We’re hearing once again that Police officers are being murdered in the line of duty. In 2009 there were 48 “felonious” deaths, and in 2010 there were 56. That’s an increase of more than 14%. That’s bad news no matter how you look at it.
Here’s what no one is telling you. Total accidental deaths in 2009 – 48. Total accidental deaths in 2010 – 72. That’s an increase of 33.3% (one third!) So all deaths among police went up, but accidental deaths went up more than double the felonious deaths.
Here’s another little tidbit.
Suspects: Law enforcement agencies identified 69 alleged assailants in connection with the 56 felonious line-of-duty deaths. Fifty-seven of the assailants had prior criminal arrests, and 19 of the offenders were under judicial supervision at the time of the felonious incidents.
I don’t imagine that this surprises anyone. People who attack cops are people who generally have a criminal background.
Don’t worry though, the gun grabbers will scream for more restrictions on the rights of law abiding gun owners. It won’t affect the criminals who are out murdering out police officers, but that won’t stop the anti-freedom lobby from calling to more gun restrictions.
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