Do We Need Police Reform? (Part #2)

Did you read yesterday’s Part #1?

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Well, I ain’t done yet…in 2022 alone 1,176 people were killed by police, only 128 killings by police took place where the person was allegedly seen with a weapon. In 132 killings by police no offense cops are herding dogswas alleged by police. 104 were killed by police during a welfare or mental healthy check. That is more than 3 civilians killed every day by police. That’s almost 3 unarmed people a day killed by police in the USA in 2022.

And for the record…in 2022 a total of 46 police officers died in the line of duty intentionally. FWIW…that makes the job of a police officer the 18th most dangerous job in America…behind:

17. First-line supervisors of mechanics, installers, and repairers

16. First-line supervisors of landscaping, lawn service, and grounds keeping workers

15. Miscellaneous agricultural workers

14. Construction equipment operators

13. Construction laborers

12. Electrical power-line installers and repairers

11. Golf course grounds maintenance workers

10. Farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers

9. Underground mining machine operators

8. Driver/sales workers and truck drivers

7. Structural iron and steel workers

6. Refuse and recyclable material collectors

5. Aircraft pilots and flight engineers

4. Construction trade helpers

3. Roofers

2. Logging workers

1. Fishing and hunting workers

So next time you hear someone say being a police officer is a dangerous job…well, now you know the facts. Being a garbage collector or a golf course greens keeper are far more a dangerous jobs than being a police officer.

And finally lets add salt to the wound…approximately 825 cops are criminally charged each year, with 50% of those charges being for violent crimes. Oh, and that is only with 15% of all law enforcement agencies reporting those statistics to begin with. So the real numbers are in the thousands!

So let’s go back to the original question…Do We Need Police Reform?

Well, the answer is pretty clear to me!!

Let’s start fixing our criminal justice system at the street level:

  • Get cops on the street solving crimes that have been committed.
  • Stop all cops from traffic citation duty until the percentage of crimes solved hits 90+% of all crimes committed.
  • Get bad cops off the force! Prosecute any bad cop to the fullest extent of the law.
  • Citizen oversight of all law enforcement agencies; elected police chiefs, civilian hiring and promotion boards, etc.
  • Eliminate “professional courtesy” among cops.
  • Stop preferential treatment of cops when they are suspected of a crime.
  • Drastically reduce “qualified immunity” for police.
  • No union involvement in police department operations…period.
  • All cops wear body cams. Failure to turn on a body cam is an immediate termination offense.
  • 100% of body cam footage is made public within 24 hours of any police involved incident.

Along with that…give support and respect to good cops who have earned it!!! The good cops need our support and respect and help…give it to them!

Now, we have to face facts…our police officers and agencies in the United States need reform badly. Police are failing and failing miserably. Not only are they failing, they are costing US citizens trillions of dollars each year in their pathetically poor performance. They are costing thousands of lives each year by not solving violent crimes and getting those criminals in jail. The police themselves are committing crimes against citizens and killing citizens each year at a staggering rate.

The facts, evidence, statistics…everything tells us…

We need police reform!


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10 thoughts on “Do We Need Police Reform? (Part #2)

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  6. AH, your Ten Point Plan is a good start. When policing shifted to Enforcement they were done. Most orcs want the citizens to be very afraid of them so that the individual OBEYs/submits to their every whim. It’s a power trip for most orcs/badge monkeys. Crime? You want them to do something about crime? They, the orc, are only report takers and or Road Agents that extort money from travelers. I could go on but you get my point. I am not a big fan of orcs or that system that created them.

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