F*#k Popular Opinion

“I’m not sure I want popular opinion on my side — I’ve noticed those with the most opinions often have the fewest facts.” – Bethania McKenstry

Too many people refuse to act or speak out on issues out of fear of what other people might think, or stress because what they genuinely believe to be right might offend the popular opinion.  Just because it’s popular doesn’t make it accurate or correct.  As the old adage says, “Because a million fools just can’t be wrong.”  Have the effing courage to speak the truth and confront these lies.  I just don’t understand that mindset.  Too many conform to popular opinion or trends instead of forming their own educated conclusions.

I’m referring to the ignorant populous that pronounce law enforcement officers as vicious killers based on limited information or facts if there are any facts at all.  I’m tired of listening to these ignorant people get up on their soapboxes and spew their ignorance, about something they know absolutely nothing about, based on unsubstantiated “facts.”  Unfortunately, there are a lot of ignorant people in this world who cling to the popular opinion.  Safety in numbers, I guess.  As the Chinese proverb states, “A wise man makes his own decisions; an ignorant man follows public opinion.”  You choose whether to be wise or ignorant; please choose to be wise.

As of today’s date, 519* people have been killed by law enforcement.  Sounds like a significant number doesn’t it?  However, let’s put that number in context.  There is approximately 1.8** million full-time/sworn law enforcement officers and 327*** million citizens in the United States.  Of those 1.8 million officers, about one-third actually enforce the law.  The rest are administrators that don’t actually do real police work anymore.  Thus, roughly 600,000 police officers generate hundreds of contacts with the public on an annual basis.

Let’s assume each officer made 500 contacts with the public a year via calls for service, traffic stops, or other self-initiated activities, that’s approximately 300 million contacts per year – that is a relatively low average of contacts per year for most mid to large law enforcement organizations.  We are midway through the year so let’s assume the deaths doubled to 1,038.  For purposes of this article, that is 1,038 killed by law enforcement out of roughly 300 million contacts with citizens.  If we broke that down into percentages, then there is a .00035% chance of being killed by law enforcement during one of those listed contacts.  They don’t sound like vicious killers to me.

Of those 519 killed, 29* was determined to be unarmed.  Let’s assume that number doubled to 58 for the year.  That means there is a .0000019% chance of being unarmed and killed by law enforcement.  There are many variables and factors not included in these unarmed statistics to formulate a logical decision on justification.  I’m strictly focusing on the efficiency of law enforcement professionals around the nation.  In other words, you have a better chance of being struck by lightning than being unarmed and killed by law enforcement.

As a U.S. citizen, you have a .00032% chance of being killed by law enforcement. You have to consider that a majority of that 327 million are not hardened criminals, nor do they have any criminal history.  Let’s assume that 25% of the population are documented criminals.  That means approximately 81.5 million citizens have a criminal record.  Of that 81.5 million, an even smaller percentage are hardened felons.  If you are a documented criminal, however, then there is a .0013% chance of being killed by law enforcement.  They’re still not sounding like vicious killers to me.

There is a clear distinction between criminals and the average citizen being killed by law enforcement.  In fact, I don’t see any evidence supporting the average citizen being intentionally shot by law enforcement.  It would appear the percentages increase if you were fleeing law enforcement’s effort to detain for investigation or effect an arrest.  I would confidently venture to say that being a criminal or actively engaged in criminal activity significantly increases the chances of YOU being killed by law enforcement.  Thus, the percentages or odds increase for those that are members of the Bag family – Aunty Douche Bag, Uncle Shit Bag, Cousin Dirt Bag, and Grampy Scum Bag.

Members of the Bag family commit the crimes that law enforcement officers are tasked with curbing.  Therefore, being a member of the Bag family dramatically increases your odds of being detained or arrested by law enforcement.  If you flee or fight law enforcement’s efforts to investigate potential criminal activity, then your odds of you being shot by law enforcement dramatically increases – 463* of the 519 killed were armed with a weapon.  If you are an armed member of the Bag family, then the odds increase even more.  You see the pattern here?!

Keep in mind that RACE has nothing to do with membership in the Bag family.  The Bag’s cross all racial lines.  If YOU are a member of the Bag family, YOU should definitely fear law enforcement; YOU should be SCARED of being shot by law enforcement.  Your membership, and lack of moral fortitude, dramatically increases your chances of being arrested and/or killed by law enforcement.  This has nothing to do with law enforcement officers being vicious killers or racist as proclaimed by popular opinion.  YOU dictate what happens to YOU when in contact with law enforcement.

Even being a member of the Bag family, the odds of YOU being killed by law enforcement is extremely low.  To all you BAGS out there, please denounce your membership or suffer the consequences for YOUR actions.  The honest, hardworking citizens don’t have to stress about being allegedly harassed or shot by law enforcement.  You Bags clearly have something to fear, but not anywhere near the degree as being portrayed on mainstream news outlets and social media.  Your actions dictate the reactions of law enforcement officers.  Don’t resist, fight, or run from law enforcement and you have nothing to fear.



*Statistics obtained from the Washington Post’s 2018 Police Shootings Database

**Statistics obtained from https://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/nsleed.pdf

***US population obtained from http://www.worldometers.info/world-population/us-population/


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