2020 has been an awful year for law enforcement professionals.
As anti-police movements such as Black Lives Matter and “defund the police” continue to castigate law enforcement groups as inherently racist, public distrust in the profession continues to grow.
Along with that distrust has reportedly come historic levels of violence against police officers.
According to the National Fraternal Order of Police, the number of officers shot from Jan. 1, 2020 to Nov. 30, 2020, is up 7 percent from last year’s historic number, which was up 29 percent from 2018. Forty-four of the officers shot this year were fatally wounded.
🚨 NEW: Attacks on law enforcement continue at a disturbing pace:
⚠️ 283 police officers shot this year, 44 of whom were killed
Officers shot is ⬆️ 7% over last year’s historic numbers, ⬆️ 29% from 2018
Violence against our officers MUST be condemned by all… Enough Is Enough pic.twitter.com/LM9xeDd6cf
— National Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) (@GLFOP) December 1, 2020
“Attacks on law enforcement continue at a disturbing pace: 283 police officers shot this year, 44 of whom were killed,” the FOP tweeted on Tuesday.
“Violence against our officers MUST be condemned by all … Enough Is Enough.”
According to Pat Brosnan, a former New York police detective, rising levels of crime across the country can be attributed to three main factors: riots, a lack of police morale and resources and an absence of the rule of law.
All three of these issues have been created by the Marxist Black Lives Matter movement and its many sympathizers within the mainstream media.
Whenever a police officer shoots a black person, those very sympathizers are always quick to run with the story.
Even if the shooting turns out to be justified, as is often the case, the officer or officers involved are condemned as racially-motivated killers.
That shooting then becomes another example of the alleged systemic racism of American policing, according to the left.
In light of this one-sided coverage, it’s no wonder police officers are facing historic levels of violence.
The very same outlets set on forwarding the defund the police movement have completely ignored the rampant rise in violence against police officers.
Every media outlet, whether they are left-leaning or right-leaning politically, needs to be covering this story.
Unfortunately, as is often the case, it will be up to the right to publish the truth about this violence.
As always, conservatives will be the ones to defend the men and women of law enforcement who put their lives on the line every day to keep us safe.
This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.