U.S. Police Are Rarely Convicted Of Murder– Here’s Why And How That May Change In 2020 | MSNBC

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All four officers involved in the killing of George Floyd have been charged with homicide. MSNBC Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber breaks down the rare charges brought against the officers, and reports on over 20,000 excessive force complaints against officers around the country, tracked by Bowling Green State University Professor Phil Stinson. Stinson shines light on the lack of a federal response against police brutality. Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams also joins the discussion. (This interview is from MSNBC’s “The Beat with Ari Melber, a news show covering politics, law and culture airing nightly at 6pm ET on MSNBC. ). Aired on 6/5/2020.
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U.S. Police Are Rarely Convicted Of Murder– Here's Why And How That May Change In 2020 | MSNBC

44 Comments on "U.S. Police Are Rarely Convicted Of Murder– Here’s Why And How That May Change In 2020 | MSNBC"

  1. they better start finding them guilty or this country is gonna burn !!!

    • Kevin McNeil | June 5, 2020 at 9:32 PM | Reply

      Well that means people will defend there own so get ready for alot of people getting shot.

    • Kevin McNeil | June 5, 2020 at 9:34 PM | Reply

      @Altair IV Stop trying to compare the UK and Europe to the United States they are totally different ..

    • Tessmage Tessera | June 5, 2020 at 9:38 PM | Reply

      @Kevin McNeil Wars hurt. Does that surprise you..?

    • @Kevin McNeil Oh shut up you fat dirt bag. You on here threatening to shoot people because The People are sick of police brutality and violence. You also try to pretend the USA is some unique snowflake that no other country could ever understand or be compared to. It is all total BS and you need to see a doctor. You are not unique or special.

    • Python Ghosts | June 5, 2020 at 9:53 PM | Reply

      Your Graph says it all ” BEFORE TRUMP ” LAWLESSNESS !! During BUSH / OBAMA ..they don’t not care about “BLACK AMERICANS ” TRUMP .. UPHOLDS LAW ..

  2. The police union is too big, too powerful and owns BOTH parties. They’re the only union in the nation who hasn’t lost power under Republican administrations. The cop unions have high paid lawyers who make it very, very hard to discipline cops, and almost impossible to reform the cops.

    • Jim McLoughlin | June 5, 2020 at 10:02 PM | Reply

      I think this says it all about police attitude:
      John Evans, president of the local police union, told the newspaper: “Our position is these officers were simply following orders from Deputy Police Commissioner Joseph Gramaglia to clear the square.

      “It doesn’t specify clear the square of men, 50 and under or 15 to 40. They were simply doing their job. I don’t know how much contact was made. He did slip in my estimation. He fell backwards.”

    • MUST WATCH: *The Broken Policing System | Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj* Sept 9th, 2019
      https://youtu.be/km4uCOAzrbM

    • Lets be honest. As a person of color (darker than many blacks) who grew up in poverty, and surround by violence, drugs and destruction…what we all want…avoid anything to do with it. I got out of my bad community, and left it to the poor and ignorant, and the cops, who have to deal with it. What they do…I really DO NOT CARE. I don’t break laws, because I want to avoid the police. These guys are paranoid little boys with the right to gun you down, if you move incorrectly. And the home-boys in my childhood neighborhood are infinitely worse. SO…F**k all that. I now live in an upscale neighborhood, where it’s quiet, and I personally have ZERO issues. (So, how did Floyd run into the police again?) smh.

    • Python Ghosts | June 5, 2020 at 10:31 PM | Reply

      @Everblue Freediving Democrats are Failures .. The Jobs more than 2Million ..USA is open and Jobs are Booming ..Who’s the FOOLS ..FACTS HURT.

    • Most Republicans are against public sector unions and given the circumstances I kind of agree with them.

  3. Taralya Mcdonough | June 5, 2020 at 8:58 PM | Reply

    Our law enforcement needs to be completely changed! They need to learn to de escalate!

  4. dom crocitto | June 5, 2020 at 9:00 PM | Reply

    POLICE BRUTALITY IS NOT JUST A BLACK THING. MY BROTHER WAS BRUTALLY ATTACKED BY POLICE AND WHEN THEY REALIZED THEY MADE A MISTAKE THEY CHARGED HIM TO COVER UP THE CRIME. HOWEVER THEY WERE NICE ENOUGH TO APOLOGIZE WHILE THEY CHARGED HIM.

    • Python Ghosts | June 5, 2020 at 9:53 PM | Reply

      Your Graph says it all ” BEFORE TRUMP ” LAWLESSNESS !! During BUSH / OBAMA ..they don’t not care about “BLACK AMERICANS ” TRUMP .. UPHOLDS LAW ..

    • Jesus saw that | June 5, 2020 at 10:18 PM | Reply

      @Python Ghosts get off his nuts already

  5. Interesting that murder convictions increased as video prevalence increased

    • body cameras need to be mandatory, as sad as that is to say.

    • Python Ghosts | June 5, 2020 at 9:53 PM | Reply

      Your Graph says it all ” BEFORE TRUMP ” LAWLESSNESS !! During BUSH / OBAMA ..they don’t not care about “BLACK AMERICANS ” TRUMP .. UPHOLDS LAW ..

  6. ღSwnsasyღ _ | June 5, 2020 at 9:10 PM | Reply

    Mark my words, if these cops in the Floyd case get off this country will get burned to the ground!

    • Charles Lewis | June 5, 2020 at 9:27 PM | Reply

      ღSwnsasyღ _ they’ll drag that investigation out for a year. Its kind of hard to burn a whole country. You can burn down the big liberal cities which would be okay.

    • Margaret Nicol | June 5, 2020 at 9:32 PM | Reply

      I think they know now that enough is enough.

    • The rookie cop probably WILL get off. Best the rest of them are going to prison for a long time.

  7. Cassandra Meyer | June 5, 2020 at 9:13 PM | Reply

    Your statistics don’t include complaints internal affairs don’t want to take or the corruption in the courts as well….

    • Python Ghosts | June 5, 2020 at 9:52 PM | Reply

      Your Graph says it all ” BEFORE TRUMP ” LAWLESSNESS !! During BUSH / OBAMA ..they don’t not care about “BLACK AMERICANS ” TRUMP .. UPHOLDS LAW ..

    • Rune - Thorne | June 5, 2020 at 10:55 PM | Reply

      @Python Ghosts actually the first was under Obama…the real problem is the justice system.

  8. Iceberg Rose | June 5, 2020 at 9:17 PM | Reply

    The slight change is because people have cameras. If they didn’t none of those officers would have been charge. Its camera. Keep yours handy.

  9. Everblue Freediving | June 5, 2020 at 9:22 PM | Reply

    Google “Police beating settlement” and “Police Killing settlement”…. millions of taxpayer dollars paid out in “no fault” settlements that protect police from accountability…

  10. Hopefully more people will pay attention to this injustice from now on … great revelation, shining example of unbiased great reporting…

  11. Happy weekend everybody. Great times!

  12. josie faubert | June 5, 2020 at 9:35 PM | Reply

    POLICE BRUTALITY

  13. Richard MacLean | June 5, 2020 at 9:44 PM | Reply

    Money 💰

  14. It’s to the point where citizens need to wear body cameras.

  15. Janet Lewis | June 5, 2020 at 9:52 PM | Reply

    Thank goodness we have phones with cameras. I was watching Cold Case Files and Forensic Files and those cops that killed in those cases were caught because of camers and trace evidence. Most are cowards and commit suicide.

  16. mike bodine | June 5, 2020 at 9:57 PM | Reply

    thanks for the dedication Ari and dig getting schooled on hiphop quotes

  17. Sophie Peraaud | June 5, 2020 at 10:10 PM | Reply

    That is why the Police keep getting AWAY WITH MURDER

  18. Everblue Freediving | June 5, 2020 at 10:10 PM | Reply

    No cameras, no Justice. It takes video the cops cant control to even hope for a conviction. Without video by civilians Floyd, Aubery, Grant, and so many others never had a hope for Justice.

  19. Mario Stinger | June 5, 2020 at 10:13 PM | Reply

    59 people killed by cops in Canada in 100 years!!!! That’s Tuesday in the US. Better live in Iraq.

  20. Charles1er Smeyers | June 5, 2020 at 10:24 PM | Reply

    This phenomenon is called a legal lynching.

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