- To a veteran South Side police officer, work has become a "thankless job." Morale among officers, he said, is "complete garbage."
A sergeant with about two decades on the force who patrols all across the city said he feels as though "everybody wants to pile on us."
Another ranking officer said the shootings of African-Americans by officers, as well as growing criticism of police, has created a "perfect storm" that makes attacks on police more likely.
All three said they expect it will get only worse.
"....expect it will only get worse"? We'll guarantee it. In fact, it is right now:
- Police officers in three different states have been ambushed around the time-frame of the Dallas shooting that left five officers dead and many others injured. Officers were shot in what authorities described as “ambushes” in Missouri, Tennessee and Georgia Friday.
A Ballwin, Missouri, police officer is clinging to life on Friday after being shot during a traffic stop. The officer stopped a speeding car at about 11 a.m., the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. As the officer was walking back to his car, the suspect exited his vehicle and walked briskly towards the officer. He then fired three shots at the officer.
[...] A Valdosta (Georgia) police officer was shot on Friday morning while responding to a call of damage to an apartment complex, NBC11 reported. The suspect reportedly called police reporting his vehicle had been broken into. When Officer Randall Hancock responded Hancock allegedly exited his vehicle with a handgun and fired on the Valdosta officer. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said Officer Beck was shot in the abdomen, beneath his protective vest. He returned fire striking the suspected gunman.
[...] A Bristol, Tennessee, police officer was shot by a man who allegedly killed one other person and injured two others. Preliminary findings by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations (TBI) indicate the suspect, 37,year-old Lakeem Keon Scott may have been targeting people and officers because he was “troubled by recent events involving African-Americans and law enforcement officers in other parts of the country.”
- "We will learn more about their twisted motivations," Obama said of the suspects. "Let's be clear: There is no possible justification."
Really? Funny how just 24 hours earlier, he was judging all the facts not in evidence regarding two police shootings, but now it's "We will learn more..." He consistently defends the indefensible with "Let's not rush to judgement" when terrorists slaughter gays in Florida, office workers in San Bernadino, soldiers at Fort Hood, and now a BLM supporter in Dallas.