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Nationwide, police shot and killed nearly 1,000 people in 2017   News

Started 1/5/18 by DigYourGig; 1105 views.
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From: DigYourGig

1/5/18

For the third year in a row, police nationwide shot and killed nearly 1,000 people, a grim annual tally that has persisted despite widespread public scrutiny of officers' use of fatal force.

In the vast majority of those cases, 88 percent, the deceased people had wielded firearms or other weapons, including a machete, a sledge ax and a pitchfork.

Knotpicky (RUTA)

From: Knotpicky (RUTA)

1/5/18

Source for that info? Or are you just picking 88% out of the air? Your claim, your duty to provide factual evidence.

The same article linked in the original post. I read the article -- not just the headline. 

Bike (URALTOURIST1)

From: Bike (URALTOURIST1)

1/8/18

And a further read is interesting:

White males continued to account for the largest group of people killed while armed with guns or knives, at 330 of those killed. Black males armed with guns or knives were fatally shot in 160 cases last year.

Mental health again played an outsize role in the shootings: 236 people, or nearly 1 in 4 of those shot, were described as experiencing some form of mental distress at the time of the encounter.

In the vast majority of those cases, 88 percent, the deceased people had wielded firearms or other weapons, including a machete, a sledge ax and a pitchfork.

The mental health issue is appropriate, you just HAVE to be sort of nuts to go after a LEO with a weapon, it is also called Suicide by Cop in a fair number of undocumented cases (Victim interviews are tough to get).

Bike (URALTOURIST1) said...

you just HAVE to be sort of nuts to go after a LEO with a weapon, it is also called Suicide by Cop in a fair number of undocumented cases

True

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From: DigYourGig

1/8/18

Bike (URALTOURIST1) said:

White males continued to account for the largest group of people killed while armed with guns or knives, at 330 of those killed. Black males armed with guns or knives were fatally shot in 160 cases last year.

In sheer numbers, of course, because there are far more white males in the country than black males. But per capita, black males are killed disproportionally from whites.

Bike (URALTOURIST1)

From: Bike (URALTOURIST1)

1/9/18

Fine, do as game wardens do, change the quota?

And of course that is due to police racism, right? It has nothing to with the fact that black, while only 13% of the population, commit 27% of the crime. 

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From: DigYourGig

1/9/18

I am not surprised that you see victims of gun violence as nothing more than subhuman animals.

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