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Friday, July 8, 2016

Police Lives Matter

Think it's easy to be a cop?  According to national statistics gathered by the FBI, from 2009-2012 a total of 58,207 police officers sustained injuries from assaults and another 224 police officers were murdered in the line of duty.  Check out this report from a criminologist at the University of Toledo:  Deaths from the Police Use of Force

Here's some more stats from the FBI's Uniform Crime Report: 

Of the 1,491 persons that died from police use of force from 2009-2012:

  • 915 (61.4%) were white males
  • 481 (32.2%) were black males
  • 48 (3.2%) were males of other races
  • 28 (1.9%) were white females
  • 15 (1.1%) were black females
  • 4 (0.2%) were females of other races

Did "Black Lives Matter" set an ambush for the police in Dallas?  That has to be a working hypothesis at this point.   

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