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Sun May 31, 2020, 04:10 PM

The Police Are the Aggressors -- "Due Force" Training Ended In The 90's

The United States has developed a notorious reputation for cases of police brutality, having reported far more incidents of killings by police officers than the rest of the Western world.[272][273] U.S. police killed 1,093 people in 2016 and 1,146 people in 2015.[274] Mass shootings have killed 339 people since 2015, whereas police shootings over the same time span claimed the lives of 4,355 people.[275] An FBI homicide report from 2012 observed that while blacks represent 13% of the US population, they amounted for 31% of those killed by police.[276]...

In a study done by the Research Triangle Institute in 2015, arrest-related deaths were ranked higher than supplementary homicide reports in US deaths by approximately 4%.

A study conducted by the police violence tracking website fatalencounters.org showed the records of over 26,000 people killed by police across the US since 2000, at an average of over 1300 people per year until 2019.[290]

In 2017, there were 1,147 deaths accounted for by police, of which in 13 cases police officers were charged with a crime. 640 of the deaths caused by police officers that year were responses to non-violent offenses and no crime was reported. 149 people killed by the police were unarmed.[291]

Studies have shown that "black people are three times more likely to be killed by police in the United States than white people. More unarmed black people were killed by police than unarmed white people last year," despite the fact that only 14% of the population are black people.[286]


The main function of most Copwatch groups is monitoring police activity. "Copwatchers" go out on foot or driving patrols in their communities and record interactions between the police, suspects, and civilians. Copwatchers hope that monitoring police activity will provide a deterrent against police misconduct. Some groups also patrol at protests and demonstrations to ensure that police do not violate the rights of protesters. One Copwatch organization states that it has a policy of non-interference with the police, although this may not be true for all groups.[4] In Phoenix, Arizona, copwatchers have increased efforts of "reverse surveillance" on the police in an effort to document racial profiling.[5] They believe that Arizona Senate Bill 1070, a controversial law that allows police to question people they believe are illegal immigrants, will increase racial profiling by police.[5]

Copwatch groups also hold "Know Your Rights" forums to educate the public about their legal and human rights when interacting with the police, and some groups organize events to highlight problems of police abuse in their communities.[6]

Copwatch is supported through The First Amendment.[7]

In 2013 Berkeley Copwatch was awarded the James Madison Freedom of Information Award by the Society of Professional Journalists, Northern California chapter, for "effective use of public records to block a Homeland Security grant for putting an armored military vehicle on the streets of Albany and Berkeley."[19]


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Sun May 31, 2020, 04:17 PM

1. Good cops are trained on how to diffuse potentially dangerous or violent situations

not become Rambos. There just aren't enough good cops in some cities.

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Sun May 31, 2020, 04:42 PM

3. This country has the biggest police force in the world, and it's still not enough.

Police departments everywhere suffer a shortage of qualified applicants.

Right now, the police:citizen ration is 1:400. Not good.

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Sun May 31, 2020, 04:18 PM

2. Fuckheads who relish being bullies...

How fucking low must one be to like being a bully, to prey on people without as much power as you do...

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