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Is There a Double Standard When it Comes to the Murder of Cops?

Writing in the National Review on November 22, 2016 David French says there is a double standard when it comes to outrage about deaths of police officers. (excerpt) “Where is the progressive outrage when police officers are murdered?  “Last weekend, four police officers were shot on a “bloody Sunday” for our nation’s law enforcement, three of them in what appeared to be …

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Officer Deaths by Ambush Soar in 2016

See comprehensive data on line of duty deaths and assaults at http://josephsonsexemplarypolicing.org/2016/11/fallen-officers-52-shot-dead-line-duty-2016/ November 21, 2016 SAN ANTONIO, TX — A Texas detective was shot and killed while writing a traffic ticket outside of police headquarters late Sunday morning. Later Sunday, two other officers were wounded in incidents in Florida and Missouri. San Antonio Police Chief William McManus identified the slain officer as 20-year veteran Detective Benjamin …

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AMBUSH IN IOWA HIGHLIGHTS RISK

As of November 1, 2016, 18 officers have been killed in ambush-type attacks compared to 7 in 2015; the number of ambush killings fluctuates from a high of 17 in 2002 to a low of 5 in 2014. Overall police line of duty deaths has declined from the high of 139 in 2001 to 79 in 2015 according to FBI …

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Ambush Project: Study of Police Ambush Data from 1990-2012

Ambush Project: Study of Police Ambush Data  from 1990-2012 Executive Summary. Conflict between police and their communities manifest itself in many ways. Perhaps the most profound type of conflict is one that involves physical violence between the police and members of the public. Such conflict causes distrust, strains police-community relations, and raises concerns about police legitimacy. Past research has extensively …

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Slain Baton Rouge Officer: “I swear I love this city but I wonder if this city loves me. In uniform I get nasty hateful looks and out of uniform some consider me a threat.”

Montrell Jackson, slain police officer: ‘If you need a hug … I got you’ By Emanuella Grinberg, CNN July 19, 2016 In a post accompanied by his holding his newborn son, Baton Rouge Police Officer Montrell Jackson described himself as “tired physically and emotionally” but swore he’d not give in. By Victor Morton – The Washington Times – Sunday, July 17, 2016 A …