A War on the Police

By Lola
@Lolaze (3164)
United States
August 29, 2015 9:50am CST
Another police officer was murdered last night, this time while gassing up his police car in Texas. Even after he was shot and on the ground, his assailant continued to fire on him. Right now, the suspect is at large. There was a surveillance photo of the assailant and his red pickup truck, which is now being circulated nationwide. We now live in a society where a police officer can't even stop at a gas station safely. Their uniform is a giant target on their backs! Here in Saint Louis, officers have been told not to wear their uniforms as they drive to or from work, but the change at the station. These are the men and women who serve and protect us, and they are being hunted like deer.
13 people like this
17 responses
@LeaPea2417 (21077)
• Toccoa, Georgia
29 Aug 15
I read that the radical group "Black Lives Matter" had just said a few days ago, to kill cops and white people. All this cop killing goes back to Obama & his then Justice Department head, Eric Holder, who started all this race baiting with the Michael Brown case. They stirred the pot. Obama is the most racist president America has ever had.
3 people like this
• Austin, Texas
29 Aug 15
Heard it on the news. No excuse for any of these events. It's not fixing anything! When has brutality and violence ever been a cure for the ills of society? Hope they catch the killer and bring him or her to justice.
• India
30 Aug 15
I am not very surprised because couple of days ago in India, where i live, a mother killed her own daughter. What has shocked more is that she was married four times before and with every marriage, she introduced her past children as her sisters and brother. So pathetic to know that people are unsafe everywhere and they have forgotten even the humanity.
2 people like this
• New Delhi, India
31 Aug 15
Such mothers shame motherhood. This is not the first time but in many cases mothers kill their daughter in the name of honour killing. Thus, the fact is we cannot believe anyone on the basis of relationship.
1 person likes this
• India
1 Sep 15
@Shampasaid : exactly Shampa Sandhya, in the present world "TRUST" is becomming a heavy word and is even taking a huge toll on human lives.
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
30 Aug 15
I saw this on CNN and was so shocked. It does seem that they are being targeted and I hope that this can be stopped and the persons brought to justice. Sickening!
2 people like this
@mythociate (15600)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
29 Aug 15
Yeah, but the sick-sick-sick people who think killing others solves anything will do so without much regard for the clothes you're wearing. It's not any-more a "war" (between criminals & cops) than it always was.
@Susan2015 (21024)
• United States
30 Aug 15
That is such a shame and that killer needs to be punished. No excuse for doing these awful things.
1 person likes this
• Mohali, India
30 Aug 15
ya right police are there to stop crime we have to respect to them abt there work, not to harm them .,
1 person likes this
@sharon6345 (130900)
• United States
29 Aug 15
You should come to NY where the police are shooting all these black people with no weapons in their hands. It's crazy I would not be a cop for anything.
1 person likes this
• Mohali, India
30 Aug 15
its wrong to them , if there is no mistake of black man ,.then its wrong /
• United States
30 Aug 15
I think people just want to kill, whether it be cops or military or just regular people minding their own business...the world has gone nuts.
1 person likes this
• United States
30 Aug 15
In the last few years (since Pres. Obama 'the great uniter' as he claimed he would be) it seems Hate and violence has increased in America. Between Islamic Extremists and the hate groups fed by this President we are lucky that more of this isn't happening. #ALL HUMAN LIVES MATTER. It sickens me that anyone would be so hateful as to practically praise MURDER of anyone!
1 person likes this
• Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
30 Aug 15
As a Black, American citizen and a possible target for a potential, killer cop, I'm not shedding one piece of tear when a cop gets killed. To me the police are domestic terrorist and I need to avoid them if I want to stay alive. Sorry about the good ones that aren't killing unarmed citizens getting killed, but the rotten apples in the basket ruined all the apples in the basket.
1 person likes this
@inertia4 (27688)
• United States
2 Sep 15
I think that it is disgusting for these people to go around killing police officers. Just because there are a few rotten cops out there, does not mean they are all bad. It's like the wild west. I understand the frustration on both sides. But maybe the cops should not wear their uniforms at all anymore. Or get the military involved to patrol the streets.
• Philippines
1 Sep 15
It's sad seeing this in your country were cops and people didn't get along, most specially instances were they shoot people for wrong reasons. I have watch a news were cops had killed dogs trying to defend themselves from their attacks or barking, making pet owners totally furious.How the hell did this start in the first place?
• New Delhi, India
31 Aug 15
Yes, around the world the basis of society has undergone a drastic change. It seems nothing is impossible. Now, the police department is a soft target which is a matter of concern.
@GardenGerty (100387)
• United States
30 Aug 15
I have noticed this and it is a scary thought. How will we ever feel safe ourselves? The people who protect us are targets.
@jkct02 (2859)
• Malaysia
30 Aug 15
It is terrible if the law enforcement officers are being targeted to be killed. There should have been a massive hunt for the killer and the full force of the law must be used to punish the killer when he is caught. The law officers should be respected. They have to wear their uniform with pride. Of course, the respect must be earned, that is why it is important to always uphold the good reputation of the force.
@Gwensmom (508)
• United States
30 Aug 15
Oh wow. That is sad.
• United States
29 Aug 15
Oh thats news to me Zola. Yes lots of shooting on civilians alike. Never ends the violence is rampant.