The police chiefs who Obama addressed are of course professionals, and most of them received his comments politely.
On Wednesday, President Obama addressed the 122nd Annual Conference of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (a transcript is available at this link). The president aptly praised the work of America’s law enforcement community. He mentioned the “astonishing statistic” that “[o]ver the last 20 years, police have helped cut the violent crime rate and homicide rate in America by almost half.” He also noted that “over the past few years, the number of police officers shot and killed in the line of duty has fallen to their lowest levels in decades,” with 2013 seeing “the fewest cops shot and killed in the line of duty since 1887.” We’ll give credit where credit is due – one has to appreciate Obama’s honesty in admitting that crime rates have fallen to historic lows in a period where firearm sales have skyrocketed.
Clearly, America is doing many things right when it comes to protecting the safety of the public and officers alike. You might think the president’s priority would be to identify, model, and expand the strategies and techniques that have led to these …Read the Rest
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