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Tue Sep 4, 2012, 07:23 PM

Police Fatality Statistics Show 2012 On Pace To Be Safest Year For Police In 60 Years!

It's been a little more than a year since media outlets and police organizations first started reporting about a mounting "war on cops." Law enforcement officials and commentators blamed budget shortfalls, anti-government sentiment, gun ownership and other causes for the rising violence against police.

We're now about halfway through 2012, and this year is on pace to be the safest ever for America's police officers. Oddly, no one is reporting it.

Fifty officers have died on duty so far this year, a 44-percent decrease from last year, according to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF). More remarkably, 17 have died from gunfire, down 55 percent from last year. (21 died in traffic accidents, the remaining 12 in various other incidents.) If the second half of this year follows the first, fewer officers will have died on duty this year than in any year since 1944, a time when there were far, far fewer police officers.


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/radley-balko/police-fatality-statistics-2012_b_1619725.html

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Reply Police Fatality Statistics Show 2012 On Pace To Be Safest Year For Police In 60 Years! (Original post)
Logical Sep 2012 OP
ileus Sep 2012 #1
rDigital Sep 2012 #2
Simo 1939_1940 Sep 2012 #3
4th law of robotics Sep 2012 #4
rDigital Sep 2012 #5
4th law of robotics Sep 2012 #6
AtheistCrusader Sep 2012 #7
4th law of robotics Sep 2012 #8

Response to Logical (Original post)

Tue Sep 4, 2012, 07:47 PM

1. We lost a couple of troopers this past week.

http://wvgazette.com/News/policeblotter/201209040038


I say we because I work and am used to live in WV.

It's nice to see it being a safer year for our LEO's, hopefully it will continue to improve in the months that are left this year.



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Response to Logical (Original post)

Tue Sep 4, 2012, 09:30 PM

2. This is a great thing. I hope we continue on this trend. nt

 

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Response to Logical (Original post)

Wed Sep 5, 2012, 11:10 AM

3. Great news - may it continue. NT


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Response to Logical (Original post)

Wed Sep 5, 2012, 12:30 PM

4. Even with the AWB lapse and increasing numbers of legally owned guns

 

Are there any claims from the gun-prohibitionists that haven't been entirely debunked by empirical evidence?

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Response to 4th law of robotics (Reply #4)

Wed Sep 5, 2012, 12:56 PM

5. The facts matter not. Guns are inherently evil and need to be banned. nt

 

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Response to rDigital (Reply #5)

Wed Sep 5, 2012, 01:01 PM

6. I thought the gun was good, but the penis was evil?

 

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Response to 4th law of robotics (Reply #6)

Wed Sep 5, 2012, 01:18 PM

7. Guns are penises

please recalibrate your equipment accordingly.

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Response to AtheistCrusader (Reply #7)

Wed Sep 5, 2012, 01:20 PM

8. I've noticed that the people who are most eager to claim "gun = penis"

 

are particularly weary of black guns deeming them more dangerous and more violent than other colored guns.

Hmm . . .

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