Despite Recent Shootings, Police Still Safer Than They Have Been in Decades

Despite Recent Shootings, Police Still Safer Than They Have Been in Decades:

In the aftermath of the mass shooting of a dozen police officers in Dallas…, some conservatives rushed to lay blame for the incident at the feet of the Obama administration….

These statements are part of a broader narrative of a “war on cops” carried out by the Obama administration and/or the Black Lives Matter movement, depending on whom you ask…. But the simplistic and inflammatory notion of a “war on cops” is completely undercut by one fundamental data point: Intentional attacks on police officers are at historically low levels under President Obama.

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Obama To Police: “We Have Your Backs”

Obama To Police: “We Have Your Backs”:

Yes, the President of the United States, in the aftermath of the police murders in Dallas and Baton Rouge, has gotten off the fence. Up to now, he spoke in irreconcilable tones in an effort to offend no one, no side, by arguing that police were needlessly killing black men while praising the police for the great job they were doing, when he just said the job they were doing was needlessly killing black men.

But that was then and this is now. If the GOP convention rhetoric about crime and police is disconcerting, then this open letter from the president should be a big eye opening to those who refuse to recognize that this isn’t a one-party issue.

You might think these words were clipped from the script of a police union official, but you would be wrong.

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