Has 2016 signaled a ‘War on Cops’? Is there an anti-Law Enforcement sentiment growing in the United States?
These things don’t help:
– the rise of Black Lives Matter
– protests over every police shooting
– claims of institutional racism in American Police Forces
– a President that rushes to judgement against the Police before all facts are known
– asshats like Kaepernick and his stupid pig socks
They have all undermined confidence in the objectivity of police officers in the minds of many.
There seems to be a general sentiment of unease and distrust of law enforcement in many communities.
Sometimes individuals take things to violent extremes.
The number of ambush-style killings of police officers in the U.S. reached a two-decade high this year, pushing law enforcement fatalities to their highest rate in five years, with 135 officers killed in the line of duty, according to a year-end report by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.
Shootings were the number one cause of death for law enforcement in 2016, claiming the lives of 64 officers — including eight gunned down in two ambush attacks in Dallas and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in July. The report notes 21 of the officers were shot and killed in ambush-style attacks.
Firearms-related deaths were up 56 percent over the 41 officers killed by gunfire in 2015, but are still far below the all-time high of 156 officers killed by gunfire in 1973.
Read more: Washington Times
Let’s pray that 2017 is a much better year for Law Enforcement Officers.
We appreciate what they do and what they stand for.
Dear people who say #BlueLivesMatter isn't a thing,
It is. Because people started killing cops for no reason.
— Aaron Dyke (@amd3366) December 20, 2016
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