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Most Police Killings in 2020 Involved Calls That Had NO CRIME or Over Non-Violent Offenses

"Mapping Police Violence collected data on over 1,100 killings by police in 2020. Compiling information from media reports, obituaries, public records, and databases like Fatal Encounters and the WashingtonPost, this report represents the most comprehensive accounting of deadly police violence in 2020. Our analysis suggests the majority of killings by police in 2020 could have been prevented and that specific policies and practices might prevent police killings in the future."
•1,127 people were killed by police in 2020.
•Officers were charged with a crime in only 16 of these cases. One percent of all killings by police.
•8 of these 16 cases had video evidence. Most of these videos were captured by police body and dash cameras.
•We were able to identify officers in 444 cases. At least 14 had shot or killed someone before. 5 had multiple prior shootings.
•Most killings began with police responding to suspected non-violent offenses or cases where no crime was reported. 121 people were killed after police stopped them for a traffic violation.
Some cities and states have begun to restrict or remove the police from traffic enforcement.
In July 2020, the City of Berkeley passed legislation moving traffic enforcement duties from the police department to a new agency of unarmed civil servants. Other cities like Cambridge, MA, are considering similar measures. And in November 2020, Virginia lawmakers passed HB 5058 which prohibits police from stopping cars for equipment violations like a broken light or tinted windows.
•97 people were killed after police responded to reports of someone behaving erratically or having a mental health crisis.
In Eugene, OR, mental health providers respond to these calls instead of police. In Los Angeles County, co-responder teams of mental health providers and police jointly respond to the most extreme mental health-related calls.
An analysis by LA Sheriff’s Department estimated this program prevented as many as 751 use of force incidents and 9 killings by police in 2018.
•80 people killed by police were unarmed.
•65 people killed by police had a vehicle as a weapon.
•55 of these people were killed when police shot at a moving vehicle, a practice many experts say should be banned.
Experts, law enforcement groups, and the US Department of Justice recommend that police be banned from shooting at people in moving vehicles. These shootings are particularly ineffective and dangerous, since shooting the driver can make the vehicle an uncontrollable threat to both officers and the public.
Despite this, most police departments continue to allow officers to shoot people in these situations.
•180 people killed by police were allegedly armed with a knife.
In many countries, police routinely disarm people who have knives without shooting them. For example, police in the United Kingdom encounter knife attacks at a similar rate as US police but handled these situations without using firearms in all but 3 cases in 2020.
Consistent with international law, police in the UK are prohibited from using firearms except where strictly necessary after considering non-violent and less lethal options. Laws in most US states do not require police to exhaust all available alternatives prior to using deadly force.
•58% of killings by police in 2020 — 629 deaths — were traffic stops, police responses to mental health crises, or situations where the person was not reportedly threatening anyone with a gun. Creating alternatives responses to these situations could substantially reduce this violence nationwide.
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I believe it. Their training states shoot for a large part of the body. To protect bystanders for one thing. I can understand both sides of that issue. Also they don't shoot worth a tar. They need skills.
I have encountered very tired and hyped officers back east (more populated), who had worked on violent crimes just prior to a routine traffic stop. That should be dealt with. And if you're from the poor side of the tracks or your brother or great uncle was in trouble no matter how long ago, some cops take out angst on any color of person you are. Also some are just plain not screened for mental problems. Like to beat up women, like to beat up and shoot homeless people. The ones here where I live now are mostly nice but not all have training except special units.
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I believe it. Their training states shoot for a large part of the body. To protect bystanders for one thing. I can understand both sides of that issue. Also they don't shoot worth a tar. They need skills.
I have encountered very tired and hyped officers back east (more populated), who had worked on violent crimes just prior to a routine traffic stop. That should be dealt with. And if you're from the poor side of the tracks or your brother or great uncle was in trouble no matter how long ago, some cops take out angst on any color of person you are. Also some are just plain not screened for mental problems. Like to beat up women, like to beat up and shoot homeless people. The ones here where I live now are mostly nice but not all have training except special units.
Right, there would be no crime or violence without the murderous, racist police.
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https://policeviolencereport.org/
https://thefreethoughtproject.com/mo...lent-offenses/

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Most Police Killings in 2020 Involved Calls That Had NO CRIME or Over Non-Violent Offenses

"Mapping Police Violence collected data on over 1,100 killings by police in 2020. Compiling information from media reports, obituaries, public records, and databases like Fatal Encounters and the WashingtonPost, this report represents the most comprehensive accounting of deadly police violence in 2020. Our analysis suggests the majority of killings by police in 2020 could have been prevented and that specific policies and practices might prevent police killings in the future."
•1,127 people were killed by police in 2020.
•Officers were charged with a crime in only 16 of these cases. One percent of all killings by police.
•8 of these 16 cases had video evidence. Most of these videos were captured by police body and dash cameras.
•We were able to identify officers in 444 cases. At least 14 had shot or killed someone before. 5 had multiple prior shootings.
•Most killings began with police responding to suspected non-violent offenses or cases where no crime was reported. 121 people were killed after police stopped them for a traffic violation.
Some cities and states have begun to restrict or remove the police from traffic enforcement.
In July 2020, the City of Berkeley passed legislation moving traffic enforcement duties from the police department to a new agency of unarmed civil servants. Other cities like Cambridge, MA, are considering similar measures. And in November 2020, Virginia lawmakers passed HB 5058 which prohibits police from stopping cars for equipment violations like a broken light or tinted windows.
•97 people were killed after police responded to reports of someone behaving erratically or having a mental health crisis.
In Eugene, OR, mental health providers respond to these calls instead of police. In Los Angeles County, co-responder teams of mental health providers and police jointly respond to the most extreme mental health-related calls.
An analysis by LA Sheriff’s Department estimated this program prevented as many as 751 use of force incidents and 9 killings by police in 2018.
•80 people killed by police were unarmed.
•65 people killed by police had a vehicle as a weapon.
•55 of these people were killed when police shot at a moving vehicle, a practice many experts say should be banned.
Experts, law enforcement groups, and the US Department of Justice recommend that police be banned from shooting at people in moving vehicles. These shootings are particularly ineffective and dangerous, since shooting the driver can make the vehicle an uncontrollable threat to both officers and the public.
Despite this, most police departments continue to allow officers to shoot people in these situations.
•180 people killed by police were allegedly armed with a knife.
In many countries, police routinely disarm people who have knives without shooting them. For example, police in the United Kingdom encounter knife attacks at a similar rate as US police but handled these situations without using firearms in all but 3 cases in 2020.
Consistent with international law, police in the UK are prohibited from using firearms except where strictly necessary after considering non-violent and less lethal options. Laws in most US states do not require police to exhaust all available alternatives prior to using deadly force.
•58% of killings by police in 2020 — 629 deaths — were traffic stops, police responses to mental health crises, or situations where the person was not reportedly threatening anyone with a gun. Creating alternatives responses to these situations could substantially reduce this violence nationwide.
If these articles were being honest then they would tell us how many of these encounters with law enforcement doesn't result in the death of a suspect. Which yearly the public has 53.5 million encounters with the law enforcement each year. They would tell us if the suspects were fully cooperating with the police when the police showed up. Because I doubt the police just showed up and started shooting. Its also easy to say the suspects were unarmed after the fact. Because if a suspect is not cooperating and reaching for **** like they are going to grab a weapon then yes the cops are justified in shooting that person. If someone is violently resisting arrest, trying to grab the cop's weapon then it doesn't matter if that person was unarmed. In ideal world cops should exhaust all non-lethal means to stop a suspect.But if time is of the essence like that girl who was trying to stab another girl then yeah I want the cops using the most effective means to save that girl from being stabbed.



https://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/cpp15.pdf
In 2015, an estimated 21% of U.S. residents age 16 or older about 53.5 million person had experienced some type of contact with the police during the prior 12 months.


This anti-police rag falsely uses the word victim. Victim implies somebody who was harmed as a result of an illegal activity.
How Many People Are Killed by Police Each Year? - The Atlantic
1,146 and 1,092 victims of police violence in 2015 and 2016, respectively

• U.S. law enforcement officers 2018 | Statista
In 2018, there were 686,665 full-time law enforcement officers employed in the United States. The number of full-time law enforcement officers reached a peak in 2008 with 708,569 officers, and hit a low in 2013 with 626,942 officers.
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