According to recent FBI study, police officers around the country are using the words “scared and demoralized” due to public criticism and physical attacks including murder.
After eight years of Barack Obama, Democrats and the liberal media banging every move by police and criticizing every response, I understand why police might feel this way. Living here in Baltimore for more than two years now, unless it’s a life-threatening matter, you might not get a response from law enforcement.
Not only do our law enforcement officers feel alone but even with political figures trying to score points with the neighborhoods and minority community for votes, they are left out on an island.
President Trump has worked diligently to show our boys in blue he is going to stand with them and support them. That has to be a welcome addition to what they received before.
Source: Free Beacon
The demoralization is in part due to the spike in attacks on police last year, which is partly driven by an anti-police narrative spread by the media and not discouraged by elected officials, the agency found.
The report, titled “Assailant Study–Mindsets and Behaviors,” was first reported Thursday by the Washington Times. It was written in April, according to FBI spokesman Matthew Bertron, and examined 50 of the 53 incidents last year in which police officers were killed on duty.
The report comes at a time when the killing of police officers is conspicuous in the news. Last summer, five officers were killed in Dallas and three in Baton Rouge in the wake of the shooting death of Alton Sterling by Baton Rouge police. These were two of the most high-profile incidents; 135 law enforcement officers were killed in 2016, a 10 percent increase from the prior year and the highest total since 2011, according to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.
The main cause of officers’ deaths was firearms-related incidents, with 64 being shot and killed, representing a a 56 percent spike from 2015. Among those shootings, 21 deaths were due to ambush-style attacks, including the deaths in Dallas and Baton Rouge. The NLEOMF said this was the highest total in more than two decades.
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