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To Protect and Serve: An Infographic on Police Brutality

Court Reporter has partnered with Banned to present some interesting facts regarding police brutality, all of which can be seen below in this week’s infographic.

Rodney King you are not alone.

To Serve and Protect
Via: Court Reporter

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  • pobocks

    Note that most of these numbers are strict number-of-cases with no total population to compare them to. 5000 sworn officers are involved in misconduct – SHOCKING! Oh, wait, how many total officers is this out of?

    I’m not saying that police violence and corruption aren’t problems; I AM saying that this infographic is worthless.

  • 123fakemail

    Wow that was horribly written.

  • Fenisnad

    5000 police “involved”…

    There are around 800,000 law-enforcement offcials in the US.

    0.625% of officers are /involved/ in misconduct cases; that figure doesn’t just include perpetrators but witnessess.

    0.048% of cops are sex offenders according to those stats, as opposed to… 0.24% of Americans. So police are five times /less likely/ to be sex offenders thank the average person. The total is even lower if you realize that a misconduct case does /not/ equal a conviction.

    Overzealous prosecution is a serious problem in this country. However, painting police officers as the bad guy is not right.

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