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And the police killed nearly 6,000 people in the U.S. since 2015, without due process: https://github.com/washingtonpost/data-police-shootings/blob... (that equals to about 3 per day, I am surprised that I don't hear more about them)





Is due process required when someone points a gun at the police? Charges them with a knife? Tries to run them over?

I watch 2-3 new police bodycam videos per day thanks to some neat Youtube channels (Police Activity and Real World Police). I've seen maybe one or two shootings on those channels that were clearly wrong, out of hundreds that were justified or a reasonable person could find to be justified.

Wondering if there's a database of police shootings that includes more information about the circumstances of the encounter.


I have seen a lot of bad faith cops on https://ns.reddit.com/r/Bad_Cop_No_Donut/, but most of the time, they don't kill the suspect.

This is the best database that I have found so far for shootings by police and at least they tell you if the suspect was armed, but yes more information is always better...

But the main issue is that even if the cop was found to use excessive force, there are no real consequences, most of the time.


I would say that there is a spectrum to backing the claim of "due process" w/ time constraints. For example body cams can really help validate that there was a gun, pointed at someone, and the person was threatening...

IMO Governments need to be quick to integrate technologies that can reinforce the true spirit of their laws such that true justice (not just legalism) is applied.


I'm pretty surprised how well the bodycams thing is working out overall.

Of course there are rare cases where they "lose" the footage or whatever, but the sheer volume of videos coming out makes me believe that it's working in most cases (even high profile or controversial cases).




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