The Bob Cesca Podcast: Carnival Barking Clown

2020 Blue Wisconsin2/13/2020 11:16:07 pm PST

re: #196 Sherlock Hound

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I found this to be a really interesting read. It focuses more on the media/reporting side of police use-of-force vs disabled individuals but it had some very interesting conclusions such as:

How often do American police use force against disabled civilians? The truth is nobody knows. Police generally haven’t had to report how they use force, even in lethal incidents, so we rely on journalists and a few state agencies to generate data. Studies range from 27% (a low number focusing only on mental illness) to 81% (a high number lumping together mental illness and substance abuse). It is safe to say that a third to a half of all use-of force incidents involve a disabled civilian.

If accurate, that is a chilling statistic.