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War on Cops

Are criminals targeting police? Seems to have been a spate.

9 Responses to “War on Cops”

  1. Seattle's Best Says:

    Well, cops and cop unions tend to exaggerate these things. Cops because it supports their sense of nobility in “putting their lives on the line” (even though they have much safer jobs than many, such as taxi drivers), and unions because it supports funding.

    But, I would expect more of this in the future. Law Enforcement in this country acts increasingly like an occupying army with the prevalence and overuse of paramilitary teams, trying to put drones over our cities (citing their success in Afghanistan and Iraq!!!), and generally arresting and jailing US Citizens for increasingly political crimes (War on Drugs, unsavory speech, etc). If they act like it’s a war on Americans, I’d expect some resistance….

  2. MadRocketScientist Says:

    I wonder how much of that is due to the public perception of the police pulling the trigger accidentally, or before a threat is truly realized. Criminals probably figure, “I got a high chance of getting shot anyway, maybe I’ll take a few with me.”

  3. Seattle's Best Says:

    Also, you ask if criminals are targeting police, but we are all criminals now. It may be more interesting to ask, “are we fighting back?”

  4. John Smith. Says:

    So basically the cops are crying that people are not afraid of them anymore????

  5. Standard Mischief Says:

    Sweet. They worked in both the Giffords shooting and falling police department budgets into the story.

    Quote: “We don’t have any data, but there seems to be a type of criminal out there looking to thwart authority,”

    I guess the solution is more SWAT team raids on medical marijuana users and more R2D2 robotic revenue generation, whether or not the speed sensors actually work.

  6. John Smith. Says:

    Did anyone notice how they are quoting the statistics for 2009 but not 2008?? It was because 2008 had nearly 160 police deaths. The 2009 low was a complete fluke…

  7. Diomed Says:

    A criminal looking to thwart authority? Amazing.

  8. hellferbreakfast Says:

    Stepped up enforcement after Tuscon. Agencies get fired up over events like this. Some make mistakes that cost lives due simply to the “John Wayne” syndrome.

  9. mariner Says:

    This is just a way to gin up support for giving police even more powers and special privileges than they already enjoy.