From Ferguson to Long Island to Cleveland to the low-income corner of your city where minorities are segregated, people are gunned down by Police on a regular basis. While a portion of the public and officials make excuses claiming these deaths are tragic isolated incidences, they continue without repercussion. The truly troubling part of this is we don't even know how many citizens are executed without charge or trial by the Police each year. According to the FBI, there were 461 "justifiable homicides" by Police in 2013. However, law enforcement agencies aren't even required to report this information. By compiling local news reports, journalists have estimated a number closer to 1,000 deaths per year at the hands of "Peace" Officers. That's nearly 3 people per day in our country who lose their lives for being suspected of breaking the law- hardly isolated incidences and more of a disturbing trend. Some were walking in the street, some were selling cigarettes and some were playing with toy guns- none were give a trial, none were given a benefit of the doubt. All were justifiably murdered by an executioner with a badge to hide behind.
To the folks who will still question police misconduct as justified: If you don't believe the countless videos, if you don't believe the countless statistics, if you don't believe cops' own admissions, if you don't believe the United Nations condemning police brutality in our country, then WHAT THE HELL WILL YOU BELIEVE? Nearly three U.S. citizens a day are gunned down by the people enlisted and employed to protect them. Just hope you're not next... belief often comes too late.
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