• YIKES: Police Officer Deaths Spike 56 Percent In 2014

    In the wake of the high-profile police shooting deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, as Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke puts it, a climate of anti-police rhetoric created a “pathway” of hate that led to the execution-style killing of two New York City police officers.

    And now a heartbreaking statistic shows that shooting deaths of American law enforcement officers spiked 56 percent in 2014, including over a dozen ambush attacks against police.

    Some 126 officers at the “federal, state, local, tribal and territorial” levels were killed in the line of duty, a 24 percent increase from 102 deaths in 2013, according to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. Out of those deaths, 50 were gun related.


    And if those figures aren’t bad enough, it’s being reported that “scared” police officers are ignoring “minor crimes” because the officers fear racially-motivated reprisals.

    “I’m not writing any summonses. Do you think I’m going to stand there so someone can shoot me or hit me in the head with an ax?” one cop told the New York Post.

    “I’m concerned about my safety,” the cop added. “I want to go to home to my wife and kids.”

    “My guys are writing almost no summonses, and probably only making arrests when they have to — like when a store catches a shoplifter,” a NYPD supervisor said.

    Indeed, overall arrests are down 66 percent for the week starting Dec. 22 in New York City, compared with the same period in 2013.

    Police Commissioner Bill Bratton sees a lasting cold war between New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and the NYPD. Bratton says morale among cops is undeniably low.

    Cops across the country also “feel under attack,” including from “the federal government at the highest levels,” Braton added.

    Meanwhile, the anti-police hate isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.

    Protests and marches are being planned from Kalamazoo, Michigan to New York City.

    Some agitators have vowed to shut down New Year’s Eve celebrations in New York City because “business as usual in Amerikkka includes wanton police murder of Black people.”

    Hopefully, that doesn’t happen.

    Jerome Hudson

    Managing Editor

    Jerome Hudson has written for numerous national outlets, including The Hill, National Review, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was recognized as one of Florida’s emerging stars, having been included in the list “25 Under 30: Florida’s Rising Young Political Class.” Hudson is a Savannah, Ga. native who currently resides in Florida.

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