“As of Saturday, 47 police officers have died in the US this year after being shot while on duty, up from 38 for the same time in 2008, which was the lowest number of gunfire deaths since 1956, according to the data…
“There’s an increasingly desperate population out there,” said Eugene O’Donnell, a professor of police studies at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York. “Other than in rare cases for ideological reasons, we really haven’t seen people taking on the cops head-to-head.”
I’m not sure what this means. Maybe that’s something we should discuss. One way or the other, I can only imagine that the trend will grow as people become increasingly destitute and as the police become ever-more-apparently the hired-hands of the richest in our society.