Here’s a stat that no elected leader ever wants to have during their first year in office:
More police officers were killed in 2021 than any year since 1995.
A total of 73 police officers were murdered in the line of duty last year.
Law enforcement officials claim that anti-police sentiment is the main reason.
Jason Johnson, who is the president of the Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund, told Fox News that he believes that less policing has led to more police deaths:
“Law enforcement officers have essentially been marginalized and demoralized and cast aside and encouraged now to enforce the law. And so we’ve seen massive jumps in the homicide rate in cities across America.”
That, among many other things, makes Joe Biden‘s first year in office an absolute disaster.
Biden has repeatedly pushed his ‘America Last’ agenda, which happens to also include putting the men and women in law enforcement dead last as well.
— New York Post (@nypost) February 6, 2022
Our friends at the New York Post report:
More cops were killed in the line of duty during President Biden’s first year of office than any other year since 1995 — and a law-enforcement group says the driving force is the growing anti-cop sentiment, according to a new report.
Seventy-three officers were intentionally killed in the line of duty in 2021 — a nearly 59 percent increase over 2020, when 46 cops were murdered, Fox News reported Sunday, citing the FBI’s database on officers killed in action.
“We believe it’s a combination … of the George Floyd protests — riots, if you will; a general feeling of a preference for less law enforcement; and less prosecution and less policing,” Jason Johnson, president of the Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund and a 20-year police veteran, told Fox News.
“Law enforcement officers have essentially been marginalized and demoralized and cast aside and encouraged now to enforce the law. And so we’ve seen massive jumps in the homicide rate in cities across America,” he said.
BREAKING REPORT: More Police Officers DIED IN 2021 Under Biden’s Watch than Any Year Since 1995…
— Chuck Callesto (@ChuckCallesto) February 7, 2022
More cops were killed during Biden's first year in office than any year since 1995 https://t.co/vMWKogxEJ9
— Daily Mail US (@DailyMail) February 7, 2022
An FBI database of police officers killed in the line of duty shows that more have died since Biden became president dating back to 1995. https://t.co/DVVDM32t9I
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) February 6, 2022
Breitbart has more on this disturbing statistic from last year:
Ambush attacks against officers were also up in 2021, with LEOKA data showing that 32 officers were killed in an ambush or unprovoked attack in 2021, exceeding previous records dating back to at least 1987, according to the Heartland Institute’s report.
The statistics come in the wake of calls to defund police following the death of George Floyd, which sparked months of anti-police riots where officers were attacked and injured.
Now as crime surges across the country more and more states, including previously defund-police blue states, are seeking to re-fund police.
More Twitter reaction:
73 police officers were killed last year – a 59% increase from 2020 and the most since 1995, according to a new Fox News report.
This is what we mean when we say defunding and demonizing the police like this has dangerous consequences ⬇️ ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/feUD5W6ctJ
— House Republicans (@HouseGOP) February 7, 2022
Here’s another thing the Biden admin can list as a “win” and Democrat voters can feel very proud about: 2021 had the most police officers killied since 1995. pic.twitter.com/7LiEqEJHZv
— Joe Has Dementia (@RokerGlasses) February 6, 2022
More cops killed under President Biden than previous years
In 2021, the FBI counted 73 officers intentionally killed in the line of duty
That's a nearly 59% increase compared to the 46 killed in 2020
— InteractivePolls (@IAPolls2022) February 6, 2022
More police officers have died since Joe Biden entered the White House, than anytime since 1995.
Democrats didn’t just “Defund The Police”… they declared war on them.
— Bo Hines (@BoHines) February 6, 2022