These cops literally acted improperly, then confiscated a citizen’s cell phone, bullied him, then realizing that he had done nothing wrong, they openly conspired how to, then framed him for something he never did.
According to the news site Vox.com. Police officers in the US shoot and kill hundreds of people each year, according to the FBI’s very limited data — far more than other developed countries like the UK, Japan, and Germany, where police officers might go an entire year without killing more than a dozen people or even anyone at all.
This is critically important because the US rate of gun deaths, which includes homicides and suicides, was 10.6 per 100,000 people in 2016. As opposed to a developing country like Jamaica whose violent murder is 47 per 100,000 per annum.
That dwarfed comparable developed nations: Switzerland’s rate was 2.8, Canada’s was 2.1, Australia’s was 1, Germany’s was 0.9, the United Kingdom’s was 0.3, and Japan’s was 0.2.
In a 2014 Article for the nation, after the Ferguson incident in which unarmed black teen Michael Brown was gunned down, Journalist, Chase Madar pointed out that the federal government does not keep a strict national tally of police killings.
Madar argued that this shows just how seriously the Government takes this problem. A crowdsourced database has sprung up to fill the gap, as has a wiki-tabulation.
Perhaps the most disturbing thing about these police killings, many of them of unarmed victims, Madar argues, is that our courts find them perfectly legal.
In a brilliant summation of police violence in America Madar argued quote:” The first step to controlling the police is to get rid of the fantasy, once and for all, that the law is on our side. The law is firmly on the side of police who open fire on unarmed civilians.”
See article here: https://www.thenation.com/article/why-its-impossible-indict-cop/
Despite the wide litany of cases in which American Police literally murder unarmed citizens, Chase Mader warns,Quote: ” (A note on the IACHR and other international forums: bringing these cases of police shootings to them is a canny way to generate publicity and raise consciousness, but no one should ever imagine for even a second that such bodies will ever wield any actual power in American courts.”) closed quote.
That was an integral part of my arguments in my most recent podcast.
Despite the heavy prsence of so-called human rights agencies in Jamaica, including the (IACHR) and their undue influence in our law enforcement efforts they have zero influence or power over a single one of the thousands of police departments in the United States, ragardless of their crimes.
In Jamaica, we want an accountable police department, free from criminal conduct. Nevertheless, we also want to see a police department unconstrained by the likes of the IACHR, and others which has no power in America, despite hundreds of blatant police killing of unarmed black citizens each year.
Mike Beckles is a former Jamaican police Detective corporal, a business owner, avid researcher, and blogger.
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