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Spike in Number of Cops Killed by Gunfire in Line of Duty – Local News | News Articles | National News | US News – FOXNews.com

December 13, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

If I were to say “this is Obama’s fault”, I would be just as crazy as all the BDS liberals out there who blamed everything on him.  Obama didn’t cause these people to attack cops and should not be blamed for it.

I do have to ask something though.  Has any metric of how our country is doing improved in any way since Bush left?

As the guy in the article says “There’s an increasingly desperate population out there”.  Who’s fault that is…  Well, I’ll leave that one unanswered.  I think we all know.

The number of officers killed in the line of duty by gunfire increased 24 percent from 2008, according to preliminary statistics compiled by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, a national nonprofit organization that tracks officer-related deaths.

As of Saturday, 47 police officers have died nationwide this year after being shot while on duty, up from 38 for the same time in 2008, which was the lowest number of gunfire deaths since 1956, according to the data.

Over the past decade, small spikes in gunfire deaths have been common, but experts say they are surprised by the number of officers this year who have been specifically targeted by gunmen.

“There’s an increasingly desperate population out there,” said Eugene O’Donnell, a professor of police studies at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York. “Other than in rare cases for ideological reasons, we really haven’t seen people taking on the cops head-to-head. Something is amiss. It should be cause for grave concern.”

via Spike in Number of Cops Killed by Gunfire in Line of Duty – Local News | News Articles | National News | US News – FOXNews.com.

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