Yes, the general public is unaware of the number of suspects who die in police custody because this information is not highly publicized by the media. The large number of suspects who died in police custody in Texas is startling and indicates a problem with how prisoners are treated, regardless of the crimes they commit.
Most people would be unaware of how large this statistic is. It seems like an unusually high number and there must be some kind of coverup. Even as someone who knew it Iwas a large number, I did not know it was so high, which means the general public probably does not know.
Many headlines are made about the disturbing trend of police killing unarmed black men. However, there is another serious phenomenon that is happening at police stations across the country: people are dying in police custody before they are even granted release or a trial. More people should be made aware of this so that the tide can turn.
I don' think that people are unaware of how many criminals die in police custody. The information is public knowledge, so you can find it with just a little bit of research. I do think that this needs to be tracked to make sure that both police and criminals are treated fairly and correctly.
It doesn't matter how many people die in police custody. Everyone dies. It is unavoidable. The way it is broken down here, you either die in police custody, or you die not in police custody. Never being arrested precludes dying in police custody. Everyone who dies in police custody is in their custody and either detained or arrested. Are you actually implying these 7,000 people were murdered by the police?