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War on Cops

Law-Enforcement Deaths by Gunfire Up by 150% This Year

LEE STRANAHAN reporting for Breitbart: A disturbing increase in police casualties has been revealed by the Officer Down Memorial Page, a website dedicated to chronicling the deaths of law-enforcement officers. It is said that the number of police officers killed by gunfire in the line of duty this year is up 150%.

March was the month during which police force suffered the most, with a total of 16 law-enforcement officers killed. Five of those March deaths were caused by gunfire.

As bad as this statistic looks, the overall death total is actually down 3% from 2015 and the same period this year. However, the sudden jump in gunfire related deaths is alarming, especially if you consider the amount and strength of never-ending barrage of anti-police rhetoric by protest groups, such as Black Lives Matter.

Certain deaths have been directly related to hatred towards police among certain social groups. For example, the recent murder of Virginia state police trooper Chad Dermer at a Greyhound bus station in Richmond on March 31 was committed by a man, James Brown III, whose ex-girlfriend told the Associated Press “frequently expressed his hatred towards the police.”

Most protest are incited by certain political movements, like the aforementioned Black Lives Matter, and while many protesters are relatively peaceful, there are some radical elements that usually make up a significant portion of cop killers.

By Stefan Paraber for GIA

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