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Is there a war against cops in this country?

Posted on: January 28, 2011

Have criminals gotten bolder or are there more crazies out there? In just 24 hours at least 11 officers were shot. These low-life criminals are shooting our police officers even during a simple traffic stop in Indiana and Oregon. At a Detroit police station four officers were wounded by a gunman. Police were involved in a shootout at a Port Orchard, Washington Wal-Mart were two deputies were injured. Then there were two officers who were shot dead and a U.S. Marshal was wounding by a gunman in St. Petersburg, Florida.

But it doesn’t stop there. Last week two Miami-Dade, Florida detectives were killed by a murder suspect they were trying to arrest. Then there were officers who were trying to serve an arrest warrant at home in St. Petersburg, Florida when they came under fire. This doesn’t even include Border Agents who have been shot dead along our border.

According to a spokesman for the International Union of Police Associations, these shootings are not a fluke. There’s a perception among officers in the field that there’s a war on cops going on. The bad guys are not afraid of cops and they are rarely rational. You get that combination, when you ID yourself as a cop, it does not scare them away; it makes it more dangerous for you.

As for routine traffic stops shooting, the spokesman believes that the word “routine” should be eliminated from the job. There’s no such thing as a “routine” traffic stop. There is only “known risk” and “unknown risk.”

Everyday our officers provide a service to all of us and take a high risk that they will run into a bad guy who has no regard for our laws or officers working to protect us. Think about it, would a good citizen consider robbing a bank, or stealing or assaulting a helpless person? Would a good citizen be involved in drug trafficking? Of course not, these criminals have no regard for laws or society. They are self-centered, egotistical people who think they are above the law.

Remember, our law enforcement people are out there to help protect us. They aren’t the “bad guys” but the “good guys.” Even if you get a speeding ticket, don’t be angry at the cop who pulled you over. You should thank the officer because they are there to stop us from hurting ourselves or others.

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