View Poll Results: Has Militarization of USA Police had a positive impact?

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Thread: List of killings by law enforcement officers in the United States

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    Re: List of killings by law enforcement officers in the United States

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    List of killings by law enforcement officers in the United States prior to 2009 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Take some time to follow the 2014 links and numbers as well.

    "This is an incomplete list that may never be able to satisfy particular standards for completeness. You can help by expanding it with entries that are reliably sourced.This is a list of people killed by nonmilitary law enforcement officers occurring before 2009, whether in the line of duty or not, and regardless of reason or method. Inclusion in the list implies neither wrongdoing nor justification on the part of the person killed or the officer involved. The listing merely documents the occurrence of a death. Killings are arranged by date of incident which caused death. Different death dates are, if possible, noted in the description.
    The lists below are incomplete, as the annual average number of justifiable homicides committed by law enforcement alone is estimated to be near 400.[1]
    For lists of killings from other years, see List of killings by law enforcement officers in the United States."

    Has militarization of USA police increased this number?

    Do more of the deaths seem unjustified?

    Do you approve of the militarization of USA police?

    Do the police seem trigger-happy?

    Why are there so few deaths by Law Enforcement Officers in England?

    I do not approve of the police militarization.That said I do not know if this is leading up to more or less justified and unjustified shootings of alleged criminals. Nor do I know if cops are becoming trigger-happy.It is irrelevant why England allegedly has less deaths by law enforcement officers.England is a completely different country than the US.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: List of killings by law enforcement officers in the United States

    I very much believe the cops in this area are trigger-happy (nervous) but they may have some reason. A few yrs ago we had 9 cops shot in a 6 week period and 6 died. (The famous 4 in the coffee shop was one of the shootings.)

    OTOH it cannot excuse things like this, also here: man in a basement, in bed sleeping. Cops break in to arrest a suspect. Man in bed (not homeowner, not suspect) is shot 16 times by cops. And survives.

    How many things could they have done wrong?

    --didnt identify target

    --shot wrong man

    --shot a man that was not even interpreted as a threat

    --didnt manage to kill him with 16 shots

    I dont mess with never know how someone who's life is on the line is going to react, not even a cop.
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    A murderer putting a bullet through someone's brain is a medical procedure too.

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