Deadly war is being waged on America’s police officers and The National ENQUIRER wants you – our family of readers – to take a stand and “Back the Badge!”
The horrifying execution of two innocent cops by an assassin in New York City is only one appalling example of our brave officers being targeted by twisted killers.
In Pennsylvania, a man tried to run down two police officers with his car after posting videos on YouTube vowing to unleash violence on law enforcement officials.
Two men in Durham, N.C., opened fire on a police officer sitting in his car.
In Los Angeles, two policemen were fired on while driving in their patrol vehicle.… and all this was in the single week between Christmas and New Year’s Day!
Terrifying new statistics released by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) reveal that the number of police officers killed by firearms in the U.S. in 2014 was up a staggering 56 PERCENT over the previous year.
The tragic deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and Eric Garner in Staten Island, N.Y., and the acquittals of the officers involved have sparked an increase in violent crime against police in recent weeks.
Two days after Christmas, a Ferguson protestor posted a message on Twitter announcing a “New Year’s Eve Massacre Kill a Pig Night.”
Craig W. Floyd, the chairman and CEO of NLEOMF, said: “I am deeply concerned that a growing anti-government sentiment in America is influencing weak-minded individuals to launch violent assaults against the men and women working to enforce our laws and keep our nation safe.”
But it hasn’t been all bad news for those who serve and protect.
A rally in Vallejo, Calif., on Dec. 27, drew vocal pro-police supporters, according to organizer Sam Kurshan. “Without the police there’d be no law and order and structure to our society,” Sam said. “You can’t scapegoat the police like this. It’s wrong.”
Even celebrities have stepped forward to show their support for the officers under siege.
TV host Jon Stewart commented on Twitter: “You can truly grieve for every officer who’s been lost in the line of duty in this country …”
Meanwhile, former “CHiPs” star Erik Estrada posted: “Heartbreaking – the violence that took place.”