Just the facts. YOU decide.
I'm posting one question and answer each day, which I hope you will repost and share.
6. What nation kills/murders more of its citizens each year than any other?
THE WINNER?: THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!
FACTS: Last year alone, law enforcement in the United States killed 92 times more citizens than did police in Communist China, (which has over 4 times the population of the U.S.). China has 1.4 billion people, compared with only 312 million in America, yet American police kill/murder citizens at a rate nearing 100:1 to Communist Chinese police.
Between 2013 and 2014, German police killed absolutely no one, and police in Iceland have killed only one person in the nation's 71 year history. According to the Guardian Weekly, "In the first 24 days of 2015, police in the US fatally shot more people than did police in England and Wales, combined, over the past 24 years."
Forget the executions in our prisons and death penalty cases, how about the executions on our streets? How can other nations, especially ones that our leaders accuse of human rights violations, be so much more circumspect in dealing with their citizens than our own?
Again, we lead the world and it is not necessarily a good thing in this case.
It's time to rethink police power and rein it in.
We don't need a Revolution, we need a Devolution back to Rule of Law. We need to restore our Constitution for starts, and make our police organizations of service to the public rather than a threat to its safety and rights.
Howell W. Woltz, TEP, Author
"The Way Back to America: a 10-step plan to restore the United States to constitutional government." (Available on Amazon.com)
Born in North Carolina and educated at the University of Virginia, Wake Forest University and Caledonian University in Scotland, Howell now lives in Warsaw, Poland with his wife, Dr. Magdalena Iwaniec-Woltz. Howell is the European Correspondent for The Richardson Post and Chairman of The International Centre for Justice.