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Police car on the street at night

In early October, police officers in Palm Springs, California, responded to a domestic disturbance and a gunman shot two of them dead. One of the victims, a Latino veteran of the force, was a father of 8 who had served 35 years and planned to retire in December. His fallen colleague, a 27-year-old female, left a four-month old baby without a mother.

The killer was a known gang member with an extensive record. But this tragic double murder received scant national publicity, in contrast to police shootings of civilians, especially if those civilians happen to be black. It makes no sense that when cops shoot civilians, even if they’re armed felons, there’s intense coverage, but when armed felons shoot cops, there’s far less media attention.

Law enforcement personnel deserve more support and encouragement from politicians, from the public and, above all, from the press. Yes, blue lives matter too.

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  1. Jim Bird  •  Oct 11, 2016 at 11:00 pm

    Does any republican know the stat for white cops killing black people. I do. It's a very small percentage of 1% and not racially motivated almost 100% of the time. Not one GOP coward will articulate it though. We have a Pesident who foments hatred about this lie until cops get assassinated well into double digits now. Zero rebuttal from the feckless butts in the GOP. WHY DO YOU THINK WE ARE ABANDONING THE GOP FOREVER AFTER THE GOP ABANDONS THEIR NOMINEE?? YOU ARE PATHETIC WHINING IMBECILIC IDIOTS, THAT IS WHY. GO TO HELL.

  2. Jim Bird  •  Oct 14, 2016 at 2:07 am

    Questionnaire to Michael:

    Q. Do you consider this massive increase in cop assassinations Trump's fault? A.Yes
    Q. Will Trump appoint four activists to Supreme Court? A. Yes
    Q. Will Trump nuke Israel and Western Europe before Iran? A. Yes
    Q. Will Trump destroy our founding documents? A. Yes
    Q. Will Trump start WWIII and KILL my grandsons? A. Yes
    Q. Will Trump get $$billions in kick-backs from terrorist countries? A. Yes
    Q. Will Trump transform America into a fascist state? A. Yes
    Q. Will Trump have open borders, no vetting, no military, no transgender bathrooms?
    Q. Will Trump destroy the world and end life as we know it? A. Of course!
    Q. Do you think Trump is a neomarxist, fascist or both? A. Both of course.

    Good job Mike, 10 for 10 and 100%!!!! I'm sure you're ecstatic. Those moronic racist conservative xenophobic republican boobs always fail this test. Do you think they will start throwing bombs after Hillary wins? Have you been reading those nasty bad emails about the corruption, lies, murder, collusion with media and Hollywood and rigged precincts by G. Sorous which are obviously salacious lies about our beautiful Queen-elect. Huh, have ya? The reason I ask is you never mention them? You must have missed them, huh?

    • R J  •  Oct 14, 2016 at 3:21 pm

      You ignorant waste of oxygen. Shut the fuck up, and quit pushing and swaying the minds of others, with your propaganda bullshit!!!!

      • Jim Bird  •  Oct 14, 2016 at 4:24 pm

        Vote Hillary. You will feel a lot better.

    • Jason  •  Oct 16, 2016 at 11:52 pm

      You and others who share your ignorance are the reason we're in this mess. Any other candidate would be wiping the floor with HRC. But we managed to nominate the one candidate she could beat. Felt good sticking it to the establishment though, didn't it?

      • Jim Bird  •  Oct 17, 2016 at 3:51 pm

        We are in this mess because of Obama and the Clintons. I literally hate voting for Trump but the alternative is known and it is much worse than what Trump MAY do in the future.

  3. Nani  •  Oct 16, 2016 at 5:32 pm

    ONE question for all:

    Put aside everything pro-con of Trump and Hillary. Do you really want to give the nuke codes to an insane person?

    • Jason  •  Oct 16, 2016 at 11:35 pm

      Trump isn't insane. That's giving him a pass of sorts. He is a spoiled, narcissistic brat who literally thinks he can do whatever he wants because he always has. This race was lost long before Trump became the nominee. It was lost when his supporters exposed the truth that a large part of our party was everything the left always said it was. I never believed it was true and fought forty years against what I considered the left's lies. Sadly it turns out they were right about many Republicans all along. For those people it was never about conservatism, it was just about opposition to the left. The GOP was just a little more tolerable. Now they have their true candidate and we have to face the truth that our ideas and principles are not dominant in either party.

      • Jim Bird  •  Oct 21, 2016 at 11:22 am

        Jason,
        Are you saying the Tea Party people, who are small business/family oriented/blue collar and come in every creed, color and culture, and used produce 80% of the jobs/tax dollars in this country, is the problem with the Republican Party? Really? Somehow we are racist and the Democrats, who have preached racism for decades are not.

      • Jason  •  Oct 21, 2016 at 7:19 pm

        I'm saying that some in our party have shown themselves to be less concerned about conservatism than about venting their anger about Mexican immigrants. While I agree that the border needs to be secured and many illegals deported, I understand how Trumps rhetoric is offensive and dangerous. We could have nominated a candidate with the same policy positions but who no how to argue the position based on ideas instead of insults. The fact that so many in our party not only tolerated Trump's rhetoric but cheered it say something about our party. What it says does not match what I always believed our party to be. Of course this does not apply to everyone in the party and certainly not the Tea Party which I don't believe has been solidly behind Trump from the beginning, but it certainly applies to the 30 percent who propelled him to the nomination. Those people allowed personal animus to induce them to follow this clown and we will all suffer for it-our children for decades, at least. The irony is, Trump doesn't really believe the crap he shovels.

  4. Jim Bird  •  Oct 24, 2016 at 12:40 pm

    Jason,
    I could not agree more with your perfectly articulated reply. I just wish republican politicians would, in public, do the same on a regular basis. But they won't – has anyone seen one since the RNC other than Pence? My worries and frustrations about our Party and our kids and grandkids never stops and that won't change after the election either.

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