For a few months this past summer violence was at an all time high against law enforcement officers in light of the deaths of black men at the hands of police. Now it is becoming more dangerous again. Over the past 24 hours there were four police officers that have been shot with firearms. Reports indicate Black Lives Matter activists might be behind it.
However, the mainstream liberal media has not shown any upset over what is going on and has allowed this to go largely ignored. Despite the fact that police are being gunned down in the streets just for being police.
One of those four officers is dead while the other three are in hospitals in critical condition. The first victim was Detective Marconi of San Antonio, Texas. He was shot two times in the head and killed while writing a traffic ticket. It was supposed to be a routine stop but it went awry.
Witnesses and reports indicate that the shooter drove up from behind Marconi and proceeded to exit their car and ambush him by shooting him twice. Another ambush took place in St. Louis. He was a police sergeant and suffered two shots to the face around 7:30 P.M. on Sunday. He is expected to survive despite being one of the victims in critical condition. He was a 20 year veteran of the force like Marconi and a 46 year old husband and father of three.
Mayor Francis Slay said the following about the shooting,
The gunman was killed after getting into a gunfire incident with other officers. Fortunately, he was killed before injuring anyone else. Another incident took place in Sanibel, Florida when a officer was fired on while in his squad car during a routine traffic stop. Officers were able to fire back before taking the gunman into custody around 8:00 P.M.
After yet another traffic stop a officer was shot in Gladstone, Missouri just outside of Kansas City. The officer stopped a suspect for a traffic violation and he and his partner had to chase the man who fled the scene. The suspect was 19 years old and pulled a gun on the officers shooting one after the other before they were able to return the fire and kill him on the spot.
Chief William McManus said the following about the attacks calling them anything but coincidence,
“I think that the uniform was the target.”
All of the attacks took place at traffic stops that resulted in anti police ambush. Back in the day people were horrified at the idea of police officers being killed. Because after all, not only was it horrible and disgusting but it led to a capital murder charge in the first degree and nobody got away with it. But now under the Obama administration police have been vilified and the Black Lives Matter movement has been accepted the police are in more danger now more than ever.