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The Justice Department releases statistics on this and related issues, although these datasets are only periodically updated: It found that in 2008, among people who had contact with police, “an estimated 1.4% had force used or threatened against them during their most recent contact, which was not statistically different from the percentages in 2002 (1.5%) and 2005 (1.6%).” In terms of the volume of citizen complaints, the Justice Department also found that there were 26,556 complaints lodged in 2002; this translates to “33 complaints per agency and 6.6 complaints per 100 full-time sworn officers.” However, “overall rates were higher among large municipal police departments, with 45 complaints per agency, and 9.5 complaints per 100 full-time sworn officers.” In 2011, about 62.9 million people had contact with the police
[A]ccording to the CDC, in Oklahoma the rate at which black people are killed per capita by law enforcement is greater than anywhere else in the country. That statistic is taken from data collected for the years 1999-2011. During that same time period, Oklahoma’s rate for all people killed by law enforcement, including all races, is second only to New Mexico. However, Oklahoma, the District of Columbia, Nevada and Oregon are all tied for the rate at which people are killed. (The CDC treats the District of Columbia as a state when collecting and displaying statistics.) In Missouri, where Mike Brown lived and died, black people are killed by law enforcement twice as frequently as white people. Nationwide, the rate at which black people are killed by They note that among 36 different studies published since the 1980s, the rates of force asserted vary wildly, from a high of more than 30% to rates in the low single digits.
With the recent riots in Baltimore it would not be right not to discuss this issue of police brutality. For years black men have felt that the police have mistreated them and even killed them based on the color of their skin. With the deaths of Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Walter Scott, Freddy Gray and countless others, has brought outrage amoung many Americans. They fell that the system designed to protect them is acutally out to kill them. This Thursday at 8:00 PM live on As Real As It Gets Radio Show join my co-hosts Amber (AJ) Jones, Kristin (K'Mecca) Zuller and I as we discuss this topic.
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There has been a movement to spotlight police brutality in America. You can't go a day without a new cell phone video showing officer misconduct hitting social media. We will have another great no holds barred and most importantly honest conversation about some of the more popular cases.
Freddie Gray and more.
The problem with all these cases and more is the dead were all unarmed when they were killed. Is this a disturbing new trend? Or has this always been going on? Le't get ready to dig in!
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The stories are becoming all too familiar - Oscar Grant, John Crawford III, Eric Garner, Freddie Gray, Tamir Rice, Sandra Bland, and many others whose names don't make national headlines. #BlackLivesMatter has become the cry of the African-American community as the lives of young Black men and women are taken at the hands of police while unarmed. Why are people of color stopped, searched, arrested, and killed in disproportionate numbers compared to their Caucasian counterparts? How can unarmed "suspects" such as John Crawford III or Oscar Grant get shot on site when people who commit heinous acts - such as James Eagan Holmes who killed 12 and injured 70 in a crowded movie theatre - are arrested and given every benefit of the doubt? Let's discuss it and find some real solutions beyond the hashtags. Because of the nature of this subject matter, parental discresion is advised for children under 13.
.Cops After Death Of Gregory Towns Jr. While In Custody
ATLANTA (AP) -- The family of a man who died after Atlanta-area police used stun guns on him has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the former officers and the city, the family's lawyer said.
The lawsuit, which was filed in Fulton County Superior Court, says East Point police officers used their stun guns as many as 13 times on Gregory Towns Jr. while he was handcuffed. The lawsuit claims former police sergeant Marcus Eberhart and former corporal Howard Weems used excessive force in the April 11 incident.
"It's just heinous," attorney Chris Stewart told The Associated Press in a phone interview Thursday. "This isn't one of those cases where he punched an officer and they had to Taser him to calm him down."
The lawsuit comes amid increased attention on police use of force in the wake of the fatal shooting in of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Following that shooting, local police in Ferguson donned riot gear and fired tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters who refused to disperse and, at times, broke into nearby businesses.
While many police officers use their authority appropriately, there are some who view any act of disobedience as a call for extreme action, Stewart said.
"In our case, it wasn't about color, obviously, because the officers were black," Stewart said. "It was about power. He didn't walk when they said walk. He didn't stand when they said stand. And he didn't move fast enough when they said move."
Internet BlogTalkRadio: "Authors of the Round Table." April 16, 2015 at 8pm. To listen or comment call TOLL-FREE (323) 792 2931. Where does one draw the line between law enforcement and police brutality. Is beating a suspect necessary? "Shoot to kill." Should that always be the rule? What happened to common sense? Join us and let's discuss. Sponsored by afewgoodbookspublishing.com
There is a reoccuring problem in the united states of america and that is police brutality. We have seen the police through out the years beat, steal, and commit crimes against the people who they are suppose to protect. We are all tax payers and I think the police have forgotton that we pay their salaries. I think its time to make our voices heard. Join us in this call session to discuss this problem. Me and Hubert are taking ideas and also giving our own. You dont want to miss this topic.Tune in and be amazed with us discussing how to do away once and for all to police brutality.
Joe and Kate are joined by Malachi Nimmons to talk about police brutality. They get into the overall abuse of power that goes way deeper than just the police force, and how an "us verse them" mentality only creates a bigger divide.
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This show will focus on the cold blooded killing of Walter L. Scott by former Charleston (SC) Patrolman Michael T. Slager, 33.
Scott, a 50-year old Coast Guard veteran and father of four, died Saturday after Slager shot him in the back.
Five of the eight bullets hit Scott. Four of those struck his back. One hit an ear.
The footage filmed by a bystander shows the end of the confrontation between Scott and Slager after Scott ran from a traffic stop. The video evidence contradictis an account Slager gave earlier this week through his former attorney.
Slager has been fired from the police force and charged with murder.
Sunday, May 3rd, 11pm est . 8pm pac ... IWTK: Police Brutality: Baltimore Raving. Well, police brutality never leaves us with nothing to talk about, and sadly next week, it'll be another case. Sad to say, that's the norm. We gonna be discussing tis topic, yet again!
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Join Dr. Culbreth and Mr. Bobby Seale ( original 1966 Founding Chairman & National Organizer of the Black Panther Party) for a thought provoking interview and discussion on Black Americans, Police Brutality and Race in the Millennium. A show you do not want to miss. We will discuss the plethora of issues plaguing Black Americans in the millennium, killings of Black people/other people of color, and moving forward in unity.