MAP sues FBI (and others) for failure to report thousands of homicides

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  1. margarita25

    margarita25 Well-Known Member

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    Murder Accountability Project: MAP sues FBI (and others) for failure to report thousands of homicides
    Thursday, August 15, 2019

    “The nonprofit Murder Accountability Project (MAP) has filed a lawsuit against the Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Bureau of Indian Affairs and other federal law enforcement agencies for failing to obey a 31-year-old Congressional mandate that homicides and other major crimes must be reported to the Uniform Crime Report (UCR), the nation's official accounting of major crimes.”
     


  2. borndem

    borndem Anglophile & registered demwit

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    Ouch!!
    Had no idea about this stuff. Why would these stats be ignored? I see the BIA is also being sued. Again, why? SMH. Joining this thread...
    Thanks for the info. Still SMH.
     
  3. PayrollNerd

    PayrollNerd Well-Known Member

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    If we as a people are unaware of the depth and magnitude of crime in America, how can we affect change? How do we account for and distribute federal funding to states to fight crime?

    There are so many cases of Native American women who simply disappear. The crimes within our armed forces have been underreported for decades.

    Unbelievable!!!

    From the link above:
    That federal law enforcement agencies have ignored the Uniform Federal Crime Reporting Act of 1988 became apparent when MAP determined earlier this year that half of Native American homicides committed from 1999 through 2017 were not reported to the UCR or to its related Supplementary Homicide Report (SHR). At least 2,400 Indian murders were not reported, MAP determined.

    The FBI and the Bureau of Indian Affairs have jurisdiction to lead criminal investigations on many Indian reservations but failed to report either the occurrence of these crimes or whether they were cleared through the arrest of the offenders. The Army, Navy, Air Force and Department of Defense have also failed to report to the Justice Department many thousands of homicides and other major crimes for which they had jurisdiction.
     
  4. LadyL

    LadyL Well-Known Member

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    whoa
    this is not good
     
  5. Baciagalupo

    Baciagalupo Active Member

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    So the US homicide numbers are crazy enough and they are not even credible?
     
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