Recirculating the Police Abuse Infographic
It is worthwhile to remind ourselves we are not the only ones on this mission, even when there are days when it appears nothing is ever getting done.
In spite of those feelings, this infographic, originally produced in 2010, details the reports of police abuse nationwide and, more importantly, notes that there are police officers who pay for their crimes. The problem is, of course, the numbers are not strong enough to deter other sociopathic cops from doing the wrong thing. And nothing here explains why the good cops are tolerating the bad ones.
Worse, the fact that police abuse and brutality was responsible for so many deaths is downright offensive, and the fact so many of the good cops seem to protect the bad ones, in order to preserve the alleged integrity of the force or the profession, is actually doing more to undermine confidence in the public perception of cops.
We should note the people who originally put together this infographic do not appear to be updating their own site too often, although we admit to being a bit guilty of that, ourselves. We will see what newer statistics we can compile and present in our own infographic. Meanwhile, take a long look at the data we have, and let it inspire you to take action.