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December 22nd, 2014
06:16 PM ET

Will crime spike after murder of cops?

CNN's Brian Todd reports on the heavy fallout after the murders of two New York police officers.

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  1. zipi12345

    You shoot only when you are in self-defense,,
    It does not matter if you are a citizen or police officer,,,,
    If not,,
    You have to go to jail.

    December 23, 2014 at 8:04 pm |
  2. nperil

    1. Is the terminal purpose to the current Mr. Al Sharpton/Social Progressive/Race Conflict to be sum totaled by the number to dead Police, burnt buildings, stolen goods and broken lives leveraged against negotiated rewards for the black community? Understanding that Mr. Sharpton enjoys the tacit approval vis-à-vis the White House Back-Stage Pass, if not the President’s cloaked, yet direct personal planning and execution of Race Policy; perhaps the weighted burden of responsibility rests in political chambers and not on the streets.

    2. If US social habits, particular to the method of civil protests and not the substance of those protests, now highlighted by the Sharpton/White House team remain entrenched, what then may occur if different protestors with new agendas press their unhappiness, demand for social change and even practice criminal violence against targets such as the Media or Teachers or Wall Street or any unending number of individuals/groups? If US citizens have the unchecked right to incite the killing of Law Enforcement Officers, does this right-by-practice extend to Washington Officials/State Governments? Or maybe extreme violence against Mr. Gates/Mr. Buffett and the 1% is to be tolerated if Capitalism becomes a white-hot hated concept? When social protests leave the boundaries of peaceful expression and ventured into violence, both aggressively suggestive and direct who can predict/control outcomes?

    3. Race Relations comments seemed to be skewed slightly against Law Enforcement. Yes, the Police need to review/correct any abuses. Discarding Mr. Sharpton as a brush that paints with only two colors, blind-black and blood-red; could the White House reconsider support both the Police and the Communities served? Isn’t white a color or is the President speaking of only other color-communities? Don’t the neighborhood friends and strangers alike have a responsibility to respect and work with the Police? And please, what is this idea that somehow this generation has to pay for the horrors of the slavery generation? Why not the American Indian claim or the American Chinese or American Irish or the American Hispanic or American Scottish or a hundred different races that have endured pain/death along the way? Inequality affects many individuals and unnumbered races. Does the act of focusing on one race create inequality to the other races that also possess exacting grievances?

    4. Surely, many a Police Officer or Police Department is increasingly reluctant to place themselves between injury and possible death if the risk of danger comes not only the traditional criminal elements but now from the once supportive communities. Besides one another; who can the Police trust? Certainly not the Politicians, Civil Rights Leaders or the Media.

    December 23, 2014 at 1:14 pm |

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