“Law enforcement agencies have failed to properly report police killings for an entire century, so why should the public trust them to do it now?”-Keep reading for source
Though I think is good, I also think it’s rather sad that the American Government cares so little they haven’t bothered getting around to even making it mandatory to report when a person is murdered by one of those in the department. Those beaten don’t receive any government notice, which is tragic as well because there are far too many disgusting instances of brutality and use of excessive force on humans of all ages; from young children to the elderly (stay tuned to my police brutality
/racism channel by clicking here as there will be a lot of videos posted up this weekend; many on this very topic).
There is no place any of us can go to get a federal or even state record of how many people are murdered and/or beaten annually. One would think if the government cared about the people it would be mandatory for any and all law enforcement agencies to report any and all deaths which occur by one of their officers.
However, that is exactly the opposite of what goes on. In reality, it is an option for cops to report this. It only makes sense; they are the biggest gang in America; what gang speaks out against themselves?
Don’t forget who helps promote those lies; the media. News channels are not only government controlled (as it was before the Senate Trials; now, why would they stop?) the government and corporate America go hand in hand. Together, with Fox News preaching lies and hatred towards Black people via the use of false images, false reports and inaccurately reporting police brutality, when they bother covering it period.
Lying for-profit media stations like Fox News only promote lies, racism and claim their lies to be not only news but truthful news; not opinionated but fact based which is a full blown lie. (Research it if you don’t agree; it’s not hard to figure out.)
The government uses for-profit channels like Fox News to influence those who watch religiously. With the executive director of the National Association of Police Organizations has stated that he thinks what Harvard researchers have found to be “misguided”, adding
“The best way to reduce the number of deaths by police is to follow the instructions of the officer in any kind of confrontation. I don’t have a lot of hope that academics from Harvard would publicize that as an easy and quick way to reduce deaths by police.”
THIS IS WHAT SO MAN WHITE, RACISTS SHOUT; ARE THEY BLIND? ARE THEY TRULY SO STUPID THEY CANNOT SEE THAT NONE OF THE PEOPLE WE’VE BEEN FIGHTING FOR DID ANYTHING WRONG OTHER THAN BE BLACK AND BE ALIVE?! THESE COWARDS SHOOT BLACKS AND HISPANICS WITH THEIR HANDS IN THE AIR WITHOUT THOUGHT, REMORE, CARE OR CAUSE AND BECAUSE FOX NEWS FEEDS RACIST, DUMBED DOWN AMERICAN’S LIES;LIES THAT SUPPORT THE MURDERING POLICE AND ATTEMPT TO ‘SMEAR’ THE VICTIMS NAME BY SAYING THEY WERE THUGS, THUGS ATTACKING THE POLICE. OR THE POLICE THOUGHT, BECAUSE HE HAD BLACK SKIN, HE WAS ABOUT TO BE SHOT! EVEN THOUGH THE OBJECT (WHEN THERE IS ONE) MORE OFTEN THEN NOT TURNS OUT TO BE ANYTHING FROM SKITTLES TO POKEMON CARDS TO A SHOE OR THEIR ID.
They teach these biased lies and the worst part is there are so many out there who never even question it, simply soak it all in as truth.
Through attacking lies and making activists and protesters like Black Lives Matter seem to be the enemy; by making the ignorant and easily influenced by others opinions feel sorry for the police because “of course they have the hardest most dangerous job in the world”- never do they stop and ask any questions. They say they are unbiased and then go on to spew only opinions, not news yet so many people take it and use it as fact. This creates not only a stupid nation but a racist, hate-filled one. Exactly what the government wants.
Medical scientists at Harvard are calling upon US Public Health Agencies to think about documenting the murders committed by police and law enforcement officers to be documented as a public health epidemic. It’s terrifying to see it called an epidemic; but that’s the point- it should be scary. This must stop!
Police are nothing more than ‘humans’ with a badge and a gun, they are no morally better than you or I but too many people are brain washed to automatically see that suit and think they are the good guys. The government works wonders through the media… (The projects the CIA claim to have stopped after being ‘caught’ and taken to the Senate Trials in ’77 are very much still alive, I believe.) If all of your news comes from Fox News, then I understand why you are like this and suggest with all of my soul that you please stop and start asking a lot of questions.
This all says so much about the American Government, nothing positive though, and what it says only increases in levels of devastation. What Harvard researchers are proposing is hopeful; but will it actually be taken seriously? And if it is, I highly doubt the governments secret media outlets are going to report anything positive about it.
People always say I’m too negative; perhaps we should just wait and see. Regardless, as oof this moment there is no certainity what Harvard is suggesting will even be considered seriously. But, we can hope and educate others.
If the US Public Health Agencies will hear this out and demand police departments report every person a person murders, I do not believe this epidemic they will be reporting on should include any deaths of police officers because not only are their numbers so, so much lower they also are already recorded.
Not to mention the amount of pity and love the brain washing media gets mostly white America to feel towards racist killer cops when they die. Also, a cop doesn’t have to kill or beat to be bad; his blue silence makes him JUST AS GUILTY as those who do.
Harvard researchers have called on US Public Health Agencies to consider police killings and police deaths public health issues. With that request, researches are also echoing numerous activists who are urging them to begin tracking the number of people killed by police.
The proposal was inspired by a year of continuous protests and public pressure from the #BlackLivesMatter movement, which stemmed from the murder of unarmed Michael Brown on August 9, 2014, and the consistent police murders and protests that have happened since.
As there are no official numbers, the best available data comes from independent news agencies like the Guardian (UK), who reported that 1,058 Americans have been killed by police in 2015. For African Americans, the number of law enforcement-related deaths per capita is twice as high as it is in the white population.
Their project, “The Counted” also indicates that US civilians are killed by police at an average of about three times a day. It includes cases of police who kill armed suspects, which many vocal police supporters consider justified without carefully examining the situation.
The Summary Points of the proposal from Harvard outline both the problem and a solution:
During the past year, the United States has experienced major controversies—and civil unrest—regarding the endemic problem of police violence and police deaths.
Although deaths of police officers are well documented, no reliable official US data exist on the number of persons killed by the police, in part because of long-standing and well-documented resistance of police departments to making these data public.
These deaths, however, are countable, as evidenced by “The Counted,” which revealed that over 500 people in the US had been killed by the police between January 1 and June 9, 2015, twice what would be expected based on estimates from the US Federal Bureau of Intelligence (FBI).
Law-enforcement–related deaths, of both persons killed by law enforcement agents and also law enforcement agents killed in the line of duty, are a public health concern, not solely a criminal justice concern, since these events involve mortality and affect the well-being of the families and communities of the deceased; therefore, law-enforcement–related deaths are public health data, not solely criminal justice data.
We propose that law-enforcement–related deaths be treated as a notifiable condition, which would allow public health departments to report these data in real-time, at the local as well as national level, thereby providing data needed to understand and prevent the problem.
Making police killings a notifiable condition would require Police Departments to report each killing to their corresponding Public Health Department. Medical and public health professionals would then report law-enforcement related deaths in real time.
Researchers say this is critical for the well being of the public, and that since efforts over the past century have been unsuccessful, it is imperative that the government treat law-enforcement related deaths as reportable conditions.
They even mention how absurd it is that in the US, we have to rely on a UK newspaper to count the number of people being killed by police. The US public health system already reports numerous notifiable diseases nationally and in real time.
Predictably, police organizations attacked the idea with typical rhetoric. Common Health reports that Bill Johnson, the executive director of the National Association of Police Organizations, said he thinks it’s “misguided” and added, “The best way to reduce the number of deaths by police is to follow the instructions of the officer in any kind of confrontation. I don’t have a lot of hope that academics from Harvard would publicize that as an easy and quick way to reduce deaths by police.”
Of course the Public Health Department’s counting of law enforcement related deaths would be separate from any investigation. All that is being proposed is an official count, something that the public can rely upon to get real-time alerts about police killings.
The proposal mentions US Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s statement that the DOJ will begin piloting its own system based on “The Counted” to keep track of “officer-related deaths,” and then “move towards verifying facts about the incident by surveying local police departments, medical examiner’s offices, and investigative offices.”
Researchers write that this underlines the need for a public health approach. A credible source of data and verification is all the more important if the proposed DOJ pilot is successful, and continues through the next 2016 election.
Law enforcement agencies have failed to properly report police killings for an entire century, so why should the public trust them to do it now?
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