A new report released by the Fraternal Order of Police seeks to draw attention to an ongoing trend of criminals -- most of them black -- calling the police in order to ambush them.
The August 2nd release states that there have so far been 52 ambushes this year, a rise of 126% over 2020. 2020 was the deadliest year for law enforcement in history.
Out of 185 line of duty deaths in 2021, 35 cops were killed by gunfire. In deliberate terrorist ambushes, 67 policemen have been shot, 17 fatally.
The federal government is responsible for analyzing and training officers so that they can avoid becoming victims of premeditated attacks. The FBI's Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted (LEOKA) program appears to be asleep at the wheel, they have not released new data in two years.
Other public service workers, including EMTs and firefighters, are also at risk of being shot at when responding to calls in black areas. Emergency responders are perhaps more than any other demographic baring the brunt of the accelerated anti-racism ideology that has taken grip of various American institutions.
According to the Officer Down Memorial Page, which closely tracks violence against police officers, the numbers 8 months into 2021 compared to 2020 are already staggering. Three cops have been stabbed to death in 2021 compared to 0 in 2020. 15 officers have died from vehicular homicides, compared to 13 in all of last year. Four officers have been killed via assault, compared to 1 in the previous year. And while total gun homicides are lower, 37 vs 45 the previous year, there are still four months to go in the year.
Most cases of officers killed by black criminals float under the radar due to media malpractice. The spell of silence, however, appears to be breaking with the recent death of Ella G. French, the mother of a newborn baby shot during a traffic stop in Chicago yesterday. Mayor Lori Lightfoot, who has been a leading voice in anti-white and anti-police agitation, is facing mounting outcry after this latest incident, including alderman Raymond Lopez telling her to "shut up."
With the 2022 midterms approaching, the Democrats are seeking to downplay their support for "defunding" the police. Both Joe Biden and his spokeswoman Jen Psaki have been publicly condemning the message of left-wing activists like Rep. Cori Bush, who is continuing to call for defunding the police amidst an unsustainable black crime wave.
While anti-police sentiment seems to be subsiding more than a year after the death of George Floyd, some "woke" cities continue to go off the deep end. In Seattle, social workers are likely to be dispatched instead of the police in response to calls about emotionally disturbed people. Cops in Seattle have already signaled that they will no longer be responding to behavioral health crises due to the strict restrictions on law enforcement behavior in such an instance. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is supporting this legislation, which essentially jeopardizes the life and limb of whoever will respond to calls instead of cops. Washington state set a record in homicides last year.
With no institutional advocates outside of their labor unions, beat cops are finding themselves increasingly isolated and quitting in response. A national study published in June found that retirements are up 45% and resignations 20% at police departments across the country.