” “Feared for his life”

And to boot, with no video evidence of the event

Seriously, no body cameras in 570 of the shootings?

Are you willing to take the word of a person so frightened at the time that they “Feared for their life”?

I am not

Fear does funny things to perception

It makes things seem sometimes more than they are

When your number one goal is protecting your own life (Unlike the guys in Afghanistan) fear can make someone react when they shouldn’t

How can you tell whether or not that is the case?

Every LEO in the country should be wearing a body camera

And to turn it off intentionally should be a felony

There has to be a change in this country soon

Things are going to hit the boiling point if they continue on the way they are

And when that happens

No one will be safe

Source: https://deborahleejarrett.com

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Filming Cops was started in 2010 as a conglomerative blogging service documenting police abuse. The aim isn’t to demonize the natural concept of security provision as such, but to highlight specific cases of State-monopolized police brutality that are otherwise ignored by traditional media outlets.

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