President Trump: Police Deserve Respect Must Condemn Dangerous Anti Police Prejudice

Website: A police officers is dangerous, there are many occupations in which the fatal-injury rate is much higher. The most dangerous occupation in 2016 was logging, fishing, aircraft pilot, construction workers, agricultural jobs and roofing. The rate of fatal injuries for police officers ranked 16th.

“In 2016, an officer was assaulted in America on an average of every 10 minutes,” Trump said. “Can you believe that? It’s outrageous, and it’s unacceptable. We must end the attacks on our police, and we must end them right now.”

The “every 10 minutes” data point comes from FBI analysis which found that there were 57,180 officers who’d been victims of line-of-duty assaults that year, about one officer assaulted every 9.2 minutes. The number of assaults was up from the year prior.

“I have directed the Justice Department,” he said, “to do everything in its power to defend the lives of American law enforcement.”

While it’s certainly the case that the deaths of law enforcement officers in the line of duty are tragedies, there is some good news: The number of such deaths has been steady or falling in recent years.

There are a few different places that aggregate this data. One is the Officer Down Memorial Page, which lists each individual fatality in a given year, including data on the cause of death and the number of deaths by state and month. Using that data, we can visualize the number of fatalities over the last 30 years, a period that includes the peak in violent crime in the country in the early 1990s. (The spike in the second half of 2001 should be self-explanatory.)

Bear in mind, though, that over that time, the number of police officers has increased. Having a consistent number of deaths in a growing population means that the rate of deaths is declining.

Before 2003, the measure was listed as “Police and detectives, including supervisors.” After, it was “Police and sheriff’s patrol officers” — and the fatal injury rate jumped up. Over the past decade, though, the rates have generally been significantly lower. In 2015, the fatal injury rate was about what it was when the BLS figure included supervisory staff.

A camera is a cops worse fear.

Brainwashed coward cops are not prejudice who they beat or kill. In this day and age no one is safe from the police.

Police accountability? A police officers job is just so hard, we just can’t expect them to be accountable to the people they’re supposed to be serving and protecting. How dare we question authority or demand transparency and accountability from the people who carry guns to enforce the laws of this benevolent government. *

* KNOW Your RIGHTS when dealing with the Police: The Supreme Court recommends you DON’T talk to police.

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