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Police Deaths Up 31% In First Six Months Of 2014
WDOV 1410 News Radio ^ | July 22, 2014

Posted on 07/22/2014 12:31:08 PM PDT by beaversmom

The number of cops killed nationwide in the line of duty was up 31 percent during the first six months of this year. A new report by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund shows California leading all states with eight police officer deaths, followed by New York, Florida, Texas and Virginia with four each. Fund Chairman Craig Floyd says there's been a 37-percent increase in traffic-related incidents and a 56-percent increase in officers killed by gunfire, five of them in ambush-style attacks.

Craig blames those attacks, including the one earlier this month on Jersey City police officer Melvin Santiago and one last month on two Las Vegas police officers, on anti-government sentiment and says law enforcement needs to get tougher.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: leo

1 posted on 07/22/2014 12:31:08 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: beaversmom

“Craig blames those attacks, .... on anti-government sentiment and says law enforcement needs to get tougher.”

Get a bigger hammer, its what police states do.

Looks like the guy is playing with the numbers. Statistics and liars.


2 posted on 07/22/2014 12:33:02 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: beaversmom
Floyd is a liar.

If "anti-government" extremists were responsible the media would never let us hear the end of it.

More likely Floyd is worried about the threat "anti-government" types represent to his retirement plan.

3 posted on 07/22/2014 12:36:31 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: beaversmom

How about civilian and dog shooting by cops?


4 posted on 07/22/2014 12:36:39 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: driftdiver

I’d like to see the numbers of Americans killed during SWAT team raids made to wrong addresses. I’ll bet those deaths are up at least 31% also.


5 posted on 07/22/2014 12:36:57 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (America is not a refugee camp! It is my home!!!)
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To: beaversmom

Maybe the JBT’s will get the message...


6 posted on 07/22/2014 12:38:02 PM PDT by ex91B10 (We've tried the Soap Box,the Ballot Box and the Jury Box; ONE BOX LEFT!)
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To: driftdiver

I suspect the number of cops killed by pro-Government black democrat criminals is waaaaaaaaay higher than the number of cops killed by Republicans, Tea Party members or Ron Paul (small government) people - together.... I’ll bet it’s close to a hundred to one... maybe a thousand to one since the election of Obama...


7 posted on 07/22/2014 12:39:08 PM PDT by GOPJ (To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize-Voltaire)
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To: skeeter

The only anti-government movement is the anarchists on the far left. Conservatives just want smaller, less intrusive government.


8 posted on 07/22/2014 12:39:13 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (The cure has become worse than the disease. Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: beaversmom

How about the number of dogs killed by cops?


9 posted on 07/22/2014 12:39:59 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: beaversmom

I find it curious that Illinois is missing from the list. After all, Chicago is the murder capital of the U.S.


10 posted on 07/22/2014 12:40:13 PM PDT by DJ Taylor (Once again our country is at war,and once again the Democrats have sided with our enemy.)
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To: beaversmom

I find it curious that Illinois is missing from the list. After all, Chicago is the murder capital of the U.S.


11 posted on 07/22/2014 12:40:13 PM PDT by DJ Taylor (Once again our country is at war,and once again the Democrats have sided with our enemy.)
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To: skeeter

BTW Floyd spent years as a legislative assistant to corrupt Rep Mario Biaggi, democrat from the Bronx. In other words he’s a political hack.


12 posted on 07/22/2014 12:40:14 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: beaversmom

It’s called Karma, for shooting all those unarmed dogs.


13 posted on 07/22/2014 12:44:17 PM PDT by GT1945
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To: beaversmom

So they paid this clown $222,000 in 2012 to give the fund a continued raison d’etre by encouraging cops to pick fights. Nice.


14 posted on 07/22/2014 12:48:54 PM PDT by Stentor (Maybe the Goldman Sachs thing is just a coincidence. /S)
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To: beaversmom

Are dog shootings down?


15 posted on 07/22/2014 12:55:36 PM PDT by loungitude (The truth hurts.)
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To: beaversmom

The deaths of these cops is unfortunate to say the least. Its offensive that these people never worry about the deaths of innocents. Its also offensive that their answer to every problem is greater force and more authority.


16 posted on 07/22/2014 12:55:40 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: beaversmom

Total B.S.

FBI Crime Stats show overall crime has been going down for the last 20 plus years.

The people with the lowest crime rate per capita are the veterans and gun owners.

One poster mentioned Chicago, which crime has sky rocketed, has been left out?

I would not believe this report for one second and challenge its, most likely, cherry picked data.


17 posted on 07/22/2014 12:57:07 PM PDT by Enlightened1
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To: beaversmom

What do they expect? The police have been militarized to the point that cops consider every interaction with a citizen as a hostile encounter.

Drug raids are conducted with military uniforms, weapons, and armored vehicles.

Pet dogs are murdered without any shred of human decency.

The cops have declared war on the general public and they are suffering the consequences of their actions.


18 posted on 07/22/2014 12:59:49 PM PDT by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED.)
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To: GOPJ

I’d bet it’s 10,000 to Ø.


19 posted on 07/22/2014 1:00:03 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: GOPJ

From the figures they post, it can’t be a thousand to one because there is no way that a thousand cops have been killed intentionally in the last five years. The figures lump traffic accidents in with deliberate killings, and with these “way high figures” 45 states have fewer than 4 deaths, and only one has more than four deaths. Even in this “abnormally high year” they can’t be on pace to break 200, and that is including all sorts of traffic deaths in the figure.


20 posted on 07/22/2014 1:04:22 PM PDT by Hieronymus ( (It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged. --G.K. Chesterton))
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To: driftdiver
Its also offensive that their answer to every problem is greater force and more authority.
Except when the perps are Muslims or Illegals, then we have to be more ... understanding.

21 posted on 07/22/2014 1:12:02 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: MaxMax

According to their site, there have been 749 police deaths from the beginning of 2009 to date. There have been 70 this year, 28 of which are “fire arms related,” up from 17 YTD the previous year. I think friendly fire would be included in this category.

Total shot and killed over five and a half years—likely between 200 and 300—after one knocks out friendly fire, it wouldn’t surprise me if cops have shot and killed more innocent or helpless people over the period than cops shot by non-cops.


22 posted on 07/22/2014 1:17:19 PM PDT by Hieronymus ( (It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged. --G.K. Chesterton))
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To: driftdiver
Looks like the guy is playing with the numbers. Statistics and liars.

True that. His agenda is obvious.

The annualized 2014 month-to- date numbers project approx. 120 total police line-of-duty deaths for 2014. Total line-of-duty deaths in 2013 was 95; much lower than most years.

When you consider the overall trend, the job of police officer is much safer than it used to be. There were 125 line of duty deaths in 2012; 179 in 2011; 177 in 2010 and 126 in 2009. In fact, police officer line-of-duty deaths were actually much higher in the 1980s and 1990s.

Regarding firearms related line-of-duty deaths, annualized 2014 month to date numbers project approx. total of 48 for 2014. This compares to 32 in 2013; 48 in 2012; 68 in 2011; 59 in 2010 and 49 in 2009. The authors premise of rising anti-government sentiment resulting in increased police line of duty deaths if BS, but it sure made a great headline.

23 posted on 07/22/2014 1:18:27 PM PDT by suijuris
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To: Hieronymus

No need to speculate, the data are readily available.

And you are correct. In 2012 there were 48 feloniously killed.

http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/leoka/2012/officers-feloniously-killed/felonious_topic_page_-2012


24 posted on 07/22/2014 1:21:55 PM PDT by SargeK
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To: beaversmom
Craig blames those attacks, including the one earlier this month on Jersey City police officer Melvin Santiago and one last month on two Las Vegas police officers, on anti-government sentiment and says law enforcement needs to get tougher.

Oh, that will work well...

25 posted on 07/22/2014 1:22:16 PM PDT by kiryandil (making the jests that some FReepers aren't allowed to...)
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To: driftdiver

Playing with numbers ...

K-9 count as one.

Wrong address SWAT caused police deaths counted as well.


26 posted on 07/22/2014 1:24:36 PM PDT by George from New England (escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
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To: 43north

“The cops have declared war on the general public and they are suffering the consequences of their actions.”

I suspect a good number of shootings of policemen occur where 1%s want to either keep their area clean or they are trying to gentrify an area that had previously been abandoned by People That Matter.

For many of us little people, cops stopped doing anything but write traffic reports years ago...


27 posted on 07/22/2014 1:24:45 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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Article by Mark Steyn—FR link and direct link:

Reading the Tea Leaves In Johnson County:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3146586/posts

http://www.steynonline.com/6210/reading-the-tea-leaves-in-johnson-county

Excerpt:

~On the other hand, tea-wise, the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department is taking it to a whole other level. Two years ago, at 7.30 one April morning, a sleepy Bob Harte staggered to the front door of his home in Leawood, Kansas to answer a knock and found a fully-armed SWAT team outside preparing to use the battering ram. They shoved him to the floor, surrounded him with pointing rifles, and the whole rigmarole began...

When it was, eventually, over, and the home invaders left empty-handed, Bob and Addie Harte were naturally curious as to what they’d done to attract the attentions of the chocolate soldiers of Kansas law enforcement. The Johnson County Sheriff’s Department refused to say: There’s no sunshine in the Sunflower State, and the latest attempt to let some light in on the dank sewer of Kansas public records died in the legislature on March 25th. So it took a year and 25 grand in legal bills for Mr and Mrs Harte to find out why they and their children were on the receiving end of a paramilitary raid.


28 posted on 07/22/2014 1:28:02 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: beaversmom

One of the warning signs for coming civil unrest.


29 posted on 07/22/2014 1:32:50 PM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: beaversmom

Right, with a flood of meth from Mexico and heroin from Afghanistan it’s not dope dealers, it’s patriots causing the problem.


30 posted on 07/22/2014 1:40:16 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: beaversmom

This is a “drive by” story. The lack of details has the smack of “Everybody panic!” Why? “BECAUSE!!!”

http://www.odmp.org/search/year?year=2013

Here is some stats from 2013, Line of duty LEO deaths (including federal) by cause:

Line of Duty Deaths: 105

9/11 related illness: 1
Aircraft accident: 1
Automobile accident: 25
Boating accident: 1
Bomb: 1
Drowned: 2
Duty related illness: 1
Electrocuted: 1
Fall: 4
Fire: 1
Gunfire: 30
Gunfire (Accidental): 2
Heart attack: 10
Motorcycle accident: 4
Stabbed: 2
Struck by vehicle: 8
Training accident: 2
Vehicle pursuit: 4
Vehicular assault: 5

Fatalities in the first six months of that year: 53

A 31% increase in the first six months of this year: 69 (+16).

Importantly, the “anti-government sentiment” he mentions in New Jersey, was when a member of the Bloods street gang murdered a police officer, and was in turn killed at the time by a police officer, causing the Bloods gang to call for assassinating police officers in New Jersey. Not your typical “anti-government sentiment”.

As far as Las Vegas goes, it was the psychotic white couple who murdered two officers at lunch and several other people, dropping a Nazi flag on one and a Don’t Tread on Me flag on the other. Remember them? Total nuts. Were kicked out of the standoff at the ranch in Nevada.


31 posted on 07/22/2014 1:40:20 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("Don't compare me to the almighty, compare me to the alternative." -Obama, 09-24-11)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

In all the stats in this thread, odd that no cops commit suicide.


32 posted on 07/22/2014 1:46:52 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: driftdiver

2013 had the fewest cops killed by gunfire since the 1800s. It’s hardly a surprise, however unfortunate, that we’d see an increase from that low number.


33 posted on 07/22/2014 1:57:35 PM PDT by the808bass ( I am the rodeo clown for your pain.)
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To: DJ Taylor

I find it curious that Illinois is missing from the list. After all, Chicago is the murder capital of the U.S.


Chicago cops don’t go into THOSE neighborhoods.


34 posted on 07/22/2014 2:11:02 PM PDT by o-n-money (ned)
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To: SargeK

And from a post further down, it looks like 38 tops for 2013—some of the vehicular stuff is fuzzy.

(And I’d argue that taking more precise data from a portion of a period which is random and not cherry picked isn’t speculating, but, when done with a margin of error in mind, estimation.—If you can come up with stats for the full five and a half years it would be great.)


35 posted on 07/22/2014 2:12:45 PM PDT by Hieronymus ( (It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged. --G.K. Chesterton))
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To: Hieronymus; MaxMax
It's like Max says - it's more like 10,000 to 0.... I'm not talking about the number of cops killed - because you're right - not that many cops are killed in the United States (thank God). I was talking about proportion and I should have presented my number as a percentage. Something like less than one half of one percent... or lower....

Here's why I'm upset with this issue: The insanity of calling someone 'anti-govrenment' without listing people who are 'pro-governemtment' is a totalitarian move against people who are conservative.

There are "pro-government people AND anti government people.

List them both.

List the crimes of both groups.

List the number of cops killed by both groups. Do it as a percentage of population.

Tell the whole story...

So my original thought stays: Black democrats who are in favor of large government and lots of social programs do the highest percentage of crimes... as a portion of their share of the population. White Tea Party members (who believe in small government) do the LEAST amount of crime. Since killing a police officer IS a crime I'm including it ... the math will hold.

Bill Ayers - who ghost wrote 'Dreams of My Father' for President Obama ( AND IS A FRIEND of Obama's) wrote a book called 'Prairie Fire' and that book was dedicated to all the people who had killed a police officer.

Bill Ayers' book is NOT ONLY DEDICATED to cop KILLERS, AYERS NAMES THEM ALL.

The left is full of haters... why aren't they listed as 'pro-government' types? Hieronymus? Can you tell me?

YOU Hieronymus - how would Holder and the MSM react to a book dedicated to cop killers IF IT HAD BEEN WRITTEN BY A TEA PARTY MEMBER... Tell me Hieronymus... I think you have that answer.

36 posted on 07/22/2014 2:31:16 PM PDT by GOPJ (To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize-Voltaire)
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To: GOPJ
You used the low impact 0, use the Ø for a much broader impact. lol

I was trying to figure out what Hieronymus meant and so I looked it up and became
more confused about how a "Early Netherlandish painter" had anything to do with this.
So, I came full circle and reliazed it was another poster you were talking to.

I'm going to bed now. This always happens when I'm tired.

37 posted on 07/22/2014 2:41:19 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: beaversmom

The police are the enemy now. They won’t be getting any sympathy from this victim of federal tyranny.


38 posted on 07/22/2014 3:16:01 PM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: DBrow

Law enforcement is intensely aware of police suicide, but it is extremely hard to track, with arguments over ‘on duty’ or ‘off duty’, whether insurance will pay survivors the same for suicide, and if “someone is to blame for *driving* them to suicide”, not giving them appropriate counseling, not seeing the ‘signs’, etc., ad nauseum.

Generally, it is a nightmare for the entire department. Everybody will have to get psych evaluations, get drug tested, internal affairs will have to reexamine his entire record, any pending cases may have to be dismissed, you name it.

And then, at the national level, states report very different data to the FBI for its annual Uniform Crime Report.


39 posted on 07/22/2014 3:30:52 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("Don't compare me to the almighty, compare me to the alternative." -Obama, 09-24-11)
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To: Enlightened1

Crime is down, this year has seen an increase to in ambush attacks on police, Chicago’s stats could be left out because they either don’t report uniform crime stats (highly unlikely) to the fib or did not or would not have mid year stats available for release.

Anyone blaming the increased deaths of officers from gunshots on anti govt extremists may he extrapolating based upon a couple of incidents to promote there political viewpoints.

but there is hey noticeable increase in ambush attacks on police.


40 posted on 07/22/2014 4:42:46 PM PDT by TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig (This town needs an enema)
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To: Born to Conserve

You realize that writing off the police based upon anecdotal evidence of the police being part of the federal government’s unconstitutional expansion of powers is counter productive and merely isolates our cause more.

We need to maintain a relationship with the police so if things get worse at the federal level they side with us rather than the fascistic masters in D.C..


41 posted on 07/22/2014 4:52:36 PM PDT by TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig (This town needs an enema)
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To: beaversmom

Ambush style attacks, aka drug gangs in gun free zones.


42 posted on 07/22/2014 5:19:44 PM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est. New US economy: Fascism on top, Socialism on the bottom.)
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To: TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig

Why don’t you tell me what my thoughts are based on.

Butt out.


43 posted on 07/22/2014 6:43:01 PM PDT by Born to Conserve
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