Over 1,000 Americans Killed By Cops

US Cops Have Killed Over 1,000 in 2017—Including Pregnant Moms, Innocent Kids, & Disabled People

As of Nov. 7, the total reported by Killed By Police stands at 1,019 people. While the vast majority were killed by officer-issued firearms, several were killed by police tasers, patrol cars, and restraint or physical force.

http://thefreethoughtproject.com/police-have-killed-1000-americans-in-2017/

This article includes a few examples and links to this database:

http://killedbypolice.net/

WaPo has a slightly lower number of 847:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/national/police-shootings-2017/

A Vanity Fair article points out that the Bakersfield PD and Kern County Sheriff's Dept. had the highest per Capitalism kill rate:

BAKERSFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT NAMED DEADLIEST IN UNITED STATES

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2015/12/bakersfield-police-department-ki...

Vanity Fair lists a database that recorded 1,152 fatalities by cop:

Police killed at least 1,152 people in the United States from January 1 - December 15, 2015. Nearly one in four of these people was killed by one of America's largest 60 city police departments.

https://mappingpoliceviolence.org/2015

And a report by The Guardian:

The ACLU of Southern California published a range of disturbing findings on Thursday in a report commissioned after a five-part Guardian series revealed the Bakersfield police department (BPD) and the Kern County sheriff’s office (KCSO) killed people at a higher rate than any other agencies in 2015. The series uncovered a culture of violence, secrecy and corruption in the county’s two largest police departments and led to ongoing civil rights investigations into the two departments announced by the California attorney general last year.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/nov/09/california-aclu-says-cul...

Filed under No Shit Sherlock:

4 Million Jury Award To LAPD Officers Who Fatally Shot Autistic Man Overturned By Appeals Court

You read that right. A jury rewarded two cops with a multi-million dollar verdict for gunning down an unarmed man:

In 2015, two Latino Los Angeles Police Department officers who were placed on desk duty for five years after fatally shooting an unarmed, autistic man in 2010 were awarded nearly $4 million by a Los Angeles County Superior Court jury after they sued the LAPD, alleging discrimination and retaliation. Last week, a state appeals court overturned that decision, with the three-judge panel stating that the officers failed to prove that discrimination occurred, according to the L.A. Times.

http://laist.com/2017/09/19/lapd_verdict_appeal.php

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who shot/killed a woman who called the police to report a possible crime, has yet to be charged with anything, months after the incident.

http://www.startribune.com/what-we-know-about-justine-damond/434973643/#1

There's something very odd about this case.

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@Bollox Ref
I expected more media attention to this story. What is the point of cops having body cams that they can turn off?
And she was shot "through the door" of the police car?

Damond, in her pajamas, went to the driver’s side door and was talking to the driver. The officer in the passenger seat pulled his gun and shot Damond through the driver’s side door, sources said.

http://m.startribune.com/australian-woman-justine-damond-fatally-shot-by...

The cop in the passenger seat shot across his partner's body and through the car door.

How can there not be a wrongful death lawsuit as well as criminal prosecution? Thanks for the follow up on this case Bollux Ref.

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@Meteor Man

But the local Powers that Be remain essentially silent. Very, very strange.

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@Bollox Ref

and neither was his partner for driving up so close to him. This was an execution by the cops and nobody cared enough to do anything about it. He was 12 years old. How was he a threat to the cops that they had to kill him?

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I’m betting billionaires taste like chicken. More research required…
Someone should put together a new cookbook with this in mind.

@Bollox Ref

Seems damned weird to me, but all of these pointless police murders do. Have I missed something extra-odd about this one? Please explicate?

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Psychopathy is not a political position, whether labeled 'conservatism', 'centrism' or 'left'.

A tin labeled 'coffee' may be a can of worms or pathology identified by a lack of empathy/willingness to harm others to achieve personal desires.

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she was protecting her patient from having his blood drawn without a search warrant. I wrote how I thought that this had finally woken up the people in my state to see what so many others have gone through.
Welp it looks like their awakening was short lived. She settled with the city for $500,000 which she said that some would go towards buying body cameras for police.

The awoken people went back to sleep because she got money out of her ordeal. The shame! A person who had been manhandled by a cop shoulda gotten money. Period.

Now they have reverted back to saying that she shouldn't have resisted arrest or screamed when her arms were twisted behind her back.

The PTB have let police departments know that they will not be held accountable for their actions. They want people afraid of them and afraid to go into the streets to protest against them.

This is just another way to show how sick our country is.

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I’m betting billionaires taste like chicken. More research required…
Someone should put together a new cookbook with this in mind.

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How come cops in Britain and Europe kill so few when our cops kill so many?

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@SparkyGump

Just noticed this in your sig:

The real SparkyGump has passed. It was an honor being your human.

Sending sympathy and hugs.

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