“Gun related deaths of U.S. law enforcement officers rose by 56 percent in 2014 compared to the previous year, with about one-third of officers killed in an ambush, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund said on Tuesday.
Across the country, 50 officers were killed by guns in 2014 compared to 32 in 2013, according to the website of the non-profit fund, which aims to increase safety for law enforcement officers.
The most deadly states were California, Texas, New York, Florida and Georgia, the group said.”
I think we are about to see the Dorner principle come into effect here. Nationwide the death by firearm count was 50, death by traffic 49 and death by other causes 27.
I don’t think that we are going to see P.D. s paralyzed in fear and afraid to get in their cars because of traffic accidents, even though the death rate is only one below gun related deaths. But if you were to make those same 49 traffic deaths be the result of car bombs. then there would be utter panic and fear.
It is the effect of being a target and having the shield of invincibility removed that creates the Dorner principle. It is the fact that they are being held accountable for something (Even if it was across the country) and their position gives them vulnerability and culpability, rather than the normal sense of strength and power.
I think that this is just the beginning of ambush shootings and sniping. In addition to the leftists and the tools there are a lot of fed up people out there. From criminals, to outraged families of those killed unjustly and just fed up Jared Miller types, 2015 may prove to be a shooting gallery.
The big question is, how will they respond? A big paramilitary type presence or community outreach? They have to be careful and not overplay their hand or they will just escalate things farther.
Keep a careful eye to the whole situation as it will probably be the harbinger of things to come on the federal level in the future.