Killed by Cop: The real story
Black Lives Matter is complete and utter nonsense. An organization built on a lie and run by Marxist terrorists. And this article provides empirical evidence to back up my statement. Like intentionally overlooked stats.
Yesterday, Terry Crews faced an utter execution at the hands of Don Lemon for asserting that BLM has gone too far. And the backlash proves Crews is correct. In fact, we’ve got proof. Let’s begin by looking at the number of police encounters each year from 2014 to 2019. Below are highlights from the most recent Bureau of Justice Report:
- The portion of U.S. residents age 16 or older who had contact with the police in the preceding 12 months declined from 26% in 2011 to 21% in 2015, a drop of more than 9 million people (from 62.9 million to 53.5 million).
- The number of persons experiencing police-initiated contact fell by 8 million (down 23%), the number of persons who initiated contact with the police fell by 6 million (down 19%), and the number experiencing contact from traffic accidents did not change significantly.
- Whites (23%) were more likely than blacks (20%) or Hispanics (17%) to have contact with police.
- Police were equally likely to initiate contact with blacks and whites (11% each) but were less likely to initiate contact with Hispanics (9%)
Millions of people including blacks who are engaged by police. But what of the number of DEADLY police encounters each year?
From 2014 to 2019, we found the following:
6,560 people have been killed by police. That is an average of 1,093 per year. The highest total was 2018 where 1,143 people were killed. The low year was 2014 with 1050 deaths. Of these, 915 were “unarmed”, or an average of 152 people per year.
Next, we looked at the number of blacks killed by police in 2014 – 2019
During this period, 1,654 blacks were killed. This is an average of 275 per year. In fact, 2015 saw 305 deaths for a high and 258 was the lowest number in 2018. Of these fatalities, 286 were considered unarmed. That is an average of 47 people per year. The deadliest year was 2015 with 78. Both 2018 and 2019 had the lowest totals of 28 each year.
We then looked at the number of non-blacks, particularly whites killed by police (same years). Here is what we discovered:
Whites accounted for 2,953 police involved deaths. An average of 492 per year. The deadliest year being 2015 with 544, the lowest being 2019 with 406. There were 388 unarmed whites killed in that time frame for an average of 65 per year. Most death occurring in 2015 with 91 deaths, and the low being 48 in 2018.
All other races (non-white or black) accounted for 1,953 deaths (325 per year) of which 241 were unarmed (40 per year).
Conclusion: All other races combined had 4,906 people killed by police, or 817 people per year. Of that total, 629 were considered unarmed or 105 people per year. Blacks killed per year: 275, everyone else: 817.
Unarmed blacks killed per year: 47. Non-blacks: 105.
All of these numbers were accumulated from a searchable data base at: https://mappingpoliceviolence.org/nationaltrends
How many police killed each year by criminals, particularly black criminals, go unnoticed?
Police deaths from 2014-2019 were 945. Of those, 307 were classified as felonious. Officers are also assaulted and average of 49,500 times annually, resulting in 13,659 injuries per year over the last decade. Found here https://nleomf.org/
Blacks committed 99 of the 307 murders of officers from 2014-2019. https://www.fbi.gov/services/cjis/ucr/leoka
Black on black crime, specifically murder for 2014-2019
A 5-year period (2014-2018) of FBI data collected from participating departments around the country showed that on average at least 2,776 blacks are killed by 2,476 black suspects, or 89%. By contrast, whites kill blacks at a rate of 8.3% (2,776 victims with 213 white suspects). Blacks kill 15.4% of white victims with an average of 513 per year of 3,313 white homicides.
The data is gathered from departments that voluntarily report their numbers to the FBI. The data does not include the entire country. However, the numbers are remarkably consistent year over year.
This study from 2002 to 2011 showed an average of 16,128 homicides per year in the United States. Of that, 7,980 deaths per year were black or 49% of all victims. Whites made up 7,729 per year or 47% of all victims. Total black homicide deaths surpassed total white homicide deaths in 9 of the 10 years in this time frame.
Combining the data from both studies shows:
- 7,980 blacks are murdered per year
- 7,102 blacks kill other blacks per year
- 1,190 whites are murdered by blacks per year
- 662 blacks are murdered by whites per year
Randy Moss’ tie of Victims
Randy Moss prompted me to look into the “unarmed blacks killed by cops” narrative. So I compiled the list based on his tie.
Trayvon Martin – Feb 26, 2012
A 17-year-old unarmed black boy who was shot and killed by George Zimmerman, a 28-year-old mixed race Hispanic man who followed Martin around his neighborhood and called the police, reporting Martin as suspicious. Zimmerman was charged but acquitted under Florida’s Stand Your Ground Law.
This death is not by the police, but instead a community watch person.
Michael Brown – Aug 9, 2014
Unarmed Michael Brown, 18, was shot and killed by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson.
In November, a grand jury declined to charge Wilson in the fatal shooting. Brown’s death and the lack of charges against Wilson sparked protests, some of them violent, in Ferguson and across the nation.
On March 4, the Department of Justice announced that it too would not charge Wilson for the shooting after an exhaustive investigation.
Video of shoplifting incident moments before police encounter
Darren Wilson’s interview part 1, part 2, final part
Dorian Johnson’s interview, what started “hands up, don’t shoot”
Witness on the scene backs up Wilson in overheard cell phone audio.
YouTube has removed the video.
Officer: Not charged
Award: $1.5 million
Tamir Rice – Nov 22, 2014
Tamir Rice, 12, was shot and killed by Cleveland police after officers mistook his toy gun for a real weapon.
The two police officers involved, Timothy Loehmann and Frank Garmback, have not been charged.
Rice’s family has filed wrongful death lawsuit against the officers and the city of Cleveland.
Officer: No charges were filed
Award: $6 million
Akai Gurley – Nov 20, 2014
Akai Gurley, 28, was shot and killed by a police officer while walking in a dimly lit New York City public housing stairwell with his girlfriend. Gurley, who was unarmed, was pronounced dead at a hospital. New York Police Department Commissioner Bill Bratton called the shooting an “accidental discharge.”
Officer: CHARGED and convicted of negligent homicide
Rookie Peter Liang, was charged with second-degree manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, and two counts of official misconduct.
Award: $4.1 million
Eric Garner – Jul 17, 2014
Eric Garner, 43, was killed after he was put in an illegal chokehold for 15 seconds by a white police officer — allegedly for selling loose cigarettes. Garner said “I can’t breathe” 11 times as he was held down by several officers on a sidewalk.
Garner’s death sparked peaceful protests across the nation, with demonstrators adopting the phrase “I Can’t Breathe” as a symbol and slogan of protest.
Officer – Not charged
The officer who put Garner in the chokehold, Daniel Pantaleo, was not charged.
Award: $5.9 million
Freddie Gray – April 19, 2015
Freddie Gray, 25, died of a spinal cord injury a week after he was arrested by Baltimore police.
It’s still unclear how Gray sustained the injury. Officials say he was stopped after fleeing “unprovoked upon noticing police presence” and arrested for allegedly possessing a switchblade.
He was put in a police van, which is where police say he suffered a medical emergency. The officers involved in his arrest were placed on leave, and on Friday, the state’s attorney announced that they had been criminally charged in connection with Gray’s homicide.
Gray has a criminal record for drugs and minor crimes and had spent time in jail.
Officers: tried and not convicted
William Porter: miss-trial and then all charges dropped
Caesar Goodson Jr.: Found not guilty on all charges
Edward Nero: Found not guilty on all charges
Grant Miller: All charges dropped
Brian Rice: Found not guilty
Alicia White: All charges dropped
Award: $6.4 million
Walter Scott – April 4, 2015
Walter Scott, 50, was shot by a police officer while running away from a traffic stop for a broken taillight. Officer Michael Slager claimed Scott had taken his stun gun. Scott was a US Coast Guard veteran who had been jailed 3 times for child support.
Officer: Fired and charged with murder
Slager was subsequently fired and charged with murder after a video surfaced showing Scott running away, his back to the officer, as Slager fired his gun. He was sentenced to 20 years after pleading guilty to civil rights charges.
Award: $6.5 million
Brendon Glenn – May 5, 2015
Brendon Glenn, 29, was shot by (black) Officer Clifford Proctor, who has since resigned from the department. Proctor said he shot Glenn because he was going for his partner’s gun during a struggle just off the Venice boardwalk.
Record: None that I could find
Officer: Not charged – Quit the force
Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey Thursday declined to file criminal charges against a former LAPD officer who fatally shot a homeless man in Venice in 2015 — despite a recommendation from Chief Charlie Beck that she do so.
Award: $4 million
Sandra Bland* – Jul 13, 2015
Sandra Bland was a 28-year-old black woman who was found hanged in a jail cell in Waller County, Texas, on July 13, 2015, three days after being arrested during a pretextual traffic stop. Her death was ruled a suicide.
Officer(s): Not charged
Record: Sandra Bland had numerous encounters with police in two states
Award: $1.9 million
Greg Gunn*- Feb 25, 2016
The Shooting of Greg Gunn occurred on the morning of February 25, 2016 in Montgomery, Alabama. Gunn, a 58-year-old African-American man, was shot and killed near his home by Aaron Cody Smith, a white police officer. Smith was charged with murder following the incident and was sentenced to 14 years in prison for manslaughter in January 2020.
Article about the circumstances and background on Mr. Gunn
Officer: Charged with murder and sentenced to 14 years
Award: Settlement; terms not released
Akiel Denkins* – Feb 29, 2016
Wake County District Attorney Lorrin Freeman has concluded that Raleigh Police Senior Officer D.C. Twiddy shot Akiel Denkins in self-defense and will not face any charges.
In a release issued on Wednesday, the DA’s office concluded that Officer Twiddy shot 24-year-old Denkins on Feb. 29 “as a matter of last resort and only because he reasonably believed his own life was in danger.”
The release went on to say that Denkins was armed and grabbed Officer Twiddy’s gun during a struggle.
Records show he had been arrested 16 times on 26 charges since 2011.
The charges include assaults on females, resisting officers, carrying a concealed gun, and possession with intent to sell and distribute cocaine.
Award: None reported at this time
Link to story.
Alton Sterling – July 5, 2016
Sterling, 37, was shot to death on July 5, 2016, as the officers pinned him to the pavement outside a convenience store where he had been selling CDs. The killing was captured on cellphone video and circulated widely online, sparking demonstrations across the city. U.S. Attorney Corey Amundson said Sterling was armed during the confrontation and the investigation didn’t find enough evidence to pursue charges. State authorities are investigating.
Records show that Sterling was a registered sex offender with a lengthy criminal record that included convictions for weapons offenses, confrontations with police officers, property crimes, and domestic violence and other batteries.
Officer(s): Not charged
Federal prosecutors announced in May they would not seek charges against two white police officers who were involved in a deadly encounter with Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Lo., last summer.
Paul O’Neal* – Jul 28, 2016
O’Neal was shot in the back several times after leading police on a chase in a stolen vehicle through the South Shore neighborhood. Footage from police body and dashboard video cameras later showed officers slapping and shaking each other’s hands following the shooting.
“The review of the evidence indicated that two of the officers were placed in reasonable fear of death or great bodily harm when O’Neal drove a car towards them, and the third shooting officer reasonably believed that O’Neal had fired at the police, although in fact those shots were fired by fellow officers,” the office’s statement said. “Because the evidence at any trial would have established that each of the shooting officers had a reasonable belief in the justified use of deadly force, there was no basis to support a criminal charge against those officers.”
Officers: Originally exonerated, but later both were fired.
Note: Interestingly, 4 people on Randy Moss’ tie didn’t make the list in many other publications that came out subsequent. Those who we had to research further are as follows:
Not on the tie:
Dontre Hamilton – Apr 30, 2014
Dontre Hamilton, 31, was fatally shot 14 times by a police officer in a Milwaukee park. The officer was responding to a call from employees at a nearby Starbucks alleging that Hamilton, who had been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia, was disturbing the peace.
The officers who arrived first determined that Hamilton wasn’t doing anything illegal. Officer Christopher Manney showed up later and, after trying to pat Hamilton down, engaged in a struggle with him that led to the shooting. Manney was not charged.
Award: $2.3 million
John Crawford III – Aug 5, 2014
John Crawford, 22, was shot and killed by a police officer at a Walmart in Beavercreek, Ohio. There did not appear to be a confrontation with the police, and Crawford was unarmed — he had been holding a toy BB gun.
Crawford picked up an un-packaged BB/pellet air rifle inside the store’s sporting goods section and continued shopping in the store. Another customer, Ronald Ritchie, called 911 claiming that Crawford had been pointing the gun at fellow customers.
Security camera footage showed that Crawford was talking on his cellphone and holding the BB gun as he shopped, but at no point did he aim the BB gun at anyone. After the security camera footage was released, Ritchie recanted his statement that led to the fatal shooting and stated, “At no point did he shoulder the rifle and point it at somebody”, while maintaining that Crawford was “waving it around”.
Officers: Not charged
The officers involved in the shooting, Sean Williams and David Darkow, were not charged.
Following the shooting, a grand jury decided not to indict any of the officers involved on charges of either murder, reckless homicide, or negligent homicide. The Justice Department conducted its own investigation. Sean Williams, the officer who shot Crawford, was removed from normal duties until the DoJ investigation was complete. The Justice Department declined to issue charges against the officer.
Lawsuits for negligence and wrongful death were filed against both Walmart and Beavercreek. On May 13, 2020, the city of Beavercreek announced it would pay $1.7 million to settle wrongful death claims by the Crawford estate and family.
Ezell Ford – Aug 11, 2014
Ezell Ford, a 25-year-old mentally ill man, was shot three times, including once in the back, by a white police officer. He was unarmed.
Officer: Not charged
The investigation is still ongoing, but it has been placed on an “investigative hold”. So far, no charges have been filed against Sharlton Wampler and Antonio Villegas, the two officers involved.
Award: $1.5 million (article linked)
Dante Parker – Aug 12, 2014
Dante Parker, a 36-year-old father of five, died in police custody after being repeatedly stunned by a Taser in San Bernardino County. Article about the incident and more on Parker here.
The local investigation is still ongoing, but the NAACP has called for the federal government to take over, according to the San Bernadino Sun.
Tanisha Anderson – Nov 13, 2014
Tanisha Anderson, 37, died after officers in Cleveland allegedly slammed her head on the pavement while taking her into custody.
Anderson’s family said she had bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.
The investigation into the case remains ongoing.
Officers: no charges have been filed against the officers involved.
Award: $2.25 million
Rumain Brisbon – Dec 2, 2014
Rumain Brisbon, 34, was shot and killed by a Phoenix police officer who mistook a pill bottle for a weapon.
Officer: not charged
The officer, Mark Rine, was not charged following a probe by the Maricopa County attorney’s office, according to the New York Daily News.
Record: Brisbon had several criminal offense and had been shot before.
Award: $1.5 million
Eric Harris – Apr 2, 2015
Harris, 44 was fatally shot by Reserve Deputy Robert Charles Bates after a brief pursuit resulting from an illegal weapons sting operation. Bates allegedly mistook his taser for his service weapon during a struggle with Harris during a physical altercation which was recorded on video and can be seen here.
Officer: Bates was found guilty of 2nd degree manslaughter and sentenced to 4 years in prison.
Award: $6 million
William Chapman II – Apr 22, 2015
Former Portsmouth, Va., police officer Stephen Rankin was sentenced last October to two and a half years in prison for fatally shooting William Chapman II while responding to a shoplifting call outside a Walmart on April 22, 2015.
Prosecutors allege Rankin killed the unarmed 18-year-old “willfully, deliberately and with premeditation.” Some witnesses said Chapman was combative, and one said he knocked away Rankin’s stun gun. Rankin, who is white, was fired.
Local news report including Taser Camera Video
A published police report did establish that Chapman had shoplifted from the store.
Award: $1 million
Sam DuBose – Jul 19, 2015
Federal officials said Friday their review into the fatal shooting of Sam DuBose at a July 2015 traffic stop remains ongoing, nearly three years after the second of two trials against the ex-University of Cincinnati police officer charged with killing him ended with deadlocked jurors and a mistrial.
A judge in July dismissed charges against Ray Tensing, a white former University of Cincinnati officer who fatally shot Sam DuBose, an unarmed black motorist, during a 2015 traffic stop.
The judge’s decision came after a prosecutor declined to pursue a third murder trial; the first two ended in hung juries. Tensing has said he feared he could be dragged or run over as DuBose tried to drive away. The university fired Tensing, restructured its public safety department and reached a settlement.
Record: Dubose had a long rap sheet of 90 arrests
Officer: not charged
Award – $5.3M
A $5.3 million settlement that includes free undergraduate tuition for DuBose’s 13 children.
Click here for entire article.
Jeremy McDole – Sept 23, 2015
Jeremy McDole, 28, was sitting in his wheelchair when he was shot and killed in September 2015 in Wilmington, Del., after police received a 911 call about a man with a gun.
A bystander’s cellphone footage showed police officers repeatedly telling McDole to drop his weapon and raise his hands, with McDole reaching for his waist area before shots erupted. The Delaware attorney general’s office did not criminally charge the four officers involved.
Subsequent to the shooting, Phyllis McDole, the mother of Jeremy, allegedly assaulted a woman she believed made the 911 call that lead to the death of her son. Phyllis McDole was arrested on assault charges and subsequently released on bail.
Record: not sure
Officers: Not prosecuted
The Delaware Department of Justice had begun to compile a case against Senior Cpl. Dellose for a felony assault charge, but experts determined that he had acted within Delaware law and determined that prosecution would likely be unsuccessful.
The report outright cleared three of the four officers; S/Cpl. Silva, Col. Lynch, and Cpl. MacColl, as they fired their weapons due to a subjective belief that greater harm would come to innocent parties had they not done so.
A federal judge approved the city’s $1.5 million settlement with McDole’s family.
Jamar Clark – Nov 15, 2015
Next up, we have Jamar Clark. Unfortunately, he was shot by Minneapolis police at 12:45 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 15 outside of an apartment on the 1600 block of Plymouth Avenue N. Clark, 24, died Monday, Nov. 16 after he was removed from life support. Witnesses have said Clark was in handcuffs and unarmed at the time of the shooting, but Minneapolis police said preliminary reports indicate Clark was not handcuffed.
Initial police call
According to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, 2 Minneapolis police officers responded to a request for assistance from paramedics who reported that Jamar Clark was disrupting their ability to aid an assault victim. Minneapolis police have said Clark was a suspect in the assault. At some point during an altercation that ensued between Clark and the officers, an officer discharged his weapon, striking Clark.
Record: 1st degree aggravated robbery and terroristic threats
Bruno began by running down Clark’s criminal record. In 2010, Clark was convicted of first-degree aggravated robbery for which he spent 41 months in prison, and in April he got a second felony for “terroristic threats.” After that, he was ordered to stay away from a domestic abuse victim until 2020.
Bruno also revealed that paramedics were called in the first place to treat Clark’s alleged victim who had a broken ankle. Clark was not handcuffed at any point, the lawyer insists.
Officers: Not identified
Philando Casteel – July 6, 2016
St. Anthony, MN officer Jeronimo Yanez was acquitted of manslaughter in June in the fatal shooting of Philando Castile, a black motorist who had just informed the officer that he was carrying a gun.
The case in suburban St. Paul garnered immediate attention because Castile’s girlfriend streamed the aftermath live on Facebook. Yanez testified that Castile was pulling his gun out of his pocket despite his commands not to do so. Castile’s mother reached a $3 million settlement and his girlfriend was paid $800,000 by the City of St. Anthony and others.
Record – Minor traffic incidents
Award $3M and his girlfriend received $800K
Terrence Crutcher – Sept 16, 2016
An Oklahoma jury in May found white Tulsa police officer Betty Jo Shelby not guilty of first-degree manslaughter in the 2016 death of Terence Crutcher, 40, who was shot shortly after Shelby arrived to find Crutcher’s SUV stopped in the middle of the road.
Shelby testified that she was afraid because Crutcher didn’t obey her commands and appeared to reach inside his vehicle. Prosecutors told jurors that Shelby over-reacted, noting that videos from a patrol car dashboard and a police helicopter showed Crutcher had his hands in the air and did not have a weapon.
Make up your own minds about the cases. But at least you have a bit more context about each of the cases. Clearly, police are held accountable in many instances. Also, in many cases, the survivors of the victims receive some monetary award.