Posts tagged War on Cops

Siege Mentality (Cont’d)

Despite constant siege-mentality rhetoric, constantly invoked as a reason for police to be ever more aggressively controlling, ever more trigger-happy, ever more insulated from criticism in the name of officer safety, as a matter of fact, there has never been a safer time to be a police officer in the United States.

Shared Article from the Guardian

FBI data showing drop in police deaths undermines 'war on cops' …

Preliminary data show a 20% decrease in number of officers intentionally killed in the line of duty and the second-lowest total in the past 12 years

Jamiles Lartey @ theguardian.com


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Wednesday Lazy Linking

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<li><p><a href="http://cherylcline.wordpress.com/2011/04/04/more-textual-emetics/">More Textual Emetics. cherylcline, <cite>der Blaustrumpf</cite> (2011-04-04)</a>. <q>I know that going after comments is cheap, but they do allow us to know what people really sound like without benefit of editors, proofreaders, fact-checkers, PR vetters, and so on.  Kind of like blogs themselves! Anyway, in the post “Obama’s judgment,” about the followup to Mother Jones‘ Kevin Drum...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Tuesday 2011-04-05.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="http://reason.com/archives/2011/04/01/oh-what-a-lovely-budget-item">Oh What a Lovely Budget Item. Jesse Walker, <cite>Jesse Walker: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts.</cite> (2011-04-01)</a>. <q>When Bill Kristol endorsed America&#39;s intervention in Libya, the Weekly Standard editor was being completely consistent with everything else he has said about American foreign policy. He just wasn&#39;t being consistent with his pose as a proponent of fiscal restraint. It&#39;s bracing to watch Kristol twirl so easily from denouncing...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Tuesday 2011-04-05.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="http://www.copblock.org/2198/is-violence-against-cops-really-increasing/">Is Violence Against Cops Really Increasing? Paula Parmeley Carter, <cite>Cop Block</cite> (2011-04-05)</a>. <q>Attorney General Eric Holder is concerned about the number of law enforcement deaths that have occurred so far this year. In fact, he is so concerned that he has announced a new Law Enforcement Safety Initiative. This is not the first we have heard about this alleged increase in violence...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Tuesday 2011-04-05.)</em></p></li>