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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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[–] Satchmo 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

ok then lets match it with something that makes sense unlike car accidents. Lets try Apples to Apples! You are between 300-600 times more likely to be killed by a police officer in the united states than any other country in the world.

Cops kill more people here per capita than most countries do in a decade.

Here are some numbers: http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/jun/09/the-counted-police-killings-us-vs-other-countries

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[–] TheKobold 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

Seeing as cops use terrorists as a reason for much of the overreaching they do i think its a fine comparison.