Monday, June 26, 2017

POLICE SHOOTINGS - Why So Few Convictions

IMHO:  Because juries and investigators are prejudiced to believing 'I was in fear for my life' arguments.  This is especially apparent when the victim is a child or unarmed.

Police need to be trained to NEVER put their hands on their gun when confronting children OR unarmed citizens.  They also need to be taught to use non-lethal force FIRST, guns last.

"Why do so few deadly police shootings end in police convictions?" PBS NewsHour 6/22/2017


SUMMARY:  Why do so few trials of police officers charged in on-duty shootings end in convictions?  Most recently, the officers who shot and killed Philando Castile and Sylville Smith were acquitted by juries who saw video of the fatal encounters.  John Yang discusses issues of race and deadly force with David Klinger of the University of Missouri-St.Louis, and Brittany Packnett co-founder of Campaign Zero.

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