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    More officers dying in ambush attacks

    Despite a national campaign focused on police officer safety, the number of officers killed in the line of duty will increase for the second consecutive year, largely because of an alarming spike in ambush-style attacks, a Justice Department review has found.


    Federal and local officials for the past two years have been troubled by the overall number of firearms-related fatalities, which are up 23% so far in 2011, even though violent crime has declined in much of the country, according to preliminary statistics compiled by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

    Yet in 63 of the 65 shooting deaths that the Justice Department has analyzed this year, 73% were the result of ambush or surprise attacks, said Josh Ederheimer, deputy director of the Justice Department's Community Oriented Policing Services Office.

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    Re: More officers dying in ambush attacks

    I can't imagine what military and law enforcement go through. But I'm thankful for both.

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    Re: More officers dying in ambush attacks

    The article doesn't speculate why these ambush style attacks are occurring. My first thought is to blame the drug war.
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    You gotta love the "shark attacks are epidemic" style articles....


    Crunch thier math, it's far less a story than they are making it out to be..... Lol.

    63 total, up %23 percent means there were _____ last year.

    Then crunch that 73% number.


    Its an anti-gun propaganda piece.
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    Re: More officers dying in ambush attacks

    While I agree with Rev that this is mainly an anti-gun crusade; I do have to say that the level of training and equipment that we provide to LEO's (especially at the local and state level) is horrendously insufficient when it comes to firearms related activities. I say this as someone who has a great respect for the job these LEO's do, and as someone who has had the opportunity to shoot competitively alongside LEO's from local cops up to and including FBI, US Border Patrol, and Secret Service agents.

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    Re: More officers dying in ambush attacks

    Because some cops deserve to die. HUH!? IMAGINE THAT!?

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    Re: More officers dying in ambush attacks

    Quote Originally Posted by sookster View Post
    Because some cops deserve to die. HUH!? IMAGINE THAT!?
    EXCUSE ME!!!!!! Are you suggesting that LEO's deserve to be shot solely because of their chosen profession? Or are we just upset that some of them have made you actually follow the law or pay the penalty for not doing so?

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    Re: More officers dying in ambush attacks

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    You gotta love the "shark attacks are epidemic" style articles....


    Crunch thier math, it's far less a story than they are making it out to be..... Lol.

    63 total, up %23 percent means there were _____ last year.

    Then crunch that 73% number.


    Its an anti-gun propaganda piece.
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    Still, I'm always a little surprised how easily some think anything negative must be propaganda aimed at them. It is possible a number is just what the number is.

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    Re: More officers dying in ambush attacks

    Quote Originally Posted by sookster View Post
    Because some cops deserve to die. HUH!? IMAGINE THAT!?
    Dude...this is kind of...crass and insensitive.
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    Re: More officers dying in ambush attacks

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    You gotta love the "shark attacks are epidemic" style articles....


    Crunch thier math, it's far less a story than they are making it out to be..... Lol.

    63 total, up %23 percent means there were _____ last year.

    Then crunch that 73% number.


    Its an anti-gun propaganda piece.
    23% annual increase is quite substantial
    doesn't matter the base
    but what is the long term trend
    was it down 23% the year previous

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