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Killers of Police should get death penalty
« on: May 15, 2019, 10:30:18 PM »

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Re: Killers of Police should get death penalty
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2019, 05:41:15 PM »

Chicago cop Jason Van Dyke sentenced to more than 6 years for murder of Laquan McDonald
Aamer Madhani, USA TODAY Published 6:53 a.m. ET Jan. 18, 2019 | Updated 9:02 p.m. ET Jan. 18, 2019
CHICAGO – Former Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke was sentenced Friday to more than six years in prison in the controversial 2014 shooting death of Laquan McDonald, a black teen whose killing by the white police officer sparked public outrage in the nation’s third-largest city and beyond.

Van Dyke was convicted in October of second degree murder and 16 counts of aggravated battery, one for each shot he fired. He could have been sentenced to up to 96 years in prison.
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Re: Killers of Police should get death penalty
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2019, 05:54:12 PM »
Police shootings: Trials, convictions are rare for officers

By Madison Park, CNN

Updated 4:41 PM ET, Wed October 3, 2018

(CNN)Few police officers ever face trial for shooting deaths, let alone are convicted.

In recent years, fatal shootings of unarmed black men across the United States have sparked outrage and concerns over police use of lethal force. Despite several high-profile cases and increased video evidence, convictions have been rare.

Philando Castile
The 32-year-old Minnesota man was fatally shot during a traffic stop by police officer, Jeronimo Yanez, in July 2016. Castile's girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, live-streamed the aftermath of the confrontation and said Castile was reaching for his identification when he was shot.

Outcome: Jury found Yanez not guilty of second-degree manslaughter in the death of Castile. His family in June 2017 reached a $3 million settlement with the city of St. Anthony, Minnesota. St. Anthony and the city of Roseville settled with Reynolds in November 2017 for $800,000.

Terence Crutcher
The 40-year-old man was shot in September 2016 by Tulsa Police Officer Betty Shelby after Crutcher's SUV was found stalled in the middle of the street. Shelby testified that she opened fire because she feared for her life. Videos of the shooting showed Crutcher walking on the road with his arms in the air before being shot.

Outcome: Jury found Shelby not guilty of felony manslaughter in May 2017.

Freddie Gray
The 25-year-old man was arrested by Baltimore Police after he was found with a knife in his pocket in April 2015. Gray died after suffering a neck injury while in police custody. A Baltimore grand jury indicted six police officers on a range of charges from involuntary manslaughter to reckless endangerment.

Outcome: Three were found not guilty, three officers had their charges dropped. Baltimore officials in September 2015 approved a $6.4 million settlement with Gray's family for all civil claims tied to his death.

Eric Courtney Harris
The 44-year-old man was shot in Tulsa, Oklahoma, by Robert Bates, a volunteer reserve sheriff's deputy for the county sheriff's office in April 2015. Officers were conducting a sting operation to try to catch Harris illegally selling a gun and had pursued, then tackled him when Bates fired his pistol into Harris' back. Bates, 74, said he had meant to use his Taser, not his revolver.

Outcome: Bates was found guilty of second-degree manslaughter. He was sentenced in June 2016 to four years in prison, with credit for time served; he was released in October 2017, court documents show.

Eric Garner
The 43-year-old man died after being tackled to the ground and held in a chokehold by New York City police officers on July 17, 2014, for allegedly selling cigarettes illegally. Garner, who has asthma, said, "I can't breathe," as the incident was captured on cell-phone video and died later that day.

Outcome: Grand jury decided not to indict Officer Daniel Pantaleo. The city settled with Garner's estate for $5.9 million.

Michael Brown
The unarmed 18-year-old was fatally shot after a struggle with a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, on August 9, 2014. Documents show that Officer Darren Wilson fired his gun 12 times.

Outcome: Grand jury decided not to indict Wilson, leading to renewed protests. Brown's family reached a civil settlement with the city in June 2017.

Sandra Bland
The 28-year-old woman was found dead in her cell three days after being arrested in Waller County, Texas, for allegedly failing to use her turn signal in July 2015.

Outcome: Grand jury decided not to indict any of the county jail employees.

Alton Sterling
The 37-year-old Louisiana man was fatally shot after being pinned to the ground by officers outside a Baton Rouge convenience store in July 2016. Police said he was reaching for a gun.

Outcome: No federal civil rights or state charges were filed against the officers.

https://www.cnn.com/2017/05/18/us/police-involved-shooting-cases/index.html
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Re: Killers of Police should get death penalty
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2019, 06:01:41 PM »
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Re: Killers of Police should get death penalty
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2019, 07:19:18 PM »
Overview by year[edit]

According to the FBI, which publishes the data in the Uniform Crime Reports, from 1980–2018, an average of 85 law enforcement officers were feloniously killed per year. Those killed in accidents in the line of duty are not included in that number.[2]

2010[edit]

The Officer Down Memorial Page reports 180 deaths in the line of duty.[3] 161 law enforcement officers were killed in 2010. The average from 1990 to 2010 was 164 per year.[4]

2011[edit]

The Officer Down Memorial Page reports 187 deaths in the line of duty.[5] The FBI reported that in 2011, "69 law enforcement officers from around the nation were killed in the line of duty, while another 53 officers died in accidents while performing their duties."[6] (released November 19, 2012) NBC News reported 165 dead.[7]

2012[edit]

The Officer Down Memorial Page reports 141 deaths in the line of duty.[8] For 2012, the FBI records 49 deaths in the line of duty.[9] The FBI Fund counted 49 federal, state and local officers to have been killed in 2012.

2013[edit]

The Officer Down Memorial Page reports 128 deaths in the line of duty.[10] The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund counted 102 federal, state and local officers to have been killed in 2012.[11] The official count from the FBI is that 27 law enforcement officers were 'feloniously' killed in the line of duty in 2013 (the lowest in a 35-year period 1980-2014), and an additional 49 died in accidents (total: 76).[2][12]

2014[edit]

The Officer Down Memorial Page reports 158 deaths in the line of duty.[13] The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund counted 126 federal, state, local, tribal and territorial officers killed.[14] The preliminary count from the FBI is that 51 law enforcement officers were 'feloniously' killed in the line of duty in 2014, and an additional 44 died in accidents (total: 95).[12]

2015[edit]

The Officer Down Memorial Page reports 164 deaths in the line of duty.[15] The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund counted 124 federal, state, local, tribal and territorial officers killed. 42 officers were shot and killed and 52 officers were killed in traffic-related incidents.[16]

2016[edit]

The Officer Down Memorial Page reports 171 deaths in the line of duty.[17] The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund counted 135 federal, state, local, tribal and territorial officers killed. 64 officers were shot and killed and 21 were ambushed.[18]

2017[edit]

The Officer Down Memorial Page reports 152 deaths in the line of duty.[19] The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund counted 128 federal, state, local, tribal and territorial officers killed. Fatalities decreased more than 10 percent with traffic-related fatalities the leading cause this year.[20] Firearms-related fatalities were the second-leading cause of officer deaths, with 44 officers shot and killed in 2017. This represents a 33 percent decrease from the 66 officers killed in firearm-related incidents during 2016.[21]

2018[edit]

The Officer Down Memorial Page reports 150 deaths in the line of duty.[22] The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund counted 144 federal, state, local, tribal and territorial officers killed. Firearms-related fatalities were the leading cause of officer deaths for the year.[23]

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Re: Killers of Police should get death penalty
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2019, 07:19:40 PM »
Overview by year[edit]

According to the FBI, which publishes the data in the Uniform Crime Reports, from 1980–2018, an average of 85 law enforcement officers were feloniously killed per year. Those killed in accidents in the line of duty are not included in that number.[2]

2010[edit]

The Officer Down Memorial Page reports 180 deaths in the line of duty.[3] 161 law enforcement officers were killed in 2010. The average from 1990 to 2010 was 164 per year.[4]

2011[edit]

The Officer Down Memorial Page reports 187 deaths in the line of duty.[5] The FBI reported that in 2011, "69 law enforcement officers from around the nation were killed in the line of duty, while another 53 officers died in accidents while performing their duties."[6] (released November 19, 2012) NBC News reported 165 dead.[7]

2012[edit]

The Officer Down Memorial Page reports 141 deaths in the line of duty.[8] For 2012, the FBI records 49 deaths in the line of duty.[9] The FBI Fund counted 49 federal, state and local officers to have been killed in 2012.

2013[edit]

The Officer Down Memorial Page reports 128 deaths in the line of duty.[10] The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund counted 102 federal, state and local officers to have been killed in 2012.[11] The official count from the FBI is that 27 law enforcement officers were 'feloniously' killed in the line of duty in 2013 (the lowest in a 35-year period 1980-2014), and an additional 49 died in accidents (total: 76).[2][12]

2014[edit]

The Officer Down Memorial Page reports 158 deaths in the line of duty.[13] The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund counted 126 federal, state, local, tribal and territorial officers killed.[14] The preliminary count from the FBI is that 51 law enforcement officers were 'feloniously' killed in the line of duty in 2014, and an additional 44 died in accidents (total: 95).[12]

2015[edit]

The Officer Down Memorial Page reports 164 deaths in the line of duty.[15] The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund counted 124 federal, state, local, tribal and territorial officers killed. 42 officers were shot and killed and 52 officers were killed in traffic-related incidents.[16]

2016[edit]

The Officer Down Memorial Page reports 171 deaths in the line of duty.[17] The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund counted 135 federal, state, local, tribal and territorial officers killed. 64 officers were shot and killed and 21 were ambushed.[18]

2017[edit]

The Officer Down Memorial Page reports 152 deaths in the line of duty.[19] The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund counted 128 federal, state, local, tribal and territorial officers killed. Fatalities decreased more than 10 percent with traffic-related fatalities the leading cause this year.[20] Firearms-related fatalities were the second-leading cause of officer deaths, with 44 officers shot and killed in 2017. This represents a 33 percent decrease from the 66 officers killed in firearm-related incidents during 2016.[21]

2018[edit]

The Officer Down Memorial Page reports 150 deaths in the line of duty.[22] The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund counted 144 federal, state, local, tribal and territorial officers killed. Firearms-related fatalities were the leading cause of officer deaths for the year.[23]

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Re: Killers of Police should get death penalty
« Reply #6 on: Yesterday at 10:29:28 AM »
If you truly cared about our law enforcement officials, you would not tow the party line of opposing background checks and its opposition to a ban on so-called "cop-killer bullets." 

As for the death penalty, I imagine forcing the convict to sit in a cell and listen to you read lame bible quotes would be penalty enough, though it might qualify as "cruel and unusual punishment."
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Re: Killers of Police should get death penalty
« Reply #7 on: Yesterday at 01:40:46 PM »
If you truly cared about our law enforcement officials, you would not tow the party line of opposing background checks and its opposition to a ban on so-called "cop-killer bullets." 

As for the death penalty, I imagine forcing the convict to sit in a cell and listen to you read lame bible quotes would be penalty enough, though it might qualify as "cruel and unusual punishment."

dude.  legal gun owners are not killing cops.   It's criminals and leftists who are getting guns to conduct criminal activity, kill cops and shoot up schools and conservatives.

Having someone quote scripture to you might be  a good thing.

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Re: Killers of Police should get death penalty
« Reply #8 on: Yesterday at 05:37:42 PM »
You would've had these innocent men executed.

Kenneth Adams
Time Served: 18 years


In 1978, Kenneth Adams, along with three other men who are collectively now known as the “Ford Heights Four”, was wrongly convicted of rape and double homicide. Adams was sentenced to 75 years in prison; it took 18 years for DNA testing to exonerate him.

Malcolm Alexander
Time Served: 38 years


Ineffective trial lawyer and flawed eyewitness identification procedure destroyed the lives of Malcolm Alexander and his family for 38 years. He is the Innocence Project's longest-serving exonerated client.
On January 30, 2018 after a reinvestigation by the Jefferson Parish District Attorney’s Office, district court judge dismissed the indictment and ordered the release of Malcolm Alexander who wrongly served nearly 38 years for a rape that DNA evidence proves he didn’t commit. He was arrested for the 1979 crime based on a deeply flawed, unreliable identification procedure. His paid lawyer—who was subsequently disbarred after complaints of neglect and abandonment were filed against him in connection with dozens of other cases—failed in his most basic duties to present a defense. Alexander was subsequently released from the Jefferson Parish jail


George Allen
Time Served: 30 years

George Allen Jr. was exonerated on January 18, 2013, in St. Louis, Missouri, after serving over 30 years in prison for the murder of a young court reporter. Allen was convicted based in part on a false confession, police “tunnel vision” and blood type evidence that was said to include Allen, but actually eliminated him as a possible contributor.

Randolph Arledge
Time Served: 29 years


Randolph “Randy” Arledge was wrongfully convicted of a Corsicana, Texas, rape and murder based almost entirely on informant testimony. He was exonerated through DNA testing on May 3, 2013.


Ralph Armstrong
Time Served: 28 years

Ralph Armstrong served more than 28 years in Wisconsin prisons for murder before a judge overturned his conviction in 2009 based on evidence that a prosecutor had deliberately withheld evidence of his innocence more than a decade earlier.

https://www.innocenceproject.org/cases/ralph-armstrong/
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