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It’s a Cop Crisis: Every 8 hours a cop kills an American citizen

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May 5, 2015

That title sounds unbelievable right? Let's do the math. There are 24 hours in a day and the statistic claims that a citizen is killed every 8 hours. That is 3 people killed each day. We are 125 days into the year. When you multiply 3 people a day by 125 days it equals 375. That is just shy of the recorded deaths this year which has reached 400 today. According to this math the statistic that a citizen is killed by a cop every 8 hours is an under estimation.

As a way to promote awareness of the severity of police misconduct, Cop Crisis has created a website that uses awesome visualizations to bring these statistics to life and make them easy to share on social networks. The site has no ads and it doesn't sell anything, just straight facts. Stay tuned because Cop Crisis has a lot planned for the coming weeks to expand the statistics and visuals.


About Barry Cooper

"You may have seen him on the pages of Maxim, or during one of his many appearances on CNN, Fox News and Spike TV. He’s the cop who turned against the drug war. In American pop culture right now, there’s nobody quite like him. As one of the former top drug cops working the Texas highways, he was ferocious, bringing down hundreds of people for possessing even tiny amounts of an illegal substance. In his new life as a humanitarian crusader and activist filmmaker, he’s just as ferocious. Cooper is on a mission to free America’s pot prisoners. In the terminology of war, Barry is an insurgent, lobbing bombs into the fourth estate as his form of penance for all the people he put behind bars on drug offenses.”—True/Slant Barry recently starred with Woody Harrelson, 50 Cent, Eminem and Susan Sarandon in the anti drug war documentary, “How To Make Money Selling Drugs.” His internet fame via his website has received global attention by being reported in Rolling Stones, High Times, a feature in Maxim Magazine and a front cover feature in Cannabis Culture and the Texas Observer. His story was picked as a feature on NPR’s, This American Life. He has been a guest on scores of cable news channels discussing the Drug War. He has also appeared as a drug and legal expert in five episodes of SPIKE TV’s reality show, MANSWERS.

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