Rise of Police Privilege — 32 Blue Lives Matter Bills in 14 States Introduced in 2017 – Free Thought Project
Propaganda might tell you attackers lie in wait to pick off police at every opportunity, but the fact remains there simply is no war on cops — and while special protections and charges await anyone using violence against authorities, that hasn’t stopped 32 separate so-called Blue Lives Matter bills from being introduced in 14 different states. In just the first two months of the year.
Yes, last year unofficially saw the deaths of 64 officers — the highest tally since 2011, and well above the 41 who died in 2015 — but the figure more accurately proves the lack of an underlying agenda against police, given there were 134 officers killed in 1973. That in no way is meant to dismiss or lessen the tragedy of those deaths, of course, but to illustrate the inanity of claims cops are under siege.
In other words, choosing the occupation of police officer still won’t automatically put someone in mortal danger — no matter what the pro-police propagandists wish you would believe.
Rampant violence against police — however factually unsound — has provided the impetus for some of the most absurdly redundant, unnecessary, and rights-stripping legislation in a growing number of states.
Known as Blue Lives Matter laws, such legislation cements the armor of protectionist policies granted to an individual who, by free will, decides to become a police officer — offensively conflating an occupation with traditionally marginalized segments of society who face quite real prejudice and have endured violence en masse historically.
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