FBI Report Accidentally Exposes the Severity of the Police State

November 28, 2014   |   Carey Wedler

Carey Wedler
November 28, 2104

(TheAntiMedia) A recently published FBI report accidentally proves that while the police claim cops face growing threats from rowdy populationslike in Fergusonthe opposite is true. The report presents law enforcement deaths in 2013.

The report found that across the entire country, only 76 LEOs were killed in “line-of-duty” incidents. 27 died as a result of “felonious” acts and 49 officers died in accidentsnamely, automobile (ironically, of the 23 killed in car accidents, 14 were not wearing seat beltsa violation for which cops routinely ticket drivers). More officers die from accidents than actual murders on the job. The report also outright admits that intentional murders of cops were down from 2004 and 2009.

Further, 49,851 officers were assaulteda statistic that seemingly proves police are at risk. 29.2%, or 14,556, were actually injured (an admittedly high number). Still, a suspect fact is that 79.8% of the time, “assailants used personal weapons (hands, fists, feet, etc.).” This means that in a vast majority of cases, there was no physical evidence that assault occurred (outside of potential bruises and cuts,but this information is not public). Punches and kicks can be damaging, but nowhere near firearms and knives, which constituted a very small percentage of “assaults.” The report also does not specify what constitutes an “injury,” making designations of injury potentially arbitrary and subjective.

This means that the common police tactic of misrepresenting scuffles and charging people with assault could be at work (such as when a cop squeezed the breast of an Occupy protester so hard he left a bruise and in the chaos, she accidentally elbowed a cop. She went to jail for “assaulting” an officer). Of course, it’s a possibility that all 49,851 officers were simply “doing their jobs,” but at the very least it is important to be skeptical.

But besides direct contradictions to the logic behind institutional myths of heroic cops and dangerous bad guys, what are the implications of this FBI report?

First, that police are schizophrenic in their belief that they are in danger (this fear is proven in the recent Ferguson protests and presence of the National Guard). The overzealous militarization of local cops is enough to prove that they might as well be hiding under blankies from the American populace in spite of the fact that violent crime has been dropping for decades.

However, considering how well cops are armed and how efficiently the justice system protects them from prosecution for their crimes, they prove to be paranoid. 27 police officers in a country with over 300 million people died last year. Law enforcement deaths-by-murder are included in the 49,851 “assaults” against officers, which means that .05 (half a percent) died as a result of alleged attacks. Crime against cops has dropped to a 50 year low. It’s more dangerous to drive a car than be a cop (this is bolstered by the fact that the number of cops who died in car accidents almost equals the total number of cops murdered23 to 27).

Second, militarization is working for the police. It is not working for the rest of us. Though there is little reliable, official data about the number of people police kill every year, tenuous reports claim it is around 400. This is already almost 15 times more than police who are intentionally killed. However, the 400 figure is a result of 17,000 local police agencies being allowed to self-report. The numbers could be far higher.

As Tech Dirt said of a 2008 FBI report that found cops had killed 391 people in 2007:

“That count only includes homicides that occurred during the commission of a felony. This total doesn’t include justifiable homicides committed by police officers against people not committing felonies and also doesn’t include homicides found to be not justifiable. But still, this severe undercount far outpaces the number of cops killed by civilians.”

The number of “justifiable” homocides was on the rise in 2008 (to be fair, it was rising among private citizens as well) in spite of the inconvenient fact that overall crime has been declining.

Unfortunately, the most important implication of the FBI report is the simple fact that the report exists. When the FBI takes the time to construct a meticulous report (you can read more details here) of all the ways that a tiny percentage of cops were killedbut cannot be bothered to officially count civilian deaths at the hands of cops, the reality is obvious:

The governemnt places a higher priority on their own than on the lives of those they claim to “serve,” “protect,” and “work for.” It cares more about exonerating the police of their crimes than providing justice to those they abuse. There is no justice when the criminal is the cop.


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Author: Carey Wedler

Carey Wedler joined Anti-Media as an independent journalist in September of 2014. Her topics of interest include the police and warfare states, the Drug War, the relevance of history to current problems and solutions, and positive developments that drive humanity forward. She currently resides in Los Angeles, California, where she was born and raised.

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  1. at least 1/3 of the assaults on an officer as BS that is added if you even bump one trying to follow their orders I have seen it

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  2. yeah if you look at a cop cross eyed they will charge you with assault. in all states where a shoulder cam has become mandatory those numbers have fallen like a rock for some odd reason.

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  3. If you're going to be dumb you better be tough!! Sorry but without police the world would be in total caos!! Somebody has to do the job, do you have the jevoes to put your life on the line?

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  4. You're an idiot

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  5. Mason Brown what the hell do you know? Besides being on the wrong side of the law. Moron get a life

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  6. Jason O'Dell Yes, police officers might actually have to do some actual policing of an actual violent situation in between collecting revenues. I wouldn't mind being a hostage negotiator, but any other cop is primarily a revenue collection specialist. Even SWAT teams now are used mostly for no knock raids on non violent drug offenders, and don't have the intelligence to double check addresses before lobbing flash bangs into cribs. A homicide detective or IA investigator might be clean, but the rest of the force needs to be disbanded until they can man up and take a punch without shooting someone.

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  7. Explain to me why we need cops? Is it to enforce the more than 40,000 new 'laws' enacted just this year alone? Do we really need them to raid Kool Aid stands?

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  8. There are more deaths caused by citizens than cops they're just not in mainstream media like when it involves a cop. If you aren't on the wrong side of the law you wouldn't think like a thug!! I know lots of cops hell my own father was one for years. I've had my share of run-ins with plenty yet uv NEVER had an issue!! Yeah are there BAD cops hell yes!! But you can't classify all of them together because of the bad ones!! In my opinion we are to easy on criminals hence the reason we have over populated prisons. I say we go back to public executions!!

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  9. first of all, it would help if you can actually spell "chaos" second of all, thats mere conjecture on your part. you dont know for a fact that without police, we would have chaos.. I have the inclination to believe that the majority of society arent a bunch of toddlers that need people to wipe their asses for them, if there werent any police, people would probably still band together and protect each other from the extremely small minority of criminals who exist.. furthermore, your implying that the majority of our society is shit and that the "police" a techno term applied to people who also belong to the same society, are somehow automatically more morally competent because they wear a badge, regardless of the truth, Im sorry, I dont buy it.

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  10. Criminals fear aware citizens, not cops. There wouldn't be chaos (note that it's "chaos", not "caos") if there were no police; when the police catch "blue flu", crime goes down. Here in the Albuquerque metropolitan area we have almost 900,000 people with a few hundred police on duty at any given time. I don't think losing those few hundred would bring on chaos. Do you? As the article says, it's more dangerous to drive a car than to be a police officer; if you've got the guts to drive, you have the "jevoes" (can Jason mean huevos?) to be a cop. Of course you'd have to abandon your morality …

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  11. Chuck McCoy ironically, cops rarely ever stop a crime in progress lol

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  12. If cops are not doing anything about the bad cops in their midst then they are not good cops. There are some, but very few, cops that do anything about bad cops in their ranks.

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  13. Matt Grove , what exactly are these "good cops" supposed to be doing stop the "bad cops"? I agree with your sentiment, but there is no practical application of "getting good cops to police bad cops". The real reason all these problems exist is that we are all animals incapable of holding a discussion about this subject with people who disagree with our own assessment of it. Just look at Mason Brown below. Jason O'Dell was talking out of his ass like he thinks he's Ace fucking Ventura, and neither he nor you could actually come up with a fucking point to debate him. AND IT WOULD HAVE BEEN SO FUCKING EASY. But no… It's easier to spit vitriol at people you don't like than it is to actually prove your own point.

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  14. And whats with all the EXCLIMATION POINTS!!? Makes you look like a spaz throwing a tantrum.

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  15. If "good" cops do not turn in "bad" cops….then are there really any "good" cops? To easy on criminals? Maybe those victim-less crimes we put people in jail for could be looked at…..just a thought….

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  16. you took the job, do it correctly and do not use overwhelming force on the people whom hired you and pay for you.
    as they will do the same in time, and when people start saying riot this and riot that and people are so violent, remember they learned it from their authorities when in all actuality, we are the authorities

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  17. We aren't against the cops because we want to break the law; we're against them because they want to break the law.

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  18. None of this should be surprising. The psychopathic politicians and bureaucrats depend upon their equally sociopathic gendarmes and other armed minions to carry out their directives. In what other way would their commands and edicts mean anything to us? Their enforcers come first. Then they consider throwing us a bone, if they even pause to consider us at all.

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  19. Carey Wedler… The amount of citation you included in this piece didn't result in this being more than an op-ed piece. You get that, right?

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  20. this is true, that number is greatly inflated

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  21. Plus comparing one group that is much smaller than the other against the total population is going to skew your results.

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  22. first off, being too easy on criminals isn't the problem. America has a comparable crime rate to many countries, but we have a MUCH higher incarceration rate. meaning we lock people up for much longer than anyone else as it is.

    public executions huh? you sound like a sick individual

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  23. Jason, it is the growing militarization of local police forces that disturbs most of us. That action tends to polarize the old us vs. them mentality. I wonder what a psych test for prospective officers would show and how much today's standards are different from the tests used to screen officers was in the past. Just sayin'.

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  24. I strongly believe that yes we need police officers. Or some sort of official to come out and write up an accident report when accidents happen, and detectives to track down child molesters and rapists etc…

    What we need is a citizens board governing the police actions run by the citizens. Not by banksters and corrupt law makers. We the people need to take back this country and put an end to this police state run by lunatics.

    I don't have enough faith in humanity to believe that we will all behave, because the psychopaths that are wearing a badge will still be psychopaths.. Just not wearing a badge.. So some form of law enforcement needs to exist, they just need to be governed by the people, and police need to stop investigating themselves.. Am I the only one who thinks that concept is flawed? Furthermore, people who swear an oath to uphold the constitution need to be punished more so that. The average citizen for breaking serious laws and committing serious crimes. If I rape a child I go to prison, if a cop does they often time will only lose their job and are forever protected from prosecution. We need to start prosecuting these guys seriously and come down twice as hard on them as an average citizen.

    How are we supposed to have trust in those who are exempt from the very laws they enforce?

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  25. I'd do it in a heartbeat but I wouldn't qualify. Yes I agree, Jason O'Dell, you are an idiot. Bet you'd like to bring back the witch burnings so you could rape the women before they're killed.

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  26. Also we need to have incentives for law enforcers to expose and properly cite unlawful officer activities. And not give them an incentive to help cover up for their fellow officers committing illegal acts.

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  27. This is exactly what happened to me. The cop apparently didn't like the way I looked or spoke so he tackled me completely out of the blue. No warning; nothing. He claimed he hurt himself while he tackled me, so they took me into the back room, and choked me (hands to throat, not head lock) until i lost consciousness. I came to face down on the floor, as they were all beating the shit out of me. I ask why, they say because my hands are not behind my back- but, they are. When I reply that indeed my hands are behind my back, they keep punching and kicking me and tell me that they weren't when I was first ordered to do so… "I was choked out" I yelled, "i put my hands behind my back as soon as i was capable of it and you are still beating me- I cant put them any further behind my back!" I guess that was just too sarcastic. They cop pulled me up onto the desk, put his knee into my arm against my back, levered it against the back of my elbow, put down all his body weight, pulled up on my arm as hard as he could, and broke the shit out of my arm. The rest of them just stood there, shocked. I don't know if they condoned it, but they surely weren't going to go against it.

    They charged me with a second degree felony for this, and tried to put me in prison for 10 years. For nothing. My lawyer was sure the case would be easy to beat, but i still had to plead to a felony (avoided jail time, thank goodness) because frankly, the judicial system is set up simply to steal our money. This happens to everyone, every day of the year. The media wants to make it racial, to keep us divided. F-U-C-K THAT. Its slavery 21st century, and we are all the slaves.

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  28. Mark Moritz
    This is exactly what happened to me. The cop apparently didn't like the way I looked or spoke so he tackled me completely out of the blue. No warning; nothing. He claimed he hurt himself while he tackled me, so they took me into the back room, and choked me (hands to throat, not head lock) until i lost consciousness. I came to face down on the floor, as they were all beating the shit out of me. I ask why, they say because my hands are not behind my back- but, they are. When I reply that indeed my hands are behind my back, they keep punching and kicking me and tell me that they weren't when I was first ordered to do so… "I was choked out" I yelled, "i put my hands behind my back as soon as i was capable of it and you are still beating me- I cant put them any further behind my back!" I guess that was just too sarcastic. They cop pulled me up onto the desk, put his knee into my arm against my back, levered it against the back of my elbow, put down all his body weight, pulled up on my arm as hard as he could, and broke the shit out of my arm. The rest of them just stood there, shocked. I don't know if they condoned it, but they surely weren't going to go against it.

    They charged me with a second degree felony for this, and tried to put me in prison for 10 years. For nothing. My lawyer was sure the case would be easy to beat, but i still had to plead to a felony (avoided jail time, thank goodness) because frankly, the judicial system is set up simply to steal our money. This happens to everyone, every day of the year. The media wants to make it racial, to keep us divided. F-U-C-K THAT. Its slavery 21st century, and we are all the slaves.

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  29. The most fucked up part of militarization of police is combining the military, where there job is to kill terrorists, and the police, who's job is to protect us. When you combine the two, the ideals of both get combined as well. So now we are stuck with cops with new toys and the view of "killing bad guys is the way to protect the public". But the new "bad guys" are usually drug offenders, who have a disease and usually can't help themselves, or are poor people trying to make ends meet, instead of terrorist who actually want to kill people. This makes these new roided out cops think "shoot first, ask questions later" is the way to go, resulting in the 12 year old shot within seconds of police arriving to the scene because he had an airsoft rifle, and even tho the police were told by the person who called the police "the gun is most likely fake", their new views thought lethal force was best to protect the community from a 12 year old. Pathetic.

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  30. Anne Emmons-Lau Once Jason O'Dell gets 'raped' by the police, he might just figure out what the rest of us already know.

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  31. Jack Messinger umm arrest them for their crimes, is that their job? to arrest people breaking the law, if they dont arrest coworkers then theyre not doing their jobs.. fired, hire someone else..

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  32. Ryan Bacigalupi right .. theres less cops than people and the cops are doing more damage.. lol dont you see..

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  33. do you know how easy it is to become a police officer?! n barely any schooling, the training is very minimal, not long at all.. need i say more lol thats why you see so many people doing it, because theyll accept any body lol doesnt go on brains thats for sure.. pewpewpew

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  34. we need civil officers. neighborhood watch.. people like that.. volunteer, people actually trying to help their community, not sell tickets..

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  35. Witnessed an officer in his personal vehicle at the gas station earlier sitting in the drivers side with his kids leaning back and wife putting gas in their vehicle..its 34 degrees outside whats the deal pussy your wife taking care the manly business?

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  36. Yes and just a passing brain fart here but when the terrorists do come over and start chopping off our imbecile heads ya think the po po gonna protect us??? ummmm nope the pussys are gonna protect them because they are scary asses!

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  37. Lindsay Corson Here in Albuquerque the requirements are a GED and two years employment as a Police Service Aide. Applicants can't have felonies and no misdemeanors within last six months. They must be US citizens. No domestic violence convictions. No DWI convictions within last five years or multiple DWI convictions within last ten. Must be able to do 15 pushups in a minute, must be able to run 1.5 miles in 15:54, must be able to run 300 meters in 71 seconds and must be able to do 27 situps in a minute. That's it. They're paid while an Aide and paid for the six months of training. According to the recruiters, they have the opportunity to earn up to $87,000/year as a patrolman (several officers make over $100,000/year) and get to retire after 25 years at 90% of their highest five-year average. Pretty good job for a person without a regular high school degree, eh?

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  38. Matt Grove kinda makes one wonder why the so called good ones dont rat out the bad ones I mean if ya'll are to scared to expose them they must be quite the occupying mental force of crazies right??

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  39. It goes to show you that anybody can twist the facts around to move forward their agenda.this site is such bullshit. But I'm glad there is a site like this it's good to see what the noisy Minority is thinking

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  40. Lindsay Corson, you do know what The Office of Internal Affairs is, right? Also, it is considered a "conflict of interest" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conflict_of_interest) for a group to govern their own affairs. It's kind of the whole reason we have a system of check and balances (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Separation_of_powers) built into our system of government.

    And THAT'S how you structure an argument. Notice how instead of calling Lindsay a moron, I broke down the reasons why she actually IS a moron, and showed them to her?

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  41. Lindsay Corson I've been saying for a long time that it should be a mandated civic duty – like jury duty or something – that all able bodied people should have to participate in policing their own neighborhoods. Not that I like the state mandating anything, but something along those lines anyway.

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  42. Darn Cat Dude….wow man, I'm sorry. That is beyond messed up. I bet you didn't even have a criminal history. A lot of people hating cops now aren't the stereotypical ghetto or anarchist crowd. A lot of them are actually fairly law abiding citizens with clean records.

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  43. Some of that psychotic training comes from IDF. You can look it up. Call me anti semitic all you want, but there's been some cross training with Israel's military. They have had a say in the training that leads to them looking at everyone like a terrorist. Love, a veteran (who was intel). And yes, a lot of vets don't like this. Ya know why? They left a military occupation just to find the same thing going on at home. I honestly wonder if the Terrorists are as powerful as they say they are (Oh I'm sure they're as BAD as they say they are, but as powerful? Hey, the terrorists only get to kill us on our soil when the government knows about it ahead of time and lets them). Terrorists couldn't dream of killing us as well as we kill ourselves. The cops are more dangerous right now than the terrorists=mainly cuz they see all of us as "crimi terrorists"

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  44. If you choose as a profession to be a cop, you probably already have the mentality of someone who shouldn't be a cop.

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  45. About 15 years ago, somebody prophesied that while America was getting distracted by one mideast war after another, the UN would quietly invade us THROUGH our police force. Wonder why the police is so BIG, Mean, and militarized all of the sudden? I mean we always had a problem with the occasional bad cop, and like you said most cops at a time were good. HOWEVER, there is no denying a HUGE surgence of police brutality has hit our country in the past few years. I noticed the difference when I came back from military service. A vast majority of the people getting beaten by cops aren't ghetto or anarchist types. A lot of them are honorable citizens with clean history records.
    I'm not gonna deny you know a lot of good cops. But I wish you would stop denying that all those conspiracy theories about America becoming a police state are coming true, one way or another. Forget all that smack about Illuminati or Lizards, you know that's not what I'm talking about. It's happening. Don't deny it.
    The UN had a plan for a loooooooong time to invade America THROUGH our police force. As in they sent like 300000 members or so (don't know the exact number) to be police officers and conquer our nation. They rubbed off on the cops. The grounds of the once respectable police force were carefully fertilized and tilled by the totalitarian tip toe: The War on Drugs, the War on Terror, semi legitimate means to combat a semi legitimate threat. SWAT was reasonable=back then. But now with a slow culture of it's "we vs them" and the horribly BAD idea of giving police the military mentality (and with Army surplus supplies to boot, WHILE we're at war, WHEN violent crime has gone down dramatically over the past few decades) and both the left and the right throwing money at the police for various reasons, the fertile soils of the militant police force was perfect for the seeds of invasion=the influx of police officers is the influx of UN soldiers, being cross trained by miltary including Israeli military (who as we know are less than chivalrous or fair). It was all a part of the plan, the US Government, Israel, and the UN all act like they hate each other's guts when really they will work together covertly for this cause. America becomes a police state, then the last world superpower is powerless to stop the take over.

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  46. Forrest Carlton Lackey –
    eventually, you will realize that Israel has nothing to do with the Jews-
    we are from Ethiopia. 'modern-day' Israel was started in the 1800's by the Zionists-
    who WERE NOT JEWISH.
    The reason it was founded was to have a western presence to get the oil,
    and us Hebrews got bamboozeled into signing up as front line cannon-fodder,
    by the same nazis who tried to kill us all (and are still running most of the world)

    Therefore, its simply not anti-semetic to say Israel sucks-
    its actually the most pro-Jewish statement you could make.
    The average person is just not intelligent enough to understand the reality of this World.

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  47. If the police assault someone they will then arrest them for assault. Happened to a friend of mine recently. His mistake, he went up and talked to the police to let them know he had witnessed a hit and run that had just occurred. He got assaulted, tased and detained for his action along with criminal charges.

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  48. PS mainstream media is on the cop's side. Former foes are working together for a common evil goal. It's time the good people of the world did the same.
    Love, a veteran (who's intel).
    PS not a liberal or anarchist. No criminal record. No disciplinary problems in military.

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  49. Jack Messinger Here is one for you. His name is Steve Anderson, he is the Police Chief of the Nashville PD. There was no looting nor violence associated with the protests in Nashville as a result of the Darren Wilson Grand Jury decision. What was the Nashville police response to the protests? They provided an escort, and even hot chocolate and coffee. http://benswann.com/nashville-police-chief-refuses-to-crack-down-on-ferguson-protesters-no-violence-or-property-damage-ensues/
    He has a history of being a good cop too.
    Protecting people's rights from an overstepping government.
    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/10/17/nashville-police-chief-drops-bombshell-allegation-about-secret-service-in-letter-to-house-oversight-committee/
    Standing up for the rule of law against the good ole boy system.
    http://www.wkrn.com/story/25805835/metro-police-chief-sends-scathing-letter-to-judge-in-domestic-assault-case
    For cops out there here is a good example for you to follow, stop going along with the evil and corruption and make a stand against it. If you are not then you are a bad cop as well for letting bad cops get away with crimes and violating the constitution.

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  50. Matt Grove, I love it!! Thank you for responding rationally. All I was trying to say to you was that if you don't have a better idea, it can make criticizing someone else's idea difficult. You seemed like you had more to say, and I wanted to hear it. Steve Anderson sounds alright, and the exact reason I don't subscribe to binary think that results in ideas like "ACAB". Thanks again, Matt!

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  51. Darn Cat Wow. Best response ever. And I already knew that most of the Israelis are European converts, not blood Jews. The black african Jews, Palestinians, and Sephardics are more related than the Ashkenazics.
    Hopefully I come off a little more intelligent than the average person. That picture of me on the right is me with my buddy on the left. I was an intel analyst in the army. No I didn't see any combat or learn about area 51. Most of the Zio Nazi bashing I learned after I left the military…but I will say this, that the top Intel people do NOT trust Israel.
    And I'm sorry if my Israel bashing comes off as or unintentionally descends into some actual prejudice. Most of my anger is at the Israeli government, the socio political movement of Zionism, and elite Jewry. Anything else? Well, the Illuminait, if they exist (probably do, just now how we envision them)…and the Rabbis spouting shit about "gentiles live to serve Israel…" Yeah those are some ungrateful bastards. Hypocrites. But for you I'm sorry if it came off like I hated you for being Jewish. I am more cautious of Jews in general these days, but I do occasionaly remind myself that the average Jew is just as much the victim of Zionism as everyone else. The ashkenazic golden children are being used, and will be used as a sacrificial lamb like the rest of us…just last.

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  52. Darn Cat There's a reason we call them pigs, and it isn't that most people don't realise actual pigs are not unpleasant animals.

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  53. What scares me more than the bully cops are that citizens actually condone them being that way.

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  54. Former military have no business in LE. Firefighters, EMT's… yes, but NO GUNS.

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  55. What are you, some kind of Copsucker?

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  56. Christopher Perrera, I grew up in Oakland, Ca. with a healthy disrespect for the cops. But there are good cops out there, and acting like there isn't makes it easier for the bad ones to justify beating you half to death for eyeballing them. Also, thinking anything is all one thing, or all one way is always going to be wrong. It's called binary thinking (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Binary%20Thinking).

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  57. Jason-name calling is the final salvo of a lost argument. Try reading the story before you comment next time. Then you might understand (according to the FBI) more "jevoes" are necessary to drive a car then to be a cop.

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  58. And exactly how is it that the FBI is twisting facts here? It is not so nice to see how the ignorant majority in this country think.

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  59. Jack-read it again. One of his main points is the absence of statistics to site when it comes to cop killings, while an abundance of information exists about cops getting killed.

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  60. Steve Cairns, come up with a better argument than "You obviously don't understand that as well as I do, but I'm willing to give you the benefit of the doubt that if you read it a second time you'll figure it out.", or I'm not going to take you seriously. Why does everyone that disagrees with people like you have to disagree with you because of a basic misunderstanding of the facts? Why can't you wrap your mind around the idea that people are all different, and will come to different conclusions about what they think is best?

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  61. That's the whole thing Steve you see it one way I see it another and I guess the country is split up the same way

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  62. There is very little or no difference between criminals and the thugs..they have the same mindset!!What saves the thugs is their badge..a corrupt FOP and the justice factory that thrives mostly on money that has to come from the poor..the needy and the minorities so they use the thugs to get as many in as they can..any which way!!Since the thugs lost sight of humanity overall..therefore sociopaths…they will abuse/harass/murder/steal/rape and lots more….and are rewarded with paid vacations and any other fringe benefits!People became too educated..to informed and that is not something politicians wanted!!.Since they are puppets on strings pulled by rich twits who firmly believe it is easier to screw people over when dumb and stupid!!The thugs have no idea what policing is…or stick to the laws and they don't care..as long they get "covered" by their bosses and their bosses etc….and as long they have dimwits who still believe they are "doing a job" for them..paid by them…they will keep on doing what they do best…"serve and protect themselves and their masters"..eff the phleps and if those phleps are not lilly-white or mentally ill..or kids..or elderly..or vets..even pets..they will keep on murdering/abusing/harassing/raping/stealing and lying…teste-lying..they make Walter Mitty look like a saint and ISIS a kindergarten club and Ebola just a cold!!

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  63. Chuck McCoy to a regular run of the mill person that all isnt hard. iv never been arrested. or so many of my friends. but our education is way higher than that. thats my point…

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  64. Chuck McCoy men in the army are way more physically fit than police officers. i doubt theyre held to the same tests or standards. my brother fought over seas. and his body under went a transformation while in the service. iv never seen a cop around here build like that, or even used intelligent speech.. always underclassmen, maybe its a Maine thing. but police around here. idk doesnt seem like those are the 1st jobs picked, they dont pay very much…

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  65. Forrest Carlton Lackey
    I certainly wouldn't, since I totally agree with your statement. The IDF is definitely at fault for turning ordinary cops into rampaging lunatics; and the USG is just as guilty for condoning and encouraging such insanity. The responsibility of every police officer is to protect the citizenry from violent criminals, period; and, their training must be provided by the academies they had attended in order to be a police officer. No foreign power, including Israel, should be training our state and local police forces; that training is the purview of the state and local police academies. For years that was the way police forces were trained, and it worked out perfectly. Keep the IDF in Israel and our police forces here at home.

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  66. Guys you have a big problem in America , it's like in comunist block where the police it will protect the politicians and the sistem

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  67. more likely like 3/4ths cops are pieces of shit liars. we'd be better off without them.

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  68. a 12 year old with a gun can kill anyone and this happens more than we'd like to admit. It's a sad story but anyone points a gun at me I'm going to choose my life. There was no way for cop to know it was fake

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  69. Darn Cat messed up! you know if you need to make some money, set a few cameras up and put on a beanie on and go up and ask a cop for directions, he will be so enraged that he will escalate and smash you up pretty hard.

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  70. Jason… You should have been swallowed.

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  71. Cops always add charges even when they know some wont be accepted by the states attorney. I think officers should not be allowed to make contact with the public unless a crime has occurred.

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  72. The FBI needs to start investigating ever death by police or atleast track everyone to assure accontability

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  73. Nikki Johnson-Russell It appears to me to be an insanity of some type. They have bought into a system of corruption that is designed to enslave them and everyone else, they can even be told that they are slaves but they will still defend it because of whatever reasons they come up with, probably mostly a fear of change.
    At the moment the best description of it comes from when Morpheus was explaining the Matrix to NEO.
    "The Matrix is a system, Neo. That system is our enemy. But when you're inside, you look around, what do you see? Businessmen, teachers, lawyers, carpenters. The very minds of the people we are trying to save. But until we do, these people are still a part of that system and that makes them our enemy. You have to understand, most of these people are not ready to be unplugged. And many of them are so inured, so hopelessly dependent on the system, that they will fight to protect it. " -Morpheus, The Matrix

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  74. Christopher Perrera lol told I "spit vitriol" about cops and a "copsucker" in the same thread. So which is it do I hate them or love them. Maybe it is that I care for the people while knowing that the system they are in is overrun with lies and corruption. The two sides are not pro and anti cop, it is pro truth and liberty or pro lies and corruption. I stand for truth and liberty. I will have truth and liberty for myself and my fellow humans or bust.

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  75. Darn Cat wow, i wish I could doubt you, but I had a retired RCMP officer as a roommate for a bit, and after the storys he told me what he had done, I would not doubt your story.

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  76. You're actually exponentially more likely to be killed by police than a so called terrorist in the USA.

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  77. Jack Messinger nah i dont feel like a moron, we are talking about cops. not me.. im not a cop. i dont care about internal affairs, obviously its not working.

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  78. 1 fact that I have found is that only the county sheriffs department in all 50 states is governed by the constitution so basically the state an city cops should be void in my opinion….

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  79. If the Good Cops say they won't turn in the Bad Cops because they fear for their own safety: that the Bad Cops must sometimes be relied upon for "back up" in the field, does that not make all cops Cowards by definition? The Bad Cop is a coward for relying on his office for "cover" to continue his criminal behavior, and the Good Cop is a Coward for not having the character to stand up for what he KNOWS in his heart to be proper. Police: cowards by definition.

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  80. I see it as there are some who know the truth, some who deny the truth, some who seek the truth and some who will even question if there is a truth to be had. There are also some who wouldn't know the truth if it hit them squarely on the head. The truth is out there……regardless of what anyone thinks.

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  81. IF YOU ARE A POLICE OFFICER, WOULD YOU FIRE ON AMERICAN CITIZENS TO GET A EXTENDED PAID VACATION?(POSSIBLY FOR YEARS.)
    (like if you would)

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  82. Chaos* and juevos*. Just saying, if you're going to insult people and refer to them as "dumb" maybe check your spelling before you make yourself look, well, "dumb."

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  83. Scott Chamberlain that is a long uphill battle. the corruption runs deep. but i totally agree with your statement.

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  84. the whole system is a money making racket. if you have ever had to go to jail for some misdemeanor, and then found out when you went to court you were facing 3 felonies that they tacked on. maybe you will start to understand that it is all rigged. if you have ever been to the courthouse on a friday…. you know exactly what i mean. they line them up like cattle. and run them through, sometimes a dozen at a time. while the judge and lawyers and the DA all convene for 5 minutes while you wait with the other lucky bastards….. and you realize that the lawyer just made 25k in one afternoon. and paved the road to have all the felonies dropped. considering they were bogus anyway…….. point being. its a racket. we are slaves. nothing but cattle to be harvested when our time comes.

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  85. Jason O'Dell have you ever been arrested? I'm a college graduate.. So is my father.. An I the nephew of not one but 3 former sheriffs an 1 city officer that you obviously have no life sir.. My family quit law enforcement due to the corruption of our police… Believe me when I tell you that for a fact I have heard stories from them that will make your skin fucking crawl at the twisted sick shit that police do that go unreported I honestly will say that I'm terrified of the police because there are very few legit officers because all that badge does is give them the ability to do what ever when ever with little to absolutely no consequence at all until you have family on both sides of the law how about shutting the fuck up an speak what the fuck you know not assume because assuming only makes an ass out of you an belittles your self due to the lack of sufficient knowledge that obviously you acquired from bullshit magazines or what ever the fuck you retrieve your information as for mason brown he is 1000% right that you sir are not just a idiot but a fucking retard that obviously needs to have a gun banished in your face as I have just for running to my back window to crawl through so I may retrieve my house key inside an THE officer being my neighbor knowing that it was indeed my residence proceeded to banish his weapon in my face an threats to enforce the charges of breaking an entering of my OWN fucking house so as I stated before get information about both sides before basing a retarded opinion such as the one you so unwittingly posted above…

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  86. If you didn't know that you were owned by your government, you don't really use your brain. Trace everything you've ever owned back to it's origins, even the materials you used to make something came from somewhere else. Everyone is owned.

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  87. Woah.
    That is awful.
    I'm so sorry that you had to go through thats. That's quite frightening.

    Can you sue them for the bodily harm and excessive force that they used against you?

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  88. At some point we need politicians that will stand with the communities and agree that some kind of law needs to be put in place. .that charge police officers for crimes against innocent civilians

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  89. Ike Murphy I think it was author Douglas Adams who said "Those who have a desire to rule over others, are almost always by default unfit to rule over others"

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  90. who on earth would ever willing hurt anyone for money?!?! id rather kill myself than live with that.. thats horrible.. bodily harm and money should never add up in the same sentence..

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  91. "First, that police are schizophrenic in their belief that they are in danger (this fear is proven in the recent Ferguson protests and presence of the National Guard)"- I'm assuming the author means paranoid. Explain to me how their concerns are not justified when Eric Frein killed a Pennsylvania State Trooper, and wounded another in an ambush. Or the fact that thousands of protesters burned their city down, while throwing bricks at law enforcement. If you want to volunteer for those jobs without the proper tools and a mindset that says I should lay down and die instead of go home to my family, ylgood luck to you. Otherwise, continue to hide behind the computer screen.

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  92. We the people are trying to do all of this in Ferguson mo right now

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  93. Lindsay Corson
    Unfortunately that is the case whenever a police officer is involved in a shooting of a person resulting in injury or death in America. Even if the officer fired his weapon an missed.They are put on paid administrative leave .
    And if it is a dirty case . .those officers are and will receive that $ check up until the case is settled justified, or resigns ,or by chance found guilty .
    What it boils down to .Is an incentive for cops to fire their weapons an kill.Even more so unjustly . And that is why people in this country are being taken .
    And trust this if one cop shoots everyone of those police officers is going to discharge their weapon.
    Can the American citizens ever change this ? Hell NO.
    But yet BRITISH POLICE OFFICERS . DONT CARRY GUNS.
    That just goes to show how out of control the system here is
    .

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  94. Body cameras mounted in their badges, No off button and on 24/7 while on duty and down loaded to a public
    forum at the end of each shift.
    Piss tests for Steroids and mandatory mental evaluations.
    If involved in a crime against a civilian, expelled from ANY employment in Law enforcement in the United States.
    Simple fix.

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  95. The answer to that is elected sheriffs/chiefs of police and locally hired/deputized officers. When you're from a place, you put more effort into resolving problems than if you're a foreigner earning a paycheck. Being an armed officer also needs to be a promoted position rather than an immediate hire- allow deadly force only to those who have proven they don't need it to rely upon. It's not a complete solution, but it'll be a good start.

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  96. Eric Frein had the answer.

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  97. No shit sherlock. But its not like we can just fire them all, what we need in accountability and a volunteer police system (eg neighborhood watch and such). Just militarization of the pd is going to be the downfall here. How are we supposed to fight with no weapons vs tanks? Yeah most of us have guns but they also have armor and helmets that arent in high demand for civvies.

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  98. Yep. That is true. But hard for the Americans to see things from the perpective that we, those born and raised in the communism see these facts.
    It will take them maybe another 100 years or more to learn and understand.

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  99. It's not half of a percent it's 5 one hundreds of a percent–i.e. the ratio of 27 to 49,851 is 0.0005!

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  100. Where is the logic in asking the Fed to investigate its subsidiary interests?
    Why not ask a cage full of molesters to incriminate one of their own.
    Lame.

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  101. There's an ad for looking up people's arrest records right next to this article…. If the American education system hadn't been destroyed, we would have taught our children how and why police states rise to power. Instead, they don't even know where babies come from, much less tyrants. Anti-intellectualism is like smoking cigarettes – sooner or later, it will kill you.

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  102. Josh Terry – Then we need to go discuss this with the cops boss – The DA. A strong DA's office will punish false arrests and police brutality. Not kiss the PBA's butt. We elect DAs to keep police under control. Hold elected officials accountable. If you elect your sheriff, demand obedience. No free rides. Work for the government you want.

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  103. Sabrina's Kunekunes – what do you think the Fed's role is? Hint: keep the States from turning into little dictatorships. Protect constitutional rights. Provide infrastructure and systems to promote the general welfare. You think like a slave.

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  104. Zephyr Kogarashi who are we supposed to fight? and why? Police? Violence is the last resort of the incompetent. If Americans were taught history, they would know that palace coups of this type are frequent in world history. And how ignorance allows new police states to flourish. There are a thousand ways of defeating an armed force without direct battle. Try reading Mao. He was a genius at asymmetric fighting. The fall of the British Raj. Going straight to a shooting war is for suckers.

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  105. Robyn Blanpied , the problem with that theory is that there's no one to punish a DA. It's just an endless cycle of the same behavior from the elected replacements. Limiting ourselves to putting faith in a failed electoral system is exactly what police want us to do; while conversely, police greatly fear dealing with a public that's able to face them with equal force. Voters can be pushed around, because all they can do is vote; but a resistance has to be taken seriously.

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  106. Its a stupid comment unless you have something to support your claim. You don't even say which side the bias happens to be. You're mindless.

    Jackbooted thugs have promoted a campaign that they are under attack. Its a bold faced lie and complete propaganda when faced with the statistics especially since the pigs do include dying in a car accident as one of their "deaths". Most of those are against departmental policy to promote high speed car chases. Who doesn't know this?

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  107. I like it and it will never happen. Police state is expanding and will continue to expand. The more people employed by the police state means more relatives supporting of summary executions by the police. Supreme Court just over ruled a lower court promoting summary executions.

    The reason it won't happen is because we aren't represented. And the people that really rule, want absolute control. They want a complacent, obedient population that doesn't make waves, doesn't complain.

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-11-10/supreme-court-justice-slams-cops-shoot-first-think-later-mentality

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  108. Before copsuckers comment, you should make a disclaimer that you have no family members in law enforcement. Of course that doesn't mean you aren't lying which is what the police are trained to do after every one they kill. With a bias that you are displaying, I think there is an 80% chance that you are related to law enforcement.

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  109. 1. This post is over a year old. Find new articles.
    2. Before morons throw out the word "copsuckers" they should have a disclaimer that says they have no arrest record. 3. I do have association with law enforcement. Your post rebuked nothing I said. Just simply pointed out that since I hold that opinion, I must have family in law enforcement. The reality is that since I took the time to read the article and comment on it, one can deduce that I have piqued interest in the subject. Congratulations, your post was through and through useless.

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