Shooting deaths of police up 78 percent this year; ‘troubling’ to memorial fund – “In the wake of targeted attacks on police officers this summer in Dallas and in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the analysis of law enforcement deaths across the country shows that the 32 firearms-related deaths recorded as of July 20 account for nearly half of the 67 line-of-duty deaths reported by police agencies, with ambushes comprising 14 of the fatal shootings. The fatalities are still well below the rates of officer deaths in the 1970s, when the number of firearms-related fatalities peaked in 1973 with 156 officers. But Craig W. Floyd, president of the nonprofit officers memorial fund, called the rapid uptick this year ‘extremely troubling.'”
Meanwhile, on the left coast…
San Francisco Cop Arrested For Manufacturing, Possessing Assault Rifle – A San Francisco police officer was arrested Tuesday for allegedly manufacturing and possessing an AR-15 style assault rifle and prohibited parts, following a year-long investigation by the department’s Internal Affairs Division.
Bitter clingers, circa 2016: Nancy Pelosi blames ‘God, guns and gays’ for Clinton’s struggles with white bros – “I think that, so many times, white — non-college-educated white males have voted Republican. They voted against their own economic interests because of guns, because of gays, and because of God, the three G’s, God being the woman’s right to choose,”
Democrats: We can win on guns – “’There were a lot of cynics who said, ‘Hillary Clinton’s going to drop this issue once the primary was over.’ That this was just a means to create a wedge with Sen. Sanders,’ said (Senator Chris) Murphy, who has become Congress’s best-known gun control advocate since the 2012 shooting in Newtown, Conn. ‘They were wrong.’” It’s always easier when you’re doing something you really love.
‘Butler’ Director Lee Daniels Inflates ‘Gun Violence’ Numbers By 66% in DNC Gun Control Plea – “The actual number of gun violence-related deaths is literally one-third of that, roughly 10,000 to 11,000 a year, on average. But Daniels did what Hillary Clinton and other gun control proponents have done throughout this election cycle —he quoted a figure that one can only reach by combining “gun violence” deaths, accidental gun deaths and suicides, then applying the term ‘gun violence’ to the sum.” Lies, damned lies and statistics.
Video: Cuffed suspect opens fire in back of cruiser, is killed by police – “Stokes was patted down and placed in the back seat of McLellan’s cruiser. That’s when investigators think Stokes removed a pistol from one of his boots and hid it beneath the back seat of the cruiser. The boots were then removed and checked during a second body search, an investigative report said. A video from a camera pointed at the back seat of McLellan’s cruiser showed Stokes squirming as McLellan asks him questions about his life as she drove him to jail.” He apparently wasn’t patted down enough.