Obama sparked a war on cops. And George Floyd poured lighter fluid on an open flame.
Now, the Biden Administration sits idly by as the boys in blue are picked off like hyenas wondering past a pack of hungry lions.
The surge in violence directed at law enforcement is alarming at the very least. And a 91% increase in attacks should mobilize a response like we’ve never seen before.
Fox News adds:
The National Fraternal Order of Police found that 51 law enforcement officers were shot, 13 of whom died, in 40 ambush-style attacks as of June 30, a 91% jump from the same time last year. In all of 2020, there were 48 ambush-style attacks, which left 60 officers wounded, 12 fatally, according to the group’s 2020 summary.
Meanwhile, 150 officers were shot as of Wednesday night and 28 have been killed by gunfire so far this year, the FOP’s statistics found.
Unfortunately, those numbers are steadily climbing. Just last week, Atlanta officers answered the call of “shots fired” only to be ambushed upon arrival.
The article elaborates:
The officers had gone into an apartment building to investigate and “were immediately approached with gunfire when the elevator door opened,” Deputy Atlanta Police Chief Charles Hampton Jr. said Wednesday.
The officers returned fire, killing one suspect, police said.
A bystander reported hearing a barrage of shots and said he later saw an officer bleeding badly while being rushed from the scene on Peachtree Street, a major thoroughfare in the bustling Midtown district.
Atlanta Police Chief Rodney Bryant said responded to the situation. “These officers were ambushed,” he said. Then, Bryant added: “It is only through their training and by the grace of God that these officers did not come upon a more tragic situation.”
Sadly, these ambushes rarely end without injury. Unfortunately, ambushes are the only statistic facing alarming surges.
FBI Data exposes the awful truth.
According to the FBI’s Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted database (LEOKA), fatal felony attacks on officers spiked 31.6% in early 2021. By the end of April, police departments had reported a total of 25 police officers killed in felony attacks. At the same time last year, that number was 19.
That number has already surged higher, up to 31 officers killed in felony attacks as of May 26th. That’s 55% higher than the 20 officers killed at this time last year. The FBI stats show 12 of the officers were killed in unprovoked attacks.
“Frankly, I’m sick of being on the defensive,” said Ed Wojcicki, the Executive Director of the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police. “People seem to feel more emboldened to prod the officers, in some cases physically harm them.”
Wojcicki hit the nail on the head. In the beginning, Obama made thugs feel emboldened to challenge the police. And the events folding out since then only heightened the entitlements. And now we live in a entanglement of “defund the police” that leaves us all vulnerable. Criminals and thugs no longer avoid the police. Instead, they brazenly commit their crimes in broad daylight. Because they believe no one can stop them. And so far, that appears to be the truth. Who wants to be the police when the cards are clearly stacked against them?