According to The Root, “Police officers killed 1,129 people in 2017.
More people died from police violence in 2017 than the total number of U.S. soldiers killed in action around the globe (21). More people died at the hands of police in 2017 than the number of black people who were lynched in the worst year of Jim Crow (161 in 1892). Cops killed more Americans in 2017 than terrorists did (four). They killed more citizens than airplanes (13 deaths worldwide), mass shooters (428 deaths) and Chicago’s “top gang thugs” (675 Chicago homicides).
Yet only 12 officers were charged with a crime related to a shooting death.” https://www.theroot.com/heres-how-many-people-police-killed-in-2017-1821706614
This must stop. On April 27th, we are asking you to email your mayor, your city council representatives, your state representatives, anyone and everyone, to let them know that you want lethal weapons removed from the law enforcement arsenal. As Colin Kaepernick stated, these killings are “lawful lynchings”. No more.
The Facebook event page can be found at https://www.facebook.com/events/1719229311490828/ Please invite your friends to join the campaign. Kindly post your progress in the comments section of the event.