An unfortunate side effect of the last 8 liberal years of leadership in this great nation, has been the ever-harshening war on police.
The capitulation of terror-inspired groups such as Black Lives Matter has made the job of policing our nation much more dangerous and difficult than it ever has been. Police have become targets in modern America – a true shame on this country, and a reality that many officers of the law are finally speaking out about.
“The public outcry over high-profile police shootings of black Americans, coupled with a recent uptick in fatal shootings of police, has left the majority of officers feeling more concerned for their personal safety and more reluctant to carry out some of their duties, according to the report, titled ‘Behind the Badge.’
“’The fact that these incidents have brought so much attention to their job has actually made it harder to execute in certain circumstances,’ said Kim Parker, director of social trends research at Pew and a lead author on the report, which drew its conclusions from a survey of a nationally representative sample of 8,000 policemen and women.
“Over the last few years, police killings of black men have given rise to protests across the country — the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., Freddie Gray in Baltimore and Eric Garner in New York, to name a few.
“There was also a surge in fatal shootings of police in 2016 compared with the previous year. In July, five police officers were shot and killed in an ambush in Dallas and three officers were killed in Baton Rouge, La.”
This sad reality could see somewhat of a reversal under the guidance of President-Elect Trump who has vowed to restore law and order to our great nation.
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