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    US Senators call for mandatory reporting of police killings

    US senators call for mandatory reporting of police killings | US news | The Guardian
    I can't honestly believe in 2015 this data isn't tracked, somewhere by someone within our government.
    How about not just tracking killing but anything else, reported abuses, assaults, etc. and make it visible to everyone?
    Everyone should know about the criminals under police uniform.
    That's necessary IMHO. It is even a little bit late, do not you think so?

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    Re: US Senators call for mandatory reporting of police killings

    Quote Originally Posted by Charles Midney View Post
    US senators call for mandatory reporting of police killings | US news | The Guardian
    I can't honestly believe in 2015 this data isn't tracked, somewhere by someone within our government.
    How about not just tracking killing but anything else, reported abuses, assaults, etc. and make it visible to everyone?
    Everyone should know about the criminals under police uniform.
    That's necessary IMHO. It is even a little bit late, do not you think so?
    How about leaving it up to the states to decide? That's the way this country is supposed to operate. If the feds want to track it then have them coordinate with the states or simply add it to the UCR system.

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    Re: US Senators call for mandatory reporting of police killings

    Quote Originally Posted by Charles Midney View Post
    US senators call for mandatory reporting of police killings | US news | The Guardian
    I can't honestly believe in 2015 this data isn't tracked, somewhere by someone within our government.
    How about not just tracking killing but anything else, reported abuses, assaults, etc. and make it visible to everyone?
    Everyone should know about the criminals under police uniform.
    That's necessary IMHO. It is even a little bit late, do not you think so?
    This would be great!
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    Re: US Senators call for mandatory reporting of police killings

    This seems so obvious to me, I'm a bit blown away that it's not already being done.

    Anytime the government kills a citizen or resident, it should of course be recorded in some standardized manner, and open to public inspection & review.

    Why would we NOT want to do this?
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    Re: US Senators call for mandatory reporting of police killings

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    How about leaving it up to the states to decide?
    Sorry to disagree.
    GOP States are currently bastardizing the 10th amendment worse than ever except just before the Civil war.
    Thus the 10th continues to be the civil war amendment.

    That's the way this country is supposed to operate.
    This statement is what divides us today--states v. feds.
    So why haven't states done this--because the feds haven't made them that's why.

    If the feds want to track it then have them coordinate with the states or simply add it to the UCR system.
    And how do GOP states work with the feds now--Jade Helm ?
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    Re: US Senators call for mandatory reporting of police killings

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    How about leaving it up to the states to decide? That's the way this country is supposed to operate. If the feds want to track it then have them coordinate with the states or simply add it to the UCR system.
    Ah yes, the states. And then when Governer Asshole McGunhumper from ****ing Montana or someplace decides not to count them, we can pretend there's no problem.

    Leaving it up to the states hasn't worked so far, if we don't know the answer to as simple a question as "how many people are the cops killing in a given year."
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    Re: US Senators call for mandatory reporting of police killings

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    How about leaving it up to the states to decide? That's the way this country is supposed to operate. If the feds want to track it then have them coordinate with the states or simply add it to the UCR system.
    It used to supposed to operate. Now when the war is thugs against the police it's important for the government to see where the anti-police hate is on the top. Other words, they get prepared for riots.

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    Re: US Senators call for mandatory reporting of police killings

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Ah yes, the states. And then when Governer Asshole McGunhumper from ****ing Montana or someplace decides not to count them, we can pretend there's no problem.

    Leaving it up to the states hasn't worked so far, if we don't know the answer to as simple a question as "how many people are the cops killing in a given year."
    If the police don't report it then a citizen's committee certainly can if they choose to do so or they can elect officials who do report such things.

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    Re: US Senators call for mandatory reporting of police killings

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    If the police don't report it then a citizen's committee certainly can if they choose to do so or they can elect officials who do report such things.
    We tried that in a post-slavery era and during the Civil Rights era and nothing came of "honest reporting by citizen's groups" until such underhanded activity became public knowledge on a national scale. Then and only then were corrupt law enforcement officials brought to justice and changes in policing procedures began to take affect.

    Frankly, I'm surprised such reporting wasn't already being done. Law enforcement officials already have to report civilian crimes and the appropriate demographics to the feds. You'd think reporting crimes and abuses committed by law enforcement upon the citizenry would be a no-brainer.
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    Re: US Senators call for mandatory reporting of police killings

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    How about leaving it up to the states to decide? That's the way this country is supposed to operate. If the feds want to track it then have them coordinate with the states or simply add it to the UCR system.
    ... The day that these police departments are entirely dependent on state budgets, they can let their states decide. Isn't that how it works for everyone else?
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