How To Avoid Getting Shot By The Police

Blog Post, Police Brutality

How To Avoid Getting Shot By The Police

If you watch the news with any regularity it seems like there are unarmed citizens being shot and killed by the police every other day. It seems as though police officers are being told to shoot first and ask questions later.

Because of this, you need to do all you can from being on the wrong end of a police shooting. While there is no one thing you can do to make you completely safe, there are a few things that will greatly reduce the odds of you becoming just another hashtag on social media.

1 – Don’t Run

This can be a tough one to follow. So many minority citizens have been brought up to fear and not trust the police and the first instinct is to flee from authority. Do you best to remain still and face the officer.

Most police officers believe t...

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Why Police Officers Routinely Get Acquitted

Blog Post, Police Brutality, Violence

Why Police Officers Routinely Get Acquitted

While the mainstream media is paying more attention to police killing of unarmed citizens and outrage has spread across many sectors of society, the vast majority of police officers who shoot citizens rarely get convicted of any crime. And the routinely get acquitted of all charges.

There have been numerous studies as to why this happens, but a simple understanding of a few factors will tell you all you need to know.

There are a few numbers that you need to know up front. According to the FBI, in 2014 there were 461 “justifiable homicides” committed by law enforcement officers. The seems to be about average for any year in America.

In a separate study done by Bowling Green State University, from 2005 to 2014 only 48 officers have been charged...

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