Cops Kill Far More People than Mass Shooters
Statistics have been released detailing a grim truth: American cops kill more people in one year than were killed in all mass shootings in the last 30 years combined.
In 2014, cops killed 1104 people. In 2015, cops killed 1205 people. These people were not given a trial, they were just shot dead by police. By contrast, 157 people have been killed in mass shootings in the last 34 years combined. That is an average of 4 people a year killed in mass shootings.
Let’s emphasize that: Police killed 275 times more people in one year than the average number killed each year in mass shootings since 1982. Statistically, you are 9 times more likely to be killed by a police officer than a terrorist.
Attacking the Bill of Rights
Yet, the media focuses on mass shootings as a way of attacking the Second Amendment, revealing its mission to disarm its citizens. However, the Founding Fathers were quite clear on the purpose of the Second Amendment.
George Washington said:
[Let] The Constitution be never construed to authorize Congress to…prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms.
And Ben Franklin said:
Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote!
Predictably, the media do not instead focus on the rights guaranteed by the Sixth Amendment to a fair and speedy trial denied to those who are now in coffins. The media do however continue to propagandize for government authority and intervention in our lives. In many ways, the government has taken the place of God as the solution to all of man’s problems for the leftists who run the legacy media.
Some police shootings may be justified. There is just no way of knowing which shootings are justified and which are not because the details of each police-related death are shrouded in secrecy. A number this high – over 1,000 people in a single year – merits some sort of accountability on the part of law enforcement. And, to turn the law enforcement’s phrasing it uses on citizens who demand privacy around – if they have nothing to hide what are they worried about? Why all the secrecy?
Law enforcement will not release official numbers. There is someone however, keeping track of these deaths. The author of SWAT Madness and the Militarization of American Police, Jim Fisher, compiles his own database using news articles from around the nation. You can view his database at Killed by Police.
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