Special to Freedom’s Phoenix
Police apologists around the nation are exploiting the deaths of officers in a brazen attempt to collectively play victim, while daring to blame the people for waging a “war on cops.”
“There's a perception among officers in the field that there’s a war on cops going on,” sneered Richard Roberts, the spokesman for the always-draconian International Union of Police Associations.”
Of course, the only declared domestic “war” is the one that has been waged against us by the police: the drug war. As a result of that war, our “prestigious” law enforcement agencies on all levels have become so militarized that even small town cops look like mech warriors.
To supply these war-wagers, a cottage industry of quasi-government agencies, vendors, and suppliers gobble up absurd amounts of taxpayer dollars to push their TASERS, jail cells, microwave pain rays and naked body scanners. Because the police love you.
In fact, they love you so much that about 360 people within the U.S. die each year at the hands of “trained” police officers, and that’s just by guns alone. (http://abcnews.go.com/US/story?id=95584&page=1)
That’s about 30 civilians a month, more “casualties” than some world conflict zones.
By contrast, 49 officers were killed in all of 2010.
It’s a shame the police unions think they can keep their bloated, arrogant budgets by trampling all over the bodies of their fellow, fallen officers.
If they truly cared about officer safety, the police unions would demand an end to the drug war--- the single biggest threat to officers, and our rights.