Local and National Leaders’ Disrespect for Law Enforcement Provoke Highest Police Killings

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The FBI reported more police officers were intentionally killed in the line of duty in 2021 than any year since 1995. The Heartland Institute pointed out in their analysis of the data, “We found felonious killings of law enforcement officers skyrocketed in 2021, increasing by more than 58.7 percent in a single year. In 2021, 73 law enforcement officers were feloniously killed, compared to 46 in 2020 and 48 in 2019.” Jason Johnson, president of the Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund, cites the increase is directly related to the outspoken disrespect for law enforcement by leaders of major cities, Congress, and the White House.