But it's not!
These statistics are from the Officer Down Memorial Page ... this is 2016 so far:
And a few previous years ...
I believe our community protection employees (fire fighters, ambulance drivers, water rescue) have a life risking job all of the time. So I am outraged when people are killing them because of their uniform!
No matter that I am not a persecuted ethnicity, I don't see THAT as a reason to kill. MOST of the time, the police have had to kill offenders not based upon their skin color or religion or anything other than the breaking of the law (and maybe background information obtained right before they pulled up) that is happening right then. Many will disagree with my opinion. Your prerogative. I have police and firefighters as family and friends and neighbors. All of them are outstanding humans.
From the Washington Post ... statistics of 2015 police involved killings, broken down into categories.
These numbers don't look out of balance just by the figures alone. Twice as many whites as blacks have been killed by police. It would be interesting to research the demographics that go with the numbers ... right now I'm too lazy to look things up.
Yes, you can unfollow me on Facebook or unsubscribe from this blog. It seems like a small percentage of "bad cops" has gone a long, long way.