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Default More LE officers have died this year than military personnel the last 7 years in Iraq

This post is NOT to take anything away from our brave military personnel.

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This was for 2019 from Jan to around Thanksgiving. Both figures have gone up..

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America can be a dangerous place.
Sad....
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Very sad indeed but Why is this happening?

I have my opinions but will keep them to myself.
And the first idiot that says Gun Control blah blah blah needs slapped in the head.

Prayers for all the families of the fallen.
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Over 2,400 died in Afghanistan. Over 20,000 injured. Easy to use selective numbers to try and make a point.
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Originally Posted by mattttt25 View Post
Over 2,400 died in Afghanistan. Over 20,000 injured. Easy to use selective numbers to try and make a point.
Like I said this is NOT to take anything from brave military personnel but to add some perspective in regards to numbers.. This is not some far away chithole but in the good ole USA..

The 2400 deaths have been since 2001.
Approximately 100 LEOs lose their lives every year.

Many LEOs are veterans also just FYI..

Thank you all veterans and trust me, I give a chit when someone dies for this country or their community..

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The military has on average more intense training and are likely to be in better physical condition. Also, they have no paperwork with which to deal ;-)
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Originally Posted by mattttt25 View Post
Over 2,400 died in Afghanistan. Over 20,000 injured. Easy to use selective numbers to try and make a point.
Cracker always posts things to push his point of view without really understanding what he is saying.
Just look at the numbers :
there are around 670,000 Leos in the US (2017 numbers)
there are about 5,000 US troop in Iraq (2019 numbers)
so about 134 times more leos than troops in Iraq.

It really isn't surprising then that the number of Leo deaths would be higher. The death rate per capita is still way higher for troops in Iraq though.
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So far 820 people have been shot and killed by police in 2019.
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Originally Posted by D_Westie View Post
Cracker always posts things to push his point of view without really understanding what he is saying.
Just look at the numbers :
there are around 670,000 Leos in the US (2017 numbers)
there are about 5,000 US troop in Iraq (2019 numbers)
so about 134 times more leos than troops in Iraq.

It really isn't surprising then that the number of Leo deaths would be higher. The death rate per capita is still way higher for troops in Iraq though.
This thread is NOT about whose is bigger. It was about giving some perspective to LEO deaths. Crawl back into the Bilge and look for a fight there. BTW have a blessed Christmas .
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Originally Posted by bugnut View Post
So far 820 people have been shot and killed by police in 2019.
Just remember police are reactive in nature. So 820 were commiting or did commit a violent crime and had to be stopped...
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Originally Posted by Cracker View Post
Just remember police are reactive in nature. So 820 were commiting or did commit a violent crime and had to be stopped...
How many of those were innocent people? Not all those that were killed by Leos were committing a crime.
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Originally Posted by Cracker View Post
This thread is NOT about whose is bigger. It was about giving some perspective to LEO deaths. Crawl back into the Bilge and look for a fight there. BTW have a blessed Christmas .
The post you linked IS all about whose is bigger according to the title.

"More officers have been killed in the line of duty this year than soldiers killed in Iraq in the last seven."

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This thread is NOT about whose is bigger. It was about giving some perspective to LEO deaths. Crawl back into the Bilge and look for a fight there. BTW have a blessed Christmas .
Well the perspective you gave was very misleading. You should really check your facts and try to think for yourself before you just regurgitate someone else's skewed views.
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And the police have killed 850ish.

At least that's not as many as last year.
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Originally Posted by Cracker View Post
Just remember police are reactive in nature. So 820 were commiting or did commit a violent crime and had to be stopped...

Uh huh.

like Atatiana Jefferson?
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Wow that went south quick...Protectors are fighting for the same cause rather it be on the home front or abroad. All Cracker was trying to say is that it's been a deadly year for Leo's. 53% of my department is prior service. Public safety and military 9 times out of 10 are cut from the same cloth.
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Originally Posted by D_Westie View Post
Well the perspective you gave was very misleading. You should really check your facts and try to think for yourself before you just regurgitate someone else's skewed views.
You can think what you like. Those figures still stand and are quite amazing since we are such a supposedly civilized country. Thank God freedom of speech is still a right...
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Originally Posted by N2theblue View Post
Uh huh.

like Atatiana Jefferson?
Dont forget Michael Brown
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Dont forget Michael Brown

That was 2014, but making light of an unarmed woman shot in her own house by police is about what I expect from you.

You honestly don't understand what is wrong with what you said, and that makes me equally parts sad and angry.

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