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Old 10-30-2018, 10:37 AM
magellan01 is offline
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Originally Posted by iiandyiiii View Post
Okay, 32X. But that wouldn't be a "wild guess", it'd be an educated guess. It could be more or less than 32X, but the idea that it could be anything close to as high as 10,000X sounds totally nuts to me.
Yes, you were WAY off. But, AGAIN, you can't just look at deaths by police, you need to look at deaths by police where they were confronted with an armed suspect.

From The Atlantic:

Of the 1,146 and 1,092 victims of police violence in 2015 and 2016, respectively, the authors found 52 percent were white, 26 percent were black, and 17 percent were Hispanic.


In 2017, police killed 19 unarmed black males, down from 36 in 2015, according to The Washington Post. The Post analyses also showed that police usually use fatal force against people armed with knives or guns. (The FBI counted 435 “justifiable homicides” by police officers in 2016, and in 429 of the cases, the person had a firearm when killed.)
Do you have similar info from the UK to come to the conclusion you have? And here's an interesting stat that has relevance on what cops are up against in the US:
Number of cops killed by guns in the US in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018: 177

Number of cops killed by guns in the UK in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018: 0

Also, I don't know where your getting your 10,000X number. Can you explain?