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There is no "war on cops".  Cops have always had a tough job and allowing every moron with a few hundred dollars to be able to purchase effective firearms does not help.  This is just another bumper sticker pitch with no facts.  Fake news. 

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Nazis, KKK, White Supremacists and other fringe Republicans support police killing of minorities because it is the ultimate demonstration of the "second class citizen" status they desire for all minorities.

 

When the murderous acts of rogue cops who share that desire are pushed into the spotlight, it raises demands for justice, and justice has nothing to do with the agenda of the far Right.

 

So the GOPerLords have given their dupes a new mime - War on Cops. It makes no sense, but what Republican agenda does? The intent is just another phase of their "I'm rubber, you're glue" dynamic that animates their message to the base: Calling out racism is racist! BLM means White lives don't! Taxing the Rich makes you a Commie!  and now "Demanding cops obey the law is an act of War on Cops!"

 

If they REALLY wanted to support the Police, they'd remove the military weapons instead of supplying them to the bad guys.

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And yet the supposed "war" continues to be perpetuated by disinformation.

 

Facts matter....

 

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"FAKE 45 #illegitimate" read a sign at the Woman's March in Washington DC, January 21, 2017.
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Number of officers killed hits 2nd-lowest in more than 50 years

 

The number of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty dropped sharply in 2017, marking the second-lowest toll in more than 50 years.

 

As of Thursday, 128 officers have died in the line of duty this year, with 44 shot and killed. That's down 10% from 2016, when 143 officers died, with 66 gunned down, according to data released by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, a nonprofit aimed at honoring officers and improving safety.

 

The only other year with fewer deaths in the past five decades was 2013, when 116 officers were killed. 

 

"This is one of those good-news, bad-news situations," said Craig Floyd, president and chief executive of the fund. "On one hand, you had 128 officers who made the ultimate sacrifice, showing the cost of public safety, but for the first time since 2013, the number of deaths has actually declined."

 

Number of officers killed hits 2nd-lowest in more than 50 years


"FAKE 45 #illegitimate" read a sign at the Woman's March in Washington DC, January 21, 2017.
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