Authorities Fear Cops Being Targeted After at Least 11 Officers Shot in 24 Hours

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    Authorities are worried a recent wave of police officer shootings may not be a coincidence.

    In just 24 hours, at least 11 cops were shot around the country.

    The most recent incident at a fugitive's house in St. Petersburg, Fla., left two officers dead and a U.S. marshal wounded Monday. Hours earlier, an Oregon officer was critically wounded after being shot multiple times during a traffic stop.

    Monday's violence followed a bloody Sunday that left an officer in Indianapolis critically wounded during a traffic stop shooting, four officers in Indianapolis wounded after a gunman opened fire in a precinct and two more officers in Washington wounded in a shootout in a Walmart parking lot.

    "It's not a fluke," Richard Roberts, a spokesman for the International Union of Police Associations, told MSNBC.com. "There's a perception among officers in the field that there’s a war on cops going on."

    Authorities Fear Cops Being Targeted After at Least 11 Officers Shot in 24 Hours - FoxNews.com





    This is astounding to me.
     
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    I blame Rush and Sarah.
     
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    Statistically and based on actuarial tables, I'm surprised that this doesn't happen more often.

    I'd call it a fluke.
     
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    We lost 2 in Miami on Thursday. Huge memorial today.
     
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    We had a couple of cops shot in Oregon today too.

    I don't think they died. Hope not.
     

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