Of course all homicide is bad and homicide rates in the USA are crazy compared to civilized countries, but addressing the total level of homicides and make a real dent in it would require more restrictive gun laws, and that’s a no go in American politics,The Brown Wizard wrote: ↑Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:03 pmSo there isnt an issue?5thhorseman wrote: ↑Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:53 amMost murders of white people (> 80%) are by other white people.
https://ucr.fbi.gov/crime-in-the-u.s/20 ... able-6.xls
Maybe white people should focus on this serious issue instead of telling black people what they should be protesting.
Meanwhile, there is another problem (possibly also in part related to lax gun control) in the USA, namely that their police force is killing a lot more people than the police does in other comparable countries.
US police officers kill roughly 1000 people/year (1099 in 2019) while Canadian police kill somewhere between twenty and two dozen. Now, in all fairness, the US population is ten times the size of the Canadian, so for comparisson we should multiply the Canadian figure by ten, but even when we have done that, US police kill between 300 and 400% more people than the mounties. https://www.freshdaily.ca/news/2020/06/ ... ed-states/
Then consider that the numbers are even lower in Western Europe, Japan and Australia.
In Sweden the police kill roughly one person per year. We’re only 10 million, so multiplied by 35, that’s ... er... 35.
On Iceland the police have killed a grand total of one person ever. And that was after that guy had shot and injured two policemen and refused to lay down his gun. They tried tear gas first, but it didn’t stop him.
This is just one of the aspects in which the US seems more lika a banana republic. The public should have trust in the police.
How can you have that when they kill 20 people every week throughout the year? Any given day, US police officers kill three people. I guess sometimes these killings may be justified, but from the footage we get to see they do seem way too triggerhappy. And there are crazy laws in place in several states that makes it more or less impossible to prosecute them. They literally get away with murder.
Now this is low hanging fruit. Reform the police. Train them like police is trained in Europe or Canada.
Hold them accountable when they break the law.
If you could get their kill rates down to the Canadian level it would save 800 lives per year.
If you can get it down to the Scandinavian, German or British level roughly 1000 lives would be saved. Every year.
It’s low hanging fruit. It should have bern implemented a long time ago.
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