“Did you know that a black man is 18.5 times more likely to shoot a police officer than a police officer is to shoot a black man?”
Did you know that only a dozen officers were charged with murder or manslaughter in 2015 resulting from shootings, up from an average of about five a year from 2005 to 2014?
Did you know that the prosecutions represent only a small fraction of the killings by US police. A Washington Post database last week showed 796 fatal police shootings in 2015, and one maintained by the Guardian recorded 936 deaths from all causes?
Did you know that only 11 of the 47 officers charged from 2005 to 2014 had been convicted?
The meaningful statistic should not be how many black males or LEO’s are killed, but how many of the killers are prosecuted for murder and how many are actually convicted.
I would assume that a majority of those black males that kill a policeman are shot dead at the scene or after a brief chase. The rest are caught , convicted and either sentenced to death or life imprisonment. Murder of a police officer is even a more serious offense than of a civilian. You can be sure that not one person that has ever shot a cop has been put on leave of absence with pay.
If LEO’s were put on trial and convicted for murdering unarmed people of any color, the “Black Lives Matter” movement would not exist.
What we the people demand is justice for all, because all lives matter.