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    U.S. Police Have Shot Dead 385 People In Five Months

    WASHINGTON, May 30 (Reuters) - U.S. police have shot and killed 385 people during the first five months of this year, a rate of more than two a day, the Washington Post reported on Saturday.
    The victims ranged in age from 16 to 83. More than 80 percent were armed with potentially lethal objects, mostly guns. Ninety-two victims were identified as mentally ill.
    The Post's analysis also indicates the daily death toll for 2015 is close to 2.6 as of Friday. At that pace, police will have shot and killed nearly 1,000 people by the end of the year, the paper said.

    U.S. Police Have Shot Dead 385 People In Five Months: REPORT

    I'm scared as hell. How did it get this bad? When have they turned into bad characters? And why?! Do the police ever evaluate whether any of those killings are avoidable? or preventable? And what can we do to change the situation? Because the situation is really horrible!

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    Re: U.S. Police Have Shot Dead 385 People In Five Months

    Quote Originally Posted by MathewSmith View Post
    WASHINGTON, May 30 (Reuters) - U.S. police have shot and killed 385 people during the first five months of this year, a rate of more than two a day, the Washington Post reported on Saturday.
    The victims ranged in age from 16 to 83. More than 80 percent were armed with potentially lethal objects, mostly guns. Ninety-two victims were identified as mentally ill.
    The Post's analysis also indicates the daily death toll for 2015 is close to 2.6 as of Friday. At that pace, police will have shot and killed nearly 1,000 people by the end of the year, the paper said.

    U.S. Police Have Shot Dead 385 People In Five Months: REPORT

    I'm scared as hell. How did it get this bad? When have they turned into bad characters? And why?! Do the police ever evaluate whether any of those killings are avoidable? or preventable? And what can we do to change the situation? Because the situation is really horrible!
    Unless you attack police officers with weapons, resist arrest, or the like stop being scared, your fear is irrational paranoia

    All police killings are avoidable, by the suspect.
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    Re: U.S. Police Have Shot Dead 385 People In Five Months

    Quote Originally Posted by EMNofSeattle View Post
    Unless you attack police officers with weapons, resist arrest, or the like stop being scared, your fear is irrational paranoia

    All police killings are avoidable, by the suspect.
    Resisting arrest is immediate grounds for execution? Interesting concept.
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    Re: U.S. Police Have Shot Dead 385 People In Five Months

    Quote Originally Posted by Gaius46 View Post
    Resisting arrest is immediate grounds for execution? Interesting concept.
    Resist arrest or the like, as in maybe making a sarcastic joke or ignoring an unlawful request, that tends to be the grounds for a police execution as well...

    We have a right to life if we shut up and obey

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    Re: U.S. Police Have Shot Dead 385 People In Five Months

    Quote Originally Posted by MathewSmith View Post
    WASHINGTON, May 30 (Reuters) - U.S. police have shot and killed 385 people during the first five months of this year, a rate of more than two a day, the Washington Post reported on Saturday.
    The victims ranged in age from 16 to 83. More than 80 percent were armed with potentially lethal objects, mostly guns. Ninety-two victims were identified as mentally ill.
    The Post's analysis also indicates the daily death toll for 2015 is close to 2.6 as of Friday. At that pace, police will have shot and killed nearly 1,000 people by the end of the year, the paper said.

    U.S. Police Have Shot Dead 385 People In Five Months: REPORT

    I'm scared as hell. How did it get this bad? When have they turned into bad characters? And why?! Do the police ever evaluate whether any of those killings are avoidable? or preventable? And what can we do to change the situation? Because the situation is really horrible!
    You're scared as hell? Over 300 million people and you are scared as hell because about 1,000 per year or killed by the police?

    Do you think they just shoot you for jaywalking? Minding your own business?

    Frankly, the numbe surprises me not at all.

    Look, if you don't want to get shot by the police then don't break the law or if they pull you over to question you even by mistake - do everything they say.
    You follow these two guidelines and I GUARANTEE you that a cop will not shoot you.

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    Re: U.S. Police Have Shot Dead 385 People In Five Months

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    You follow these two guidelines and I GUARANTEE you that a cop will not shoot you.
    Quote Originally Posted by EMNofSeattle View Post
    All police killings are avoidable, by the suspect.
    When in doubt, let's blame the victims of the problem instead of the actual problem.
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    Re: U.S. Police Have Shot Dead 385 People In Five Months

    Quote Originally Posted by CMPancake View Post
    When in doubt, let's blame the victims of the problem instead of the actual problem.
    I am not blaming anyone. I am quite sure the cops kill some people that are innocent once in a while.

    But the odds of that happening to you if you do not break the law are probably minuscule.

    Just the general odds - 1,000 out of 300+million is 300,000 to 1 against being killed by the police...I'd say those are pretty good odds. Don't break the law and those odds probably skyrocket to millions to one.

    How on Earth you can be scared to death about being killed by a cop (assuming you are law abiding) when the odds are millions to one against it happening is beyond me.
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    Re: U.S. Police Have Shot Dead 385 People In Five Months

    Quote Originally Posted by CMPancake View Post
    When in doubt, let's blame the victims of the problem instead of the actual problem.
    Could you please post what you believe the actual problem is?

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    Re: U.S. Police Have Shot Dead 385 People In Five Months

    This one of those drama inducing, sensationalizing pieces that people read and react to without absolutely no thought and all emotion.
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    Re: U.S. Police Have Shot Dead 385 People In Five Months

    If you make a projection for 10 years then the police will kill more people than the number of soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan combined. 4,486 U.S. soldiers died in Iraq and 2,345 U.S. soldiers died in Afghanistan.

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