I noticed this, too, and to be honest, this is really bad for all of us that openly carry firearms. Be careful out there. Prayers for all the officers and their families.
Authorities are worried a recent wave of police officer shootings may not be a coincidence.
In just 24 hours, at least 11 cops were shot around the country.
I'm sure most criminals view LEOs as the enemy. There may be a lot of good people out there critical of LE, but for the most part (a HUGE majority) it is criminals that are doing the shooting."It's not a fluke," Richard Roberts, a spokesman for the International Union of Police Associations, told MSNBC.com. "There's a perception among officers in the field that thereâ€™s a war on cops going on."
I agree...plus with 3 strikes and the fact that prison sucks most bad guys are willing to fight as opposed to going back to prison. To be a LEO is and always will be a tough position to be in.bdee said:The numbers seem to be consistent with the range over the last 30 or so years.
It seems that there is an inherent risk to dealing with the criminal element on a daily basis.
Dangers real, but deaths increasingly rare for police officersMoreover, experts note and statistics indicate that police officers today appear appreciably less likely to be killed in the line of duty than they were decades ago.
"Police shootings are very, very rare events in this country," said Peter Manning, a professor at Northeastern University's College of Criminal Justice. "When they happen together (like this week), it's even rarer."
Sheriff, one major fix would be to put only the worst criminals behind bars (and keep them there). Then you'd have a lot of space to keep the mentally ill. There's too many people in jails and prison for stupid stuff, but are not violent criminals. Let them get back to their lives and working to support themselves instead of being a drain on the public coffers.SheriffOconee said:I won't be able to find the thread now cause I am too lazy to look for it, however, a LONG time ago I posted here that the collapse of the mental health system in Georgia and Nationwide was going to lead to more and more confrontations that end badly, not JUST for officers but for the entire population.
Right now, today, there are over 200 people languishing in county jails who have committed violent felonies, who have been found Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity (NGRI) that you property tax payers are paying for that there is NO BED FOR IN A MENTAL HEALTH FACILITY IN GEORGIA.
One such inmate has been confined in a county jail in legal limbo for 26 months.
I say that to say this.....I don't agree whatsoever that there is a nationwide conspiracy to attack cops. I do say that the total disregard of mental health and behavior disorders will in fact lead to more situations that law enforcement responds to, and someone is gonna die, or get hurt.
Not to mention the cost to other families and people as well.
This is just beginning ya'll.....
I will rant later about closing prisons and prison beds, but for now, the mental health issue will do.