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Wed Nov 26, 2014, 08:48 AM

Being A Cop Has Never Been Safer

Itís an important reminder when Cleveland police kill a 12-year-old boy carrying a toy gun. Itís an important reminder when we see stories that police have killed more people in Utah over the past five years than any other form of violence outside of domestic conflict. Police have killed more people in Utah since 2010 than gangs or drug dealers. Obviously, itís a positive that fewer officers are being killed in the line of duty, just as itís a positive that crime trends are heading down. We should be worried, though, if police internalize the idea that this increase in their own shootings is what is keeping them safe in the field and not the general drop in crime.

http://reason.com/blog/2014/11/24/killing-of-police-officers-down-for-seco?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+reason%2FHitandRun+%28Reason+Online+-+Hit+%26+Run+Blog%29

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Historic NY Nov 2014 #1

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Wed Nov 26, 2014, 09:35 AM

1. Well gun deaths are up this year...

using the KIA number doesn't reflect how many have been severely wounded or disabled due to a variety of causes. *Note the more liberal states has the highest number, next comes Texas.

http://www.nleomf.org/facts/officer-fatalities-data/

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