Tag Archive: MURDER OF UNARMED PEOPLE OF COLOR


We all know that being a Police Officer is a dangerous job. However, people applying for that job also know how dangerous it is. But when using lethal force, excuses like I was afraid for my life, I thought it was a Taser, he was resisting arrest, and he was fleeing the scene, do not call for the death penalty. Also, passing a counterfeit $20 bill, stealing a pack of cigarettes, having an air freshener hanging from your rearview mirror, and not taking an extra second or two to clearly identify a lethal weapon before killing the suspect, is also an unnecessary use of lethal force. These situations are more indicative of inadequate job screening, failed psychological testing, inadequate job training, poor judgment, racism, and cowardice. Prospective applicants to any police department that rely on these excuses should be weeded out from the application process and never allowed to be police officers. You can’t have nervous or trigger-happy police officers in control of lethal weapons.

OF COURSE POLICE OFFICERS ARE KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY.

GUN-RELATED DEATHS

The Memorial Fund’s report says gun-related deaths claimed the lives of 48 officers last year, a 6% decline compared to 51 officers killed in gun-related incidents in 2019.

Of the 48 officer gun-related deaths, 11 fatalities involved an officer investigating a suspicious person or activity, seven officers were killed responding to domestic disturbance calls, six deaths each involved officers attempting an arrest and an ambush on the officers, three deaths were tactical situations, and three others were in response to domestic disturbance calls.

Four officers died responding to a robbery or burglary in-progress call while three officers were killed during traffic stops. Two officers were killed last year while serving warrants, two others were killed by inadvertent gunfire and one police officer was killed by firearms while responding to a mental health call.

RACIAL DISPARITY IN POLICE SHOOTINGS

Compare those 48 police officers killed in 2020 to 457 White suspects killed and 241 Black suspects killed by police. Whites represent over 60% of the population and Blacks represent only 14% of the population. With only 14% of the population, Blacks killed represent about 50% as much as Whites killed. This fact clearly shows there is a problem with how police assess threat and administer lethal force. They either are afraid of Blacks, they are racist, or they simply don’t know how to properly do their job. These numbers are ironic considering the number of White people who love their guns, commit heinous crimes like murder, serial killing, mass killings, are members of right wing military groups, and overran the United States Capital on January 6, 2021. Republican voters and legislators have downplayed the absolute fact that White people tried to overthrow the government. They made all sorts of excuses that these were not Trump voters, they were Antifa and other left-wingers pretending to be Trump voters. The bottom line however is, those folks were White. The following are graphs and websites that illustrate how lethal and dangerous white people are.

SERIAL KILLERS BY RACE

MASS KILLERS BY RACE

Here, for instance, is the data based on the Mother Jones database of 121 mass shootings from 1982 to 2021 

Race% of mass shooters% of population
Asian6.6%3.6%
Black17.4%12.3%
Hispanic8.3%12.5%
Native American2.5%1.0%
White Non-Hispanic54.5%62.6%
Other4.1%7.9%
Unspecified/Unclear6.6%

FBI STATISTICS ON MURDER

As you can see by the above graphs and websites, White people in the US are very lethal and dangerous. According to the FBI murder statistics, Whites kill Whites, Blacks kill Blacks, Hispanics kill Hispanics, etc. As far as any White person is concerned, you should be more concerned and afraid of someone in your own race, than someone in any other race. And that’s where Law Enforcement should focus, on the most dangerous threat in the US, White people. Police Officers and White people in general don’t see the inherent threat and dangers of the White race. Senator Ron Johnson sums this point up. Black Lives Matter protestors went to the Capital and were met by military force. Protestors at the US Capital on January 6, 2021 were met by a skeleton crew of Capital Police. I guess Senator Johnson finally saw that White people can be very dangerous and lethal.

Now that we know the numbers, what can we do to make things better for everyone. First we have to get rid of the idea of defunding the police and abolishing the police. Those are truly crazy far left ideas. The next thing we need to do is thorough background checks of police applicants, thorough psychological profiles, rule out applicants that are hard up for money, and if possible focus on applicants with prior community service or educational service. Finally, once hired, the applicant should receive intense training with a focus on the use of lethal weapons, and have regularly scheduled re-qualifying and retraining at least 2 times a year. This training should also include some type of racial sensitivity training at least once a year. The overall initial training should last somewhere between 6 to 12 months before the officer is placed on the street. That is still far less time training than in other professions.

Regarding the use of lethal force, there should be a national federal standard. In non-violent crimes, no lethal force should be used unless a lethal weapon is clearly identified, and that weapon is not surrendered when ordered to do so. If there clearly is no weapon, and the officer feels like he cannot handle the situation, he should call for backup. In the case of the suspect trying to flee, the use of the Taser should be approved. If the suspect is handcuffed and subdued, and lethal force is used after the suspect is subdued, those officers should be charged with manslaughter or murder. Excuses like I was afraid for my life, I thought it was a Taser, he was running from the scene, are all invalid reasons for using lethal force or avoiding the manslaughter or murder charge. Of course, more agencies and individuals will have to agree on the specifics of a national lethal weapon standard, but it should be no more complicated than what I have outlined here.

These simple changes should help protect all Americans of every race from the unnecessary use of lethal force. It’s time the police were held accountable for racism, laziness, inactivity, uncontrollable nervousness, being trigger happy, poor training, and poor judgment. Let me make this perfectly clear. I believe the overwhelming majority of police officers are decent, hard-working, caring, honest, and are good at their job. We all know however, that police officers are a tightknit group that protect their own, good or bad. It’s time to flip the script and get the bad seed out of the police department and let the good thrive.

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Right off the bat, I agree with Colin’s right to protest and the reason he was protesting. I don’t agree with his choice of where and when he protested (During the National Anthem). Having said that, the men and women who fought and died to protect our freedoms, did so to secure those freedoms. They did not put themselves in harms way or die to protect our flag. Among those freedoms, the Constitution gives us the right to freedom of speech and the right to peacefully assemble (protest). Colin’s choice of where and when to protest is also protected. For those of you who are outraged by Colin protesting during the National¬† Anthem, ask yourself this, if you saw someone on the street desecrating our flag or our National Anthem, would you risk your life to stop them? I wouldn’t try to stop them because our Constitution gives them the right to do so. After all, it’s just a piece of cloth. Our freedom is much more. Freedom is precious and is the life blood of our democracy. You can’t touch freedom, but without it, democracy cannot exist. Democracy will still survive if we run out of flags.

Many people are losing sight of the big picture. Colin was protesting the murder of unarmed men, women, and children of color by certain policemen who shouldn’t qualify as dogcatchers. It was Trump that said Colin was protesting the flag. That was just another of his many lies. Honestly, I don’t know why anyone is still taking him seriously. Ask yourself, what should bring the biggest outrage, desecrating the flag and National Anthem, or murdering innocent people? Colin never said all cops are pigs, and he never said anything to desecrate or diminish the importance of our flag. NIKE understands which is more important. They recognized that Colin sacrificed his career to bring attention to this horrible blight on our country. If you are still more outraged by someone desecrating the flag than the murder of innocent people, your outrage is severely misplaced. A single human being’s life will always be more sacred than an idea or a piece of cloth. Please reconsider your priorities of what is truly important.