Can we trust the police? (USA)

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  • "Bad apples" will always exist, but the problem is when police departments cover up for them, or no action is taken when they are proven to have lied about misconduct.

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  • Some perspective when considering police use of deadly force: US annual fatal shootings by police: ~1000 US annual deaths caused by medical error: ~250,000

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  • Implicit racial bias affects many of us, regardless of our own race. The decisions police make are usually in favor of white people - even black police, and those who sincerely believe themselves not to be racist.

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  • On the whole, cops are more professional, better educated and better trained than ever in history.