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A Cop Is Killed Every 58 Hours
National Review ^ | 08/15/2014 | Michelle Malkin

Posted on 08/15/2014 5:05:16 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

If you’ve been watching cable news, reading Hollywood celebrities’ tweets, and listening to race-hustling opportunists, you might think that every police officer in America has a finger on the trigger, hunting for any excuse to gun down defenseless youths.

This hysterical nonsense must be stopped.

The Cirque du Cop-Bashing, with Al Sharpton as ringmaster, is working overtime to exploit the deadly incident in Ferguson, Mo. That means stoking anti–law enforcement fires at all costs.

Are there bad cops? Yes. Does the police state go overboard sometimes? Yes. Do the demagogues decrying systemic racism and braying about “assassinations” know what happened when teenager Mike Brown was tragically shot and killed last week? No.

Here’s a reality check. While narcissistic liberal journalists and college kids are all posting “hands up” selfies in hipster solidarity with Ferguson protesters, it’s law-enforcement officers who risk their lives in “war zones” every day across the country.

The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) reports that a total of 1,501 law-enforcement officers died in the line of duty during the past ten years, an average of one death every 58 hours, or 150 per year. These include local and state police officers, federal officers, correctional officers, and military law-enforcement officers.

Fact: Last year, 100 law-enforcement officers were killed. On average, over the past decade, there have been 58,261 assaults against law enforcement each year, resulting in 15,658 injuries.

Fact: New York City has lost more officers in the line of duty than any other department, with 697 deaths. Texas has lost 1,675 officers, more than any other state.

Just this week, NLEOMF released preliminary fatality statistics from August 2013 to August 2014. Total fatalities are up 14 percent, from 63 last year to 72 this year.

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KEYWORDS: cop; ferguson; leo; murder; nleomf; officerdown; police; policekilled
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1 posted on 08/15/2014 5:05:17 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

there is a changing politics of law enforcement….and I think the conservative pundit class is behind the curve. No longer are all conservatives “law enforcement” conservatives. As police forces become more militaristic, more union oriented, more likely to “protect and serve” each other and their pensions than the citizenry - etc - many conservatives (myself included) no longer give cops the benefit of the doubt.

I’m not sure Malkin, Limbaugh, Ingraham, get this yet.


2 posted on 08/15/2014 5:10:47 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (www.FireKarlRove.com NOW)
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To: SeekAndFind

From now on, I want to see white protestors out every time a person (cop or otherwise) is mudered by “one of obamas sons”). I want it plainly visible WHY there are more “people of color” behind bars. Knockout “games” that are killing and maiming whites? I want the same demonstrations against the feral behavior of those who think harming others is fun.


3 posted on 08/15/2014 5:11:54 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: SeekAndFind
A Cop Is Killed Every 58 Hours

And the overwhelming majority are killed in automobile accidents or other types of accidents.

4 posted on 08/15/2014 5:12:25 AM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.)
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To: SeekAndFind

and many risk their lives to save ours , but trying to convince the hard left or the people who want no laws because they think the world evolves around them will never understand this.

Have to admit it though as the left wing media sure gets the story from rioters and looters to how bad cops are and even the couple on here keep trying to publish left wing B/S about cops


5 posted on 08/15/2014 5:16:21 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: WayneS

“Preliminary statistics released today by the FBI show that 27 law enforcement officers were feloniously killed in the line of duty in 2013, a decrease of more than 44 percent when compared to the 49 officers killed in 2012. By region, 15 officers died as a result of criminal acts that occurred in the South, six officers in the West, four officers in the Midwest, and two in the Northeast.”

FBI link below
http://www.fbi.gov/news/pressrel/press-releases/fbi-releases-2013-preliminary-statistics-for-law-enforcement-officers-killed-in-the-line-of-duty


6 posted on 08/15/2014 5:18:07 AM PDT by heartwood
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To: SeekAndFind

First of all those numbers include accidents right? The numbers murdered while on duty has been going down.

Law enforcement isn’t even in the top 10 most dangerous jobs.

People are tired of the militarization of law enforcement. Tired of the roid enhanced guys in BDUs. Tired of dead dogs.


7 posted on 08/15/2014 5:18:32 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Hi Seek
http://www.odmp.org/

All officers which have died this year.

This is what happens when a cop is too nice and gives chance after chancehttp://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=cop+shot+to+death+in+GA+by+vietnam+vet&FORM=HDRSC3#view=detail&mid=692299689E2255906373692299689E2255906373


8 posted on 08/15/2014 5:19:09 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: SeekAndFind

I am a “law enforcement conservative”, who believes in the rule of law. If the investigation proves that the cop in this matter was wrong than he must be held accountable accrding to the law. In the same way rioting and looting is against the law and those who commit these crimes must be held accountable.
Those who complain about the cops don’t hesitate to call the cops if their daughter is abused, their house invaded, robbed or burglarized,etc. and they want no stone unturned to get the perpetrators. Like it or not the local police are the blue line that protect the vast majority of Americans. We can’t depend on Holder, his FBI or Obama to uphold the law.


9 posted on 08/15/2014 5:22:43 AM PDT by kenmcg (b)
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To: SeekAndFind

Since it boil down to most LEOs are former Military (imho) it will boil down to where will our Military stand?


10 posted on 08/15/2014 5:23:49 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: WayneS
And the overwhelming majority are killed in automobile accidents or other types of accidents.

I was curious about this statistic and immediately wondered out of all the cops killed on duty, how many are actually murdered?

I suspect very few.

11 posted on 08/15/2014 5:24:26 AM PDT by Drew68
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To: SeekAndFind

Get with the program Michelle. Being a cop is not even in the top 10 dangerous professions in the US. Why the awe for a force that is more likely to ruin your life than save it? I don’t see a full blown parade every time a lumberjack (much more dangerous) dies.


12 posted on 08/15/2014 5:24:36 AM PDT by DarkSavant
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To: SeekAndFind

i’m sorry, i do not believe that one cop is murdered every four and a half days.

perhaps if you lump in accidents/suicides/illness you might approach that figure, but i’ve seen too many organizations rig studies to come up with a number they desire.

if you want my support you need to lay off tactics the left groups, like women’s groups (super bowl abuse, etc), gay groups (10% homosexual rate), gun control groups (where do i begin?), etc., use.


13 posted on 08/15/2014 5:25:16 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: DarkSavant

lumberjacks are ok....

they sleep all night and they work all day


14 posted on 08/15/2014 5:26:35 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: SeekAndFind

Many are clamoring for law enforcement officers to work without wearing soft body armor, and of course the Left are behind the outcry against law enforcement.

I do have my views on police today overusing swat type tactics rather than ‘protect and serve’.

However, it is insane to ask officers to operate unprotected.

The bottom line today is that many veteran officers are just punching their time cards and waiting for the day that they can get out of policing. Many have found that the best survival technique today is to ‘wear blinders’, especially in the high-crime areas, with the philosophy -”let them kill each other”.


15 posted on 08/15/2014 5:26:59 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: kenmcg
We can’t depend on Holder, his FBI or Obama to uphold the law.

Which is why anyone paying attention knows the Military is being purged by the above people of those whom seek to serve the People and protect the People. Where will our Military stand? Scares the heck out of the corrupt politicians and their minions to have to wonder that question. Our Generals, those that love America, know is a time to be quiet and a time to wait. The wait is on.

16 posted on 08/15/2014 5:29:55 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: SeekAndFind

The headline is simply wrong.

Here’s one count of 105 line-of-duty deaths in 2013:

http://www.odmp.org/search/year?year=2013


17 posted on 08/15/2014 5:30:06 AM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: WayneS

“And the overwhelming majority are killed in automobile accidents or other types of accidents.”

Ever try chasing down a drunk or a speeder on a busy highway, at night, on an icy road, or rain slicked highway, in order to get the defendant before he or she kills an innocent civilian? Ever try pulling over and walking alongside a vehicle with occupants on a busy highway with vehicles and trucks passing you with only a foot or two to spare? No, all cops don’t die by way of a gun shot wound but don’t minimize their death because they got killed in an accident. Either way their dead and won’t be coming home to their wife or kids.


18 posted on 08/15/2014 5:31:51 AM PDT by kenmcg (b)
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To: Drew68

I was apparently not correct in my original assertion. It appears that about half the officers killed in the line of duty are murdered (Assault, gunfire, assault by vehicle):

Here are the stats for 2014, so far:

Line of Duty Deaths: 64

Assault: 1
Automobile accident: 15
Fire: 1
Gunfire: 27
Gunfire (Accidental): 1
Heart attack: 6
Motorcycle accident: 2
Struck by vehicle: 3
Vehicle pursuit: 2
Vehicular assault: 6

Read more: http://www.odmp.org

Of course, they don’t say how many of the officers killed by gunfire are actually shot by a perpetrator, while on duty. I suspect they bury suicides in there somewhere.


19 posted on 08/15/2014 5:35:53 AM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.)
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To: kenmcg
Ever try chasing down a drunk or a speeder on a busy highway, at night, on an icy road, or rain slicked highway, in order to get the defendant before he or she kills an innocent civilian?

Please explain how having TWO cars speeding down an icy or rain-slicked road at night, instead of just one, is safer for the public.

20 posted on 08/15/2014 5:38:14 AM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.)
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21 posted on 08/15/2014 5:38:25 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: kenmcg

Bump - from another law enforcement conservative


22 posted on 08/15/2014 5:38:54 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: WayneS
Cops have one of the safest jobs around ... I have a farm and am a pilot , I've also driven trucks ,, I'm on the most dangerous list three times over ... most police deaths are in car accidents .. CRY ME A RIVER ,, they have the guns and have the option of confronting a bad guy or taking an extra minute to arrive so there will be no confrontation .. in most cases they show up HOURS later... crybaby union thugs.
23 posted on 08/15/2014 5:39:00 AM PDT by Neidermeyer
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To: kenmcg

Kinda’ like the 3 motorcycle cops and three POlice SUVs that turned on their blue lights and cut across 2 lanes of traffic to turn into Logan’s for lunch.

I was trying to turn in and the first cycle with blue lights cut me off - followed by the rest of them.

Special rules for Special People.

The police need to work on the image they present to the public.


24 posted on 08/15/2014 5:45:28 AM PDT by PeteB570 ( Islam is the sea in which the Terrorist Shark swims. The deeper the sea the larger the shark.)
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To: WayneS

Please explain how having TWO cars speeding down an icy or rain-slicked road at night, instead of just one, is safer for the public.
Because if the speeder or drunk isn’t apprehended he might kill you, your kid or your wife. The officer undergoes comprehensive training to operate a vehicle under all types of circumstances.


25 posted on 08/15/2014 5:45:46 AM PDT by kenmcg (b)
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To: Neidermeyer

Interesting ... and my LE friends do not belong to a union. Most LE would say who you gonna call when you need help?


26 posted on 08/15/2014 5:45:57 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: kenmcg

Ever try chasing down a drunk or a speeder on a busy highway, at night,
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I work in a hospital ,, I have a kid in a coma for the last 3 years I see every day... he was hit by a cop speeding at over 100mph who was rushing home in the middle of his shift for a quickie... You are correct , cops are dangerous to be around.

As to your point about car control... I have over 10 years SCCA solo2 experience... and have driven the police qualification course in Lake City FL against Florida State Troopers (it was a solo event and about 10 of the FHP’s best drivers attended in Mustangs , this was in the early 90’s) ALL of the FHP officers .. ALL OF THEM were dead last that day ,, their car control skills stunk and they were the best they had .. they wanted to show us up on their home turf...


27 posted on 08/15/2014 5:47:01 AM PDT by Neidermeyer
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To: jjotto

The headline is not simply wrong.

One death every 58 hours comes out to 150 per year, which is very close to the average for the last 10 years.


28 posted on 08/15/2014 5:47:07 AM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.)
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To: no-to-illegals

That use to be the case but by far more non military are being hire today. Affirmative action you know.


29 posted on 08/15/2014 5:50:31 AM PDT by riverrunner
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To: camle

58 hours is about 2 and a half days. And the claim was that an officer dies every 58 hours, not that a cop is murdered every 58 hours.

On average, it appears to be correct.

Unless the police are lying about how many officers die each year.


30 posted on 08/15/2014 5:51:04 AM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.)
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To: KeyLargo

I don’t mind if cops wear body armor.
I do want to limit them to the same weapons (and magazine sizes) that civilians are limited to.
And I want every last one to wear a go-cam and have a camera looking out the front of their vehicle.


31 posted on 08/15/2014 5:52:45 AM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: SeekAndFind

Being a policeman is a relatively safe job. How often is a construction worker killed, how many per year? Truck drivers? Soldiers?


32 posted on 08/15/2014 5:52:54 AM PDT by Citizen Tom Paine (An old sailor sends)
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To: SeekAndFind

Law enforcement doesn’t even make it onto the top 10 list of the deadliest jobs in America. Mundane and common jobs like roofer, construction, electrical, and truck and taxi driver all beat out cops as deadly occupations. And none of them get to retire after 25 years.


33 posted on 08/15/2014 5:53:58 AM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyranni)
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To: Neidermeyer
What happened to the cop, of your mention? I hope the cop was fired because that was not a normal cop. There is good and bad everywhere and in every profession. Too bad that life is life and prayers will be said for your Son. My promise and my empathy.
34 posted on 08/15/2014 5:54:06 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: SeekAndFind

Cops don’t even make the top ten:

The 10 Deadliest Jobs:

1. Logging workers
2. Fishers and related fishing workers
3. Aircraft pilot and flight engineers
4. Roofers
5. Structural iron and steel workers
6. Refuse and recyclable material collectors
7. Electrical power-line installers and repairers
8. Drivers/sales workers and truck drivers
9. Farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers
10. Construction laborers


35 posted on 08/15/2014 5:54:42 AM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: no-to-illegals

Here on the other side of the fence you are the enemy 90%+ of the time ... I had a cop hanging out at a firestation hold the emergency signal red for over 10 full minutes on me with his MIRT device ,,, when I finally honked my horn and pulled through the “stuck” red light (no traffic in any direction) he pulled me over ... bastard was manufacturing tickets... happens all the time to us that aren’t in the blue gang.

As for “who you gonna call” ,, I have called on a few occasions after break-ins ,, response time is usually measured in hours.. I dial .357.


36 posted on 08/15/2014 5:54:43 AM PDT by Neidermeyer
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To: KeyLargo
Many are clamoring for law enforcement officers to work without wearing soft body armor...

Who is clamoring for law enforcement officers to work without wearing soft body armor?

37 posted on 08/15/2014 5:57:04 AM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.)
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To: Little Ray

I like video. May have mentioned that before that I like video. Have to be ready though for anything out there and if outgunned must come out with equal force if full autos are involved. So I also support full auto for LE when the situation calls for full auto.


38 posted on 08/15/2014 5:57:58 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Neidermeyer

your reason is one of the reason I like video.


39 posted on 08/15/2014 5:59:08 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: freeangel

From now on, I want to see white protestors out every time a person (cop or otherwise) is mudered by “one of obamas sons”). I want it plainly visible WHY there are more “people of color” behind bars. Knockout “games” that are killing and maiming whites? I want the same demonstrations against the feral behavior of those who think harming others is fun.
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40 posted on 08/15/2014 5:59:39 AM PDT by S.O.S121.500 (Had ENOUGH Yet ? ........................ Enforce the Bill of Rights ......... It's the LAW !!!)
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To: kenmcg
The officer undergoes comprehensive training to operate a vehicle under all types of circumstances.

That's funny, I don't care who you are.

Because if the speeder or drunk isn’t apprehended he might kill you, your kid or your wife.

With only a slightly lesser chance that a pursuing officer might kill me, my wife or my child.

41 posted on 08/15/2014 5:59:46 AM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.)
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To: no-to-illegals

What happened to the cop, of your mention?
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Fired , that was Officer Maupins sixth incident , first deadly one. he now works as a cop in another city. Of course the FHP covered up for him by not confiscating the in-car video which later magically disappeared ... Oh by the way I was wrong ,, 5 years now ,, time flies ...

http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2009-01-01/news/fastcop01_1_maupin-altamonte-springs-police-crash

EXCERPT:

Crash report: Altamonte Springs cop was speeding
January 1, 2009|By Bianca Prieto, Sentinel Staff Writer

A longtime Altamonte Springs police officer who crashed into a car on Maitland Boulevard in November and seriously injured two people was traveling an estimated 104 mph at the time of the accident, a Florida Highway Patrol crash report shows.

Master Police Officer Mark Maupin was in his police cruiser when he hit the back of a Honda Civic about 12:15 a.m. on Nov. 30 near Bear Lake Road. The posted speed limit in the area is 45 mph.

Troopers think Maupin, 49, lost control of his vehicle while trying to go around a slight curve on Maitland Boulevard and slammed into the 2001 Honda Civic that was stopped in the turn lane at a light.

The crash caused the Honda’s driver, Jennifer Hernandez, 19, and passenger Erskin Bell, 20, severe injuries; both were hospitalized for several days.

Bell remains in a coma, hooked up to a ventilator and a respirator at a rehabilitation center, said Nathan Carter, an Orlando attorney representing the Bell family. Hernandez was released from the hospital last month.

Bell was on vacation from college, where he was studying to be a pilot, when the accident occurred, Carter said. Bell is an only child and is a “super smart kid,” Carter said. Doctors think he could be severely brain damaged if he comes out of the coma, Carter said.


42 posted on 08/15/2014 6:00:28 AM PDT by Neidermeyer
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To: SeekAndFind

I respect the police and it probably is true that this kid did something that warranted a strong response. And even if the cop overreacted in the heat of the situation, I am willing to give him lattitude becaus it is a dangerous job where you have to make snap judgments.

But having said that, I agree with others that the response, with military vehicles on the street, is obscene. These vehicles and the riot gear need to be taken away from the police.


43 posted on 08/15/2014 6:01:13 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Neidermeyer

The cop of your mention deserved to be fired. More prayers for your Son. May God work a miracle.


44 posted on 08/15/2014 6:02:39 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: no-to-illegals

I don’t think full auto does anything for cops except create a risk to the public. Cops are not the military and should not have military weapons, whether they are are APCs or SMGs and assault rifles. They should not have anything that is not available to the public. They should be able to use training and tactics defeat numbers, if that becomes necessary.


45 posted on 08/15/2014 6:02:57 AM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: Neidermeyer

“I have a kid in a coma for the last 3 years I see every day”

Truly sorry for the child in a coma. So your solution would be, don’t go after speeders, drunks, tail gaitors, weavers, or reckless drivers? I think not!


46 posted on 08/15/2014 6:04:02 AM PDT by kenmcg (b)
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To: Little Ray

This is my point. Sometimes the bad guys have full auto. We saw it in California during and after a bank robbery. Doesn’t happen often but regrettably it does happen. To go home at night or the next morning I fully believe in Be Prepared.


47 posted on 08/15/2014 6:06:29 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: kenmcg
Ever try chasing down a drunk or a speeder on a busy highway, at night, on an icy road, or rain slicked highway, in order to get the defendant before he or she kills an innocent civilian?

Ever try speeding through an intersection and killing a local girl because you didn't want to stop for a red light?

Please note, this officer was not in pursuit of anyone, but responding to a call of a potentially drunk driver. The intersection in question has a blind spot for the north-bound driver with respect to the west-bound cop.

The cop had a history of speeding http://www.abqjournal.com/201659/news/family-sues-apd-over-patrol-suv-fatal-crash.html

I have personally been behind an Albuquerque cop who was speeding on Paseo Del Norte going west-bound. He hit speeds well over 80 mph in a 60 mph zone, with no lights or siren on. He stopped at a red light just down the road, and due to lights/traffic, I managed to hang with him at legal speeds. I followed him (on my route home, not going out of my way) into a neighborhood in the neighboring city of Rio Rancho. Not responding to a call, no lights, no siren, just in a hurry to get home.

48 posted on 08/15/2014 6:09:11 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Has anyone seen my tagline? It was here yesterday. I seem to have misplaced it.)
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To: WayneS
Of course, they don’t say how many of the officers killed by gunfire are actually shot by a perpetrator, while on duty. I suspect they bury suicides in there somewhere.

Hard to say. When a cop is shot and killed by a perp on duty, it's almost always national news. I don't recall this happening almost every week on average. Additionally, I'd suspect given the huge number of LEOs across the country, suicides would be much higher than 27 so far.

Could be true. I'm sure the real numbers are out there somewhere.

Anyways, I was curious about some numbers so I looked at cab drivers. There are about 780,000 cops in the United States (2006) and as of 2012, about 233,000 cab drivers. About 30-40 cab drivers are murdered each year, which would make their murder rate much higher than cops. Yet when a cab driver gets murdered, it's rarely more than regional news.

49 posted on 08/15/2014 6:11:54 AM PDT by Drew68
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To: WayneS

the implications go beyond their words. kinda like bill clinton telling us one thing whilst saying another.

plain language, plain truth. i shouldn’t have to parse what you say in order to divine what you really mean


50 posted on 08/15/2014 6:12:22 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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