Author Topic: Feel Sorry For Police? Over 55k Americans Injured, Killed By US Police In 1 yr.  (Read 992 times)

Offline Snafu

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Join Date: Jul 2016
  • Posts: 202
  • Country: mx
  • Karma: +17/-1
  • No response from admin, no more posts.
    • View Profile

 More than 55,000 Americans were either killed or injured by US police in just one year, a new study has revealed. Most of the deaths were from fatal firearm wounds or excessive use of taser devices.

The study, titled 'Perils of police action: a cautionary tale from US data sets,' covers the year 2012 and offers greater context to the issue of police brutality, which has only grown bigger in the four years since the research.

Published in the peer-reviewed British medical journal Injury Prevention, the study found that a total of 55,400 people were victims of police officers' “abuse of power” or “loss of control out of anger or fear" in 2012.

Among them, 1,063 people were either shot or tasered to death by law enforcement, out of an estimated 12.3 million arrests or stop-and-search incidents.

On average, nearly 34 people were killed or had to seek hospital treatment for injuries sustained from police per 10,000 stops or arrests.

The research found that the numbers aren’t distributed evenly when it comes to race, ethnicity, or age.

“Blacks, Native Americans and Hispanics had higher stop/arrest rates per 10,000 population than white non-Hispanics and Asians,” the study’s authors stated.

“Given a national history of racism, the excess per capita death rate of blacks from US police action rightly concerns policy analysts, advocates and the press,” the study added.

Much More:
https://www.rt.com/usa/353501-report-us-police-killings/