ANDREW M. LOBACZEWSKI
Scientists living under an oppressive regime decide to clinically study the founders and supporters of evil regimes to determine what common factor is at play in the rise and propagation of man's inhumanity to man.
"Reliable estimates of the number of justifiable homicides committed by police officers in the United States do not exist." A study of killings by police from 1999 to 2002 in the Central Florida region found that the national databases included (in Florida) only one-fourth of the number of persons killed by police as reported in the local news media.The Guardian reports today:
An average of 545 people killed by local and state law enforcement officers in the US went uncounted in the country's most authoritative crime statistics every year for almost a decade, according to a report released on Tuesday.As shown below, that means that you're 55 times more likely to be killed by a police officer than a terrorist.
The first-ever attempt by US record-keepers to estimate the number of uncounted "law enforcement homicides" exposed previous official tallies as capturing less than half of the real picture. The new estimate - an average of 928 people killed by police annually over eight recent years, compared to 383 in published FBI data - amounted to a more glaring admission than ever before of the government's failure to track how many people police kill.
The revelation called into particular question the FBI practice of publishing annual totalsof "justifiable homicides by law enforcement" - tallies that are widely cited in the media and elsewhere as the most accurate official count of police homicides.
With such domestic oil production challenges undermining Nigeria's oil export revenues, the fuel subsidy slash has pushed the brunt of the crisis onto the population, escalating the poverty and inequality that is a recruiting sergeant for Islamist terror.And it seems the corrupt Nigerian government has welcomed these developments as well. As usual, it fits into the "games" that people in positions of power play, in order to gain more power. For more info, check out: