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Over 100 People Were Killed by Police in March

The Contributor Network -- Published April 2, 2015
American cops killed more people in March alone than the entire UK police have killed since 1900.
The Contributor Network

Here's a statistic for you: It's been 31 days since the release of the White House Task Force on 21st Century Policing report, but the number of fatal police encounters is already over 100 and counting. That's an average of more than three people killed each day in March by police in America.

Too many of this month's victims fit a profile we know all too well - unarmed men of color, some of whom have psychiatric disabilities. Victims like Charly Keunang in Los Angeles, California; Tony Robinson in Madison, Wisconsin; Anthony Hill in DeKalb County, Georgia; and Brandon Jones in Cleveland, Ohio; confirm that the problems with policing are national in scope.

This isn't a problem concentrated in a few rogue police departments. Even those police departments with the best of intentions need reform. Take, for example, last week's Department of Justice report that Philadelphia police shot 400 people - over 80 percent African-American - in seven years. This is in a city where the police commissioner is an author of the very same White House task force report calling for police reform.

(Actually, some police departments are less bad than others. Your mileage may vary.)

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We Pay $63 Per Year To Be Killed By A Cop 06.Apr.2015 00:06


Police Patrol Officer Salaries -- "Annual median salary = $52,481.00":

"In 2008, federal police employed approx. 120,000 full-time law enforcement officers, authorized to make arrests and carry firearms in the United States.[26]" -- "Number of police":

So over $6.297+ Billion of our tax dollars are spent every year to shoot and kill 100 of us each month.

So if we have 100 million full-time working adults, they each pay ~$63 per year to be shot and killed by a cop.

What a great deal!

Correction: We Pay $464+ Per Year To Be Killed By A Cop 06.Apr.2015 00:40


"In 2008, state and local law enforcement agencies employed more than 1.1 million persons on a full-time basis, including about 765,000 sworn personnel (defined as those with general arrest powers). Agencies also employed approximately 100,000 part-time employees, including 44,000 sworn officers.[27]"

So add (at least) 765,000 local cops to the 120,000 federals and get 885,000 full time local cops. At the 52,481.00 salary, which costs us $46+ Billion. That costs 100 million full-time working adults $464+ per year to be shot and killed by a cop.

What a great bargain!