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Eric Holder: More cops slain by illegal guns
Politico ^ | 12/28/11 | TIM MAK

Posted on 12/28/2011 11:15:05 AM PST by Nachum

The number of officers killed in the line of duty jumped 13 percent in 2011 compared with the year before - and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder condemned the increase as “a devastating and unacceptable trend” that he blamed on illegal firearms.

The number of deceased law enforcement officers rose to 173 killed in the line of duty this year, from 153 in 2010, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund announced Wednesday. This year’s figure is 23 percent higher than the 122 killed in the line of duty in 2009.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: atf; banglist; bhodoj; cops; dea; dhs; doj; eric; ericholder; fastandfurious; fbi; gunrunner; gunwalker; holder; leo; obama; officerdown; slain

1 posted on 12/28/2011 11:15:08 AM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Amazing cynicism and duplicity. I wonder if Holder would favor jailing those who master-mind major distributions of illegal guns?


2 posted on 12/28/2011 11:18:34 AM PST by muir_redwoods (No wonder this administration favors abortion; everything they have done is an abortion)
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To: Nachum
Criminals are doing illegal things and possessing illegal weapons?

Imagine that.

3 posted on 12/28/2011 11:19:22 AM PST by edpc (Wilby 2012)
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It’s time to make them Double Illegal.


4 posted on 12/28/2011 11:19:34 AM PST by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: Nachum

Bet he will never tell how many came from Fast & Furious!


5 posted on 12/28/2011 11:19:34 AM PST by E.K. Crossbow
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To: Nachum

As a dog returns to his vomit, so a fool returns to his folly.


6 posted on 12/28/2011 11:21:03 AM PST by tumblindice
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To: Nachum
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder condemned the increase as “a devastating and unacceptable trend” that he blamed on illegal firearms.

A typical Democrat pantload. The guns aren't illegal you dip it is the people that have them that are not supposed to have them (for whatever reason) is the illegal part. What *ARE* illegal guns are the ones Holder illegally shipped to Mexico.

Also, let's not forget that actions like the parole board in Massachusetts letting 11 lifers out of prison certainly impacts this illegal use of firearms rate.

7 posted on 12/28/2011 11:21:19 AM PST by VeniVidiVici ("Si, se gimme!")
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To: Nachum

How many have been killed by guns Holder allowed to be sold to those who would never qualify if not for his scam Fast and Furious?

The true tragedy is Holder is still the AG. It is well past time to cime to clean house and take another friggen bath.

Come next November, Obama and his thugs will be sent back to Chi-town. If he isn’t removed, then we all need to get ready for the scoobala to hit the proverbial fan, because many Americans will roll over and play dead any longer.

We are not the unarmed citizens of Europe, and this is not 1935. Nuff said!


8 posted on 12/28/2011 11:25:07 AM PST by OneVike (Just a Christian waiting to go home)
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To: Nachum

There are no “illegal guns”. They’re “undocumented firearms”.


9 posted on 12/28/2011 11:27:10 AM PST by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: Nachum

Politico as usual carrying water for these friggin fascists


10 posted on 12/28/2011 11:29:19 AM PST by Fred (On Newt Gingrich - He is a sociopath, but he is our sociopath)
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To: Nachum
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder condemned the increase as “a devastating and unacceptable trend” that he blamed on illegal firearms.

And ANY thinking individual knows that the primary source of illegal firearms has been Eric Holder, who is "a devastating and unacceptable" U.S. Attorney General.

11 posted on 12/28/2011 11:30:15 AM PST by Lazamataz (Romney is the Pale Obama. That's all.)
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To: Nachum

Only one response to this headline: DUH!


12 posted on 12/28/2011 11:30:45 AM PST by Mach9
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To: muir_redwoods

‘Amazing cynicism and duplicity. I wonder if Holder would favor jailing those who master-mind major distributions of illegal guns?”

Thats Different!!!!


13 posted on 12/28/2011 11:31:12 AM PST by mongo141
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To: Nachum
The police claim the jump in violence is due in part to budget cuts...from the bad economy.

Screw you Holder and your Halfrican boss.

14 posted on 12/28/2011 11:33:33 AM PST by DainBramage
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To: MestaMachine

ping-—Holder blames illegal firearms


15 posted on 12/28/2011 11:33:58 AM PST by thouworm (.)
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To: Nachum

No mention by Holder of the ambush killings of police which have surged the last couple of years where many of the perps are black who murder white cops.

http://www.policeone.com/police/news-reports/1971111-In-depth-coverage-of-the-ambush-on-Wash-police-officers/

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/story/2011-08-25/19-of-50-slain-police-killed-in-ambushes/50138148/1


16 posted on 12/28/2011 11:35:02 AM PST by Uncle Lonny
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To: Nachum

What?

Well, Sherlock, that’s an amazing obersavation!

Criminals are committing crimes?

Shut yer pie hole, Holder.


17 posted on 12/28/2011 11:35:46 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Nachum
How many cops were shot by legal guns held by their legal CCW carrying owners?

18 posted on 12/28/2011 11:38:57 AM PST by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: Nachum

This bunch NEVER stops do they? No answer needed!


19 posted on 12/28/2011 11:39:42 AM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Nachum
While we are speculating on the correlation between guns and murdered LEOs, I would like to see statistics on the percentage of the perps that were: gang members, illegal aliens, blacks, repeat offenders, etc.
20 posted on 12/28/2011 11:42:24 AM PST by oldbrowser (They are Marxists, don't call them democrats)
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To: tumblindice

Indeed - the arrogance is just breathtaking.


21 posted on 12/28/2011 11:43:50 AM PST by jagusafr ("We hold these truths to be self-evident...")
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To: Nachum

> that he blamed on illegal firearms.

Like the ones he gave to drug lords?


22 posted on 12/28/2011 11:44:36 AM PST by BinaryBoy (Stuck with a local RINO? Regardless of who you vote for, donate $$$ to a different district.)
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To: Nachum

> that he blamed on illegal firearms.

Like the ones he gave to drug lords?


23 posted on 12/28/2011 11:44:53 AM PST by BinaryBoy (Stuck with a local RINO? Regardless of who you vote for, donate $$$ to a different district.)
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To: Nachum

Yes, and three of them you killed, you odious piece of sh*t.


24 posted on 12/28/2011 11:45:49 AM PST by skeeter
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To: Nachum
The luntic fringe whacko left wing persists in spewing their anti-Second Amendment screed wanting to strip Patiotic, law abiding Americans of their firearms. Holder and his ilk are all lower than human excrement. Time to LOCK AND LOAD!!

WHEN GUNS ARE OUTLAWED...ONLY OUTLAWS WILL HAVE GUNS!!
25 posted on 12/28/2011 11:46:03 AM PST by az.b1bbomberfxr
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To: Nachum

http://www.twitpic.com/7zv0zv

new ticket Weiner/Holder 2012


26 posted on 12/28/2011 11:48:58 AM PST by Fred (On Newt Gingrich - He is a sociopath, but he is our sociopath)
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To: Nachum
"Eric Holder: More cops slain by illegal guns"

He's a very bold man to follow this narrative which was his intent from the beginning and the reason this all started in the first place.

27 posted on 12/28/2011 11:52:31 AM PST by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: Uncle Lonny; MestaMachine
Also, the author of the article (Tim Mak) leaves out some important facts.

There is no mention of "illegal firearms" in the report itself.

In fact the chairman of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (responsible for the report) had this to say:

"Drastic budget cuts affecting law enforcement agencies across the country have put our officers at grave risk," said National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund chairman Craig Floyd.

"At a time when officers are facing a more cold-blooded criminal element and fighting a war on terror, we are cutting vital resources necessary to ensure their safety and the safety of the innocent citizens they protect."

By the end of this year, nearly 12,000 police officers and sheriff's deputies will have been laid off, according to a U.S. Department of Justice report released in October. And nearly 30,000 law enforcement jobs are unfilled.

Source

28 posted on 12/28/2011 11:52:58 AM PST by thouworm (.)
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To: jagusafr

`Whom the gods would destroy they first make mad’ comes to mind. But I think you’re right: this is hybris on a scale that would make an ancient Greek playwright shake his head.
There’s still something to be said for the possibility that he’s lost whatever marbles this political hack ever had. It’s like the orphan who killed his parents defense.


29 posted on 12/28/2011 11:57:19 AM PST by tumblindice
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To: Nachum
The increase in the actual number of 'firearm related' (whatever that is) officer deaths is nine. Given the 680,000 police officers in the US, that looks more like statistical 'noise' than a trend.
30 posted on 12/28/2011 12:00:29 PM PST by Grut
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To: oldbrowser

Additional info on the report (although not responsive to the detailed breakdown you and I would like to see).

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/report-shows-us-police-fatalities-rose-13-percent-in-2011-as-firearms-related-killings-soared/2011/12/28/gIQA7ZNDMP_story.html

PS: Good tagline


31 posted on 12/28/2011 12:00:28 PM PST by thouworm (.)
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To: Nachum

Shut up and go to prison, Holder.


32 posted on 12/28/2011 12:01:55 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: Nachum
So, that would mean that all 173 cases were solved, all the weapons were found and were proven to be the one used in the crime, and illegaly-owned.
33 posted on 12/28/2011 12:03:43 PM PST by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: Nachum

SO, as long as he and his masters are the one sanctioning a murder with a firearm, it’s okay


34 posted on 12/28/2011 12:10:28 PM PST by drypowder
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To: harpu

Surely Holder is including the illegal guns that make their way back across the border from Mexico. He needs to look squarely in the mirror before making his statement about illegal guns.


35 posted on 12/28/2011 12:10:55 PM PST by DaveA37
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To: thouworm

“”By the end of this year, nearly 12,000 police officers and sheriff’s deputies will have been laid off, according to a U.S. Department of Justice report released in October. And nearly 30,000 law enforcement jobs are unfilled.”

Great! Still too damn many.


36 posted on 12/28/2011 12:18:34 PM PST by saleman (!!!!)
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To: Joe Brower; Travis McGee; LucyT; vette6387; MetaThought; 60Gunner; XHogPilot; FreedomPoster; ...
obama's orders. Straight up.
"If they bring a knife, WE bring a gun."
Now WHO was he talking to?


37 posted on 12/28/2011 12:18:49 PM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: thouworm

But they support ze bam. They will stand with their stupid union and praise the bastich to high heaven while ‘holder’s people’ shoot them down. And they see no irony in this?


38 posted on 12/28/2011 12:25:27 PM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: Nachum

Not slain by law-abiding gun owners. Slain by thugs that leftist society won’t control, who grew up running wild in dysfunctional homes.


39 posted on 12/28/2011 12:26:30 PM PST by Socon-Econ (Socon-Econ)
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To: Progov

There are no words to describe holder’s hypocrisy and dishonesty. None.


40 posted on 12/28/2011 12:28:37 PM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: Nachum
Mr. Holder is full of $hit! Considering there are close to 900,000 local, State and Federal law enforcement officers in the US, an increase of 9 firearms-related deaths is statistically insignificant. In fact, the total of 173 law enforcement deaths versus 900,000 would indicate that law enforcement is a relatively safe job.

By contrast, there were a total of 27 fewer firearms-related deaths of law enforcement officers in 2008 versus 2007. I don't recall the DOJ bragging about the 40% decrease back in 2008.

Again, given the total number of US law enforcement personnel the 27 decrease in 2008 is statistically insignificant.

41 posted on 12/28/2011 12:35:15 PM PST by suijuris
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To: ColdOne

They can’t stop, the plans they have for this country aren’t possible until they can find a way to disarm us. If Zero is reelected I suspect the number one domestic priority will be shutting down the second amendment, one way or another.


42 posted on 12/28/2011 1:22:29 PM PST by cbvanb
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To: Nachum

173 Police Officers Killed
200+ US & Mexican Citizens Killed by Eric Holder

We need to focus on the bigger crime first.

Police officers are no more important than citizens and do not deserve special treatment.


43 posted on 12/28/2011 1:24:31 PM PST by Erik Latranyi
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To: D-fendr
It’s time to make them Double Secret Illegal.

Then the penalty can be Double Secret Probation!

This progression is disturbing. Murder is illegal. However we need to make murder with a knife, gun, car, bat, etc. illegal too...

44 posted on 12/28/2011 1:25:34 PM PST by DrDavid (George Orwell was an optimist.)
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To: edpc

Some boffins in the social sciences should commission a study as to whether criminals obey the law.

/sarc.


45 posted on 12/28/2011 1:54:56 PM PST by Voice of Reason1 ("Absolute power corrupts absolutely” Lord Acton 1887)
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To: Nachum

Shame: who needs it?


46 posted on 12/28/2011 2:13:46 PM PST by Oztrich Boy (Whatever happened to that Amy Summerland sailing chick?)
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To: thouworm
There is no mention of "illegal firearms" in the report itself.

IOWs this is a lie that Eric "The Coward" Holder made up out of whole cloth.
Not a shred of truth in it.

47 posted on 12/28/2011 3:19:00 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Socon-Econ

Precisely.

Wonder how many were the black? After all, he loves talking about race......except when the facts are ugly.


48 posted on 12/28/2011 3:37:28 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (Let's apply the "reasonable man" standard to gun laws. How many would stand?)
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To: MestaMachine; Berlin_Freeper; Hotlanta Mike; Silentgypsy; repubmom; HANG THE EXPENSE; Nepeta; ...
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0bummer's orders:

"If they bring a knife, WE bring a gun."

Now WHO was he talking to?

49 posted on 12/28/2011 6:10:29 PM PST by LucyT
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To: Uncle Lonny
No mention by Holder of the ambush killings of police which have surged the last couple of years where many of the perps are black who murder white cops.

Odd how the MSM has missed that connection too.../s

50 posted on 12/31/2011 6:40:44 AM PST by GOPJ (Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, Than a fatted calf with hatred - Proverbs 15)
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