Why don't we wait for the facts when cops get killed?

A few years ago, people used to say there is a "war on cops".  The reality is, there was no such thing.  While police do have a dangerous job, and one of the only jobs where you can be killed by other people, the dangers are way overblown.

30-40% of cop killings were made in self defense, where the "killer" feared for their lives and killed the cop so the cop didn't kill them.  These are almost all justified, yet they get prosecuted anyway.

At least 50% of cop killings took place because the cop was being an a**hole.  The officer was being rude or acting unprofessionally, the killer got angry, and killed the cop.  These are not justified, but could have been prevented if the cop had not been an a**hole.  I think these kinds of cases should be prosecuted, but should not result in prison sentences.

The remaining 10-20% of cop killings were murders in cold blood - but even in many of these cases, the "victims" had a history of violence and misconduct, and we are better off without the dead cops.

In some cases the biggest tragedy when a cop dies is that the taxpayers have to foot the bill for the dead cop's family.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    And by we, you obviously mean you.

  • 4 weeks ago

    Funny how that isn't how it actually goes in court.

    You know adding body cameras actually makes it more likely that it happens.  The cop knows there is evidence that way and it's far less risky to fire in that situation because it's nearly always the bad guy who is wrong.

  • Ralph
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    4 weeks ago

    Why wait for facts when people like you obviously don't use them. Also, what are you even talking about that they have "one of the only jobs where you can be killed by other people"? What about the military, store clerks, and basically anywhere else in which a psychopath can enter and kill you?

  • Rick
    Lv 6
    4 weeks ago

    much more fun to just JUMP to some conclusion in a minute !!!!

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  • 4 weeks ago

    You sure did type a lot to simply announce how ignorant you are.

  • 4 weeks ago

    Liberal youth are violent 

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