With the record amount of police being shot this year there is no doubt the anti-police views by many are fueling some to shot to kill the police. 60 police officers in the States have died in 2016 from firearms, 20 being ambushed in assassination type shootings. This is an increase of 67% (of officers being murdered) compared to this time in 2015. Incredibly high numbers should concern everyone and particularly police officers in Canada.
Police leaders throughout the States are making it clear; the increase in officers being murdered is directly related to all the anti-police talk and action from some groups. My complaint has always been that any anti-police comments or actions paint every police officer as a racist or thug, when in fact the vast majority of police officers are outstanding at what they do, are highly trained and whom everyone should be proud of.
By portraying every cop in a negative light it means every cop will be targeted like the 60. The 20 officers who were assassinated by ambush were all great police officers with outstanding careers. What a waste!
Craig BromellLINK TO NEWS ARTICLE