Is That A Lot?

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From the Department of Totally Useless Information:

Fatal police shootings in 2015 approaching 400 nationwide

In an alley in Denver, police gunned down a 17-year-old girl joyriding in a stolen car. In the backwoods of North Carolina, police opened fire on a gun-wielding moonshiner. And in a high-rise apartment in Birmingham, Ala., police shot an elderly man after his son asked them to make sure he was okay. Douglas Harris, 77, answered the door with a gun.

The three are among at least 385 people shot and killed by police nationwide during the first five months of this year, more than two a day, according to a Washington Post analysis. That is more than twice the rate of fatal police shootings tallied by the federal government over the past decade, a count that officials concede is incomplete.

“These shootings are grossly under­reported,” said Jim Bueermann, a former police chief and president of the Washington-based Police Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving law enforcement. “We are never going to reduce the number of police shootings if we don’t begin to accurately track this information.”

Wow, 400 people? Is that a lot?

To put it into context, how many cops were shot? How many non-police shootings were there? How many people died in car accidents? How many people drowned?

The article gives a bunch of statistics mixed in with some brief anecdotal incidents like the three up above. The only worthwhile thing in the whole article is the idea that we need to accurately track information on police shootings.

But is that even possible? How do you accurately categorize the Michael Brown shooting when there is no agreement on what actually happened?

But the article does serve a purpose – to further the narrative about killer cops and to gain support for the nationalization of our police forces.

Meanwhile: When District Attorneys Attack

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38 Responses to Is That A Lot?

  1. Myiq2xu says:

    When I brush Tigger’s belly as he sleeps on his back his toes curl with each stroke.

  2. Myiq2xu says:

  3. 1539days says:

    The three examples have one thing in common, all of those “victims” had a weapon. One was a car, but used in a homicidal manner. Now, if this were 2 years ago when Obama was trying to take away our guns, WaPo would have written about how average citizens are doo dumb to own guns and police are forced to put them down when it happens.

    However, the current narrative is guns don’t kill people, cops do.

  4. DeniseVB says:

    I skimmed the WaPo article and all the charts made me cross-eyed. Great comments, lots of snark, like this one:

    47 people killed out of 320 million is 0.000015%
    14 cops killed out of 800k is 0.0000175

    Seems like the cops are getting killed at a slightly higher rate.

    • 1539days says:

      Where did they get the stat of cops killed? WaPo mentioned they compiled statistics on police killed, but didn’t site any in that long article.

  5. Dora says:

    Some of them are funny. 🙂

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  6. DeniseVB says:

    This is for myiq and Days since I brought up Taylor on the last thread and didn’t find the article til now….dems and pubs are fundraising off her concert in DC this summer. LOL !

  7. leslie says:

    OT ~ This morning I was watching Sunday Morning (CBS) and saw an interview with Jerry Seinfeld. He has an internet program called “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.” You all may have already known about it, but I didn’t. It sounded intriguing, so I visited the site. I watched his “Coffee with Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner” episode. only 17 minutes long, but quite fun. I thought I’d share it with anyone who’s interested.

    • leslie says:

      This is just how behind times I am: ^The show^ is starting its 6th season….

    • DeniseVB says:

      Love that show, then again, I’ve only run into it by accident and caught the very funny Sarah Jessica Parker, Louis CK and Tina Fey episodes. Can you guess, it leans very left😉

  8. Myiq2xu says:

    Is anybody watching the Patriot Act kabuki?

    • Why would they? All this bickering is designed to make average folks tune out…and it’s working.

      While we’re busy not paying attention, the left is ushering in 1984. I mean, seriously, why put cameras on telephone polls and street lights when you can just throw them on a cop? They’re in all the right neighborhoods anyway…

  9. Myiq2xu says:
  10. Myiq2xu says:

    Ya think?

    • Lulu says:

      That old liar. Bronco wasn’t vetted because their bosses said not to do so and pronounce him savior and constitutional scholar. Bob how does it feel retiring knowing you are a washed up old fraud? You helped kill off journalism and your industry. Cretin.

    • angienc says:


      I don’t think “maybe” means what he thinks it means.

  11. DeniseVB says:

    I hope I can stay awake to watch Gutfeld’s new show on Fox tonight at 10. Good Luck Greg….!!!

  12. leslie says:
    “More: Senate votes 77-17 to invoke cloture and proceed with limited debate on USA Freedom Act; up to 30 hrs – @markknoller”

  13. Myiq2xu says:
  14. 1539days says:

    The PATRIOT Act expired. No terrorist plots have succeeded so far.

  15. Dora says:

    Wow – This is from Salon!

    The cash donations Hillary simply has no answer for

    The Clinton Foundation’s business relationship with 20 foreign governments raises real questions about her judgment

  16. Lulu says:
    My late father talked about going to the Trinity River epic flood in 1931 (he was 12) with his father on horseback to help his uncle save his cattle. Dad was the youngest brother but the best horseman. Four men and a boy drove about 250 cattle fifty miles away from the river to safe pasturage until the river went down. It was the adventure of his boyhood.

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