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‘War on Cops’ Notion Turned on Its Head After Data Shows Attacks on Police Are at Historic Low

The recent mass shootings of police officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge, Louisiana earlier this month has some conservatives rushing to place blame on the Obama administration. Others point the finger at Black Lives Matter for their “anti-police” rhetoric and efforts to spur an all-out “war on cops.” Data released by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund shows that this couldn’t be further from the truth.

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5 thoughts on “‘War on Cops’ Notion Turned on Its Head After Data Shows Attacks on Police Are at Historic Low

  1. I am curious, how did you arrived at these facts? What information did you glean in order to arrive at your stats? For just the yrs of 2008-2015, 397 police officers were shot and killed in the line of duty. This is the same time period that President Obama has been in office. So how did you arrive at the number 62?

  2. Yeah, I'd like to share this, but I'd need to see the source of the stats first. I can't really find anything that delinates data by presidential term like this does.

  3. Jd Chandler says:

    Lori, I know it's difficult to under stand, but it's called mathematics. You take the total number and divide by the number of years and it gives you an average. I understand that the majority of Americans, including you evidently, don't get the concept, but it is well recognized.

  4. Dave Larson says:

    the stats are correct

  5. Jesse Lunger says:

    Jd Chandler Lori asked a good question. When somebody says average intentional police killing, there has to be a time frame associated to it, otherwise it makes no sense, because it has to be average to…what? Some people in the comments cleared it up. Its also not called mathematics, its called statistics. Mathematics refers to any mathmatical function, whether relevant or not. For instance saying 64/8=8 is mathematics because 8 is the correct answer, but it does not need to have any relation to anything. Statistics typically is a way of combining, usually probability, with real world events or things.

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