I was doing some investigation in cop deaths by gunfire over the year to see if there is any correlation between crime rates and risk of getting shot, or any correlation between police brutality and risk of getting shot. (It was already shown that there is no correlation between crime rates and police brutality).
However atm I can't look for any 'excuses' for the police in the USA anymore. It's tragic to be killed in the line of duty, yet that's no excuse.
Anyway from what I found, last year 50 cops died by gunfire (although 2 from friendly fire and one died from complications from a surgery for a gunshot wound 38 years prior). The police killed over 1,000 people last year. The most dangerous is serving warrants, definitely not stopping people in the street.
What stood out that police officers as young as 22 years old were shot to death out on the street. This is so wrong. You need to study for years to become a doctor (And decide over life and death) but you can wield a deadly weapon on the street at age 22? At 22 I was still feeling invincible, reckless, impulsive, know it all, all bad qualities to be policing anything. The minimum age to be out on the street should be at least 28 imo, after extensive training in de-escalation methods and social studies to understand what you are getting into.
I can't believe what's going on now in the USA, us vs them instead of protect and serve. Can you impeach a president two or even three times? (for covid19 handling and the current situation) How did it get this far out of control.