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U.S. Fails on Standards of Lethal Force by Law Enforcement

What will we do to meet international standards of lethal force by law enforcement?

A new report by Amnesty International has people concerned about the state of police relations and power in America, as all 50 states and the District of Columbia failed to meet international standards of lethal force by law enforcement. Anya Parampil speaks with retired US Marshal Matthew Fogg about how police departments across the US are reacting to this newfound information.

— RT America


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JoAnn Chateau

JoAnn Chateau likes progressive politics and loves the canines. She writes fiction about an alpha Bichon named Chester, and his friends–with a dash of humor and a dab of poli-sci. JoAnn worked professionally in the Psychology and Information Science fields. Retired now, she enjoys the creative life.


  1. GP Cox

    Does anyone ever rate the standards of lethal force by the criminals?

    • JoAnn Chateau

      Those figures could be escalating as well! Nobody faults the police when they are in that situation.

      Curious, GP. As a veteran, what are your thoughts on militarized police? Personally, I’d rather see the National Guard called when extra force is needed.

      • GP Cox

        Hopefully the police would receive enough training and be psychologically tested enough for such a job and then with the N.G., we have the situation of the military downsizing. The US has borrowed in the trillions to support its millions of giveaway programs on top of everything else – where do we get the money to fund it all? China owns us now as it is.

      • JoAnn Chateau

        Police training and psych testing costs money, too. I’m thinking the money problem lies with the multinational corporations/banks – they need to show their appreciation by paying a fair share of taxes to the U.S. (and other countries) that protect them and provide all the services they need (and clean up after them environmentally and bail them out when they engage in poor business practices). But they are so powerful, it will take a determined fight to reign them in.

        Getting money out of U.S. politics will help. Then the conservatives and liberals can arrive at sensible compromise that serve the American people (instead of their wealthy donors).

      • GP Cox

        The problem with raising corporation taxes, they can just pick up and move to a country that has lower taxes – then the US middle class end up losing those jobs. As you can see, the problems go ’round and ’round in circles and overlapping till they make you dizzy.

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