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[–] TheDude2 14 points 11 points (+25|-14) ago  (edited ago)

A US Citizen is 250 times more likely to die from a fall then be killed by a police officer.

New info: A citizen is 34% more likely to die from eating processed meat then being killed by a police officer.

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[–] MaxDragon 8 points 26 points (+34|-8) ago 

So your view is police killing citizens is within the allowable tolerance levels?

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[–] Maxcactus 3 points 11 points (+14|-3) ago  (edited ago)

I don't think that is what he was saying at all. He was just giving a reference point. Neither falls or terrorism or rattle snake bites are relevant to the problem of some cops being likely to shoot people.

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[–] dingus 3 points 4 points (+7|-3) ago 

You do realize that this number isn't referring to police just shooting random people, right? Violent criminals that attack police are still citizens.

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[–] Disgruntled 3 points 2 points (+5|-3) ago 

If the situation calls for it them I don't see an issue. Pull a gun on a cop and you kinda deserve to get shot.

I know there are some bad shoots and that's going to happen. Those cops should be charged just like any other criminal

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[–] mcwilshire 4 points -1 points (+3|-4) ago  (edited ago)

If 100,000 citizens shoot at police officers then 100,000 citizens getting shot isn't a problem.

Why the hell are we even counting those events as part of a problem?

Walter Scott was murdered. Michael Brown wasn't.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_killings_by_law_enforcement_officers_in_the_United_States,_September_2015
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_killings_by_law_enforcement_officers_in_the_United_States,_August_2015
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_killings_by_law_enforcement_officers_in_the_United_States,_July_2015

Typical tales of thuggery ending badly:

"A man holding hostages at gunpoint in a diner was shot as law enforcement officers freed the hostages"

"A man opened fire in Studio City, when police arrived they took cover behind their patrol vehicles, the man raised his gun at the police and police opened fire, killing the man"

"Officers responded to reports of criminal threats and a drive-by shooting. Officers began to pursue a specifically identified suspect, who took off in a vehicle, firing at officers during the pursuit. Officers fired back, killing Garza. No officers were injured; 11 fired their weapons"

Oh, the injustice.

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[–] Satchmo 3 points 7 points (+10|-3) ago 

Sad truth is, I don't have any friends who have been killed by processed meat. Wish I could say the same about the cops.

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[–] HoneyNutStallmans 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Cops go through a process that weeds out the smarter ones, and cops are also pigs.

I'm pretty sure they are indeed processed meat.

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[–] thrus 2 points 0 points (+2|-2) ago 

Take a different metric then. Car accidents for example. The point that TheDude2 is making is that a comparison only works if you use something that matches well. if we were to stick to the cops/terrorists situation I wonder how the survival rates match up after direct interaction with them while (for lack of a better term) on the job, how many people have survived direct encounters with the cops vs direct encounters with terrorists?

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[–] Pryce604 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Context, my friend. All this bullshit we are force fed about terrorism and scary men, when the irony is we are far more likely to be terrorized at home by those who supposedly serve and protect.