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.

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Visit the infographic page, directly.

Author: Danny Pryor

Danny Pryor is a media, website and content developer in Fort Lauderdale. He won the Associated Press Award for Best Individual Achievement in 1992 for radio large market competition, and also shared the team award for Best Spot News coverage of Hurricane Andrew the same year, when he was with WINZ Miami. He has been part of broadcast media since 1988 and a part of online digital media since he first published online in 1997, with the now-defunct Metro Source wire. His story confirming the shooting of Gianni Versace was the first online to verify the death of the world-renowned fashion designer, with attribution to a duty nurse on staff at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami. Danny has been a part of the broader web-design community since 2000, when he first began maintaining and developing the website for Scoop Magazine, a gay-themed entertainment publication based in Broward County, Florida and serving Fort Lauderdale, Wilton Manors and Oakland Park. He currently produces websites, video and other digital media through his company, Rodan Media, and is the executive director of the travel website, TurpikeInfo.com, which he co-owns with his business partners.

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