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Old 11-27-2007, 03:22 PM   #1
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Officer Down: 2007 Deadly Year for Police

Officer Down: 2007 Deadly Year for Police

170 Law Enforcement Officers Died in 2007 in Line of Duty

By PIERRE THOMAS
Nov. 26, 2007

The year 2007 is turning out to be an especially deadly year for police.

To date, 170 law enforcement officers have died in the line of duty -- that's nearly a third more than at the same point last year. It's also 17 percent higher than in all of 2006, and there is more than a month remaining in the year..........

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most of the deaths occurred during traffic violations, I presumed?
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most of the deaths occurred during traffic violations, I presumed?
article doesn't really say

"What concerns police most is that they are encountering on routine patrols violent criminals who shoot to kill -- often without provocation. "
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38% rise in murder rates of policemen, it said due to gangs and repeat offenders... that is exactly why we need the death penalty... the prison are too crowded to hold that many people... there is plenty of earth to put them in
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38% rise in murder rates of policemen, it said due to gangs and repeat offenders... that is exactly why we need the death penalty... the prison are too crowded to hold that many people... there is plenty of earth to put them in
True.

I think we need a complete overhaul of the Justice system. Many people don't become violent criminals until they are sent to prison ("crime college" as I like to call it).
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yeah, we should just talk to the criminals some more.
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yeah, we should just talk to the criminals so more.
How did I know that you'd have a sarcastic, unintelligible, and non-fact based response to my post?

Oh, that's right .... cause that's how you roll.
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To date, 170 law enforcement officers have died in the line of duty -- that's nearly a third more than at the same point last year. It's also 17 percent higher than in all of 2006, and there is more than a month remaining in the year..........
And then people wonder why cops are so edgy all the time.
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Most of the deaths occur upon traffic stops... Reason being is that we have NO idea who we are approaching... it can me Mr.Nice Q. Citizen or it can be that guy thats " NOT GOING BACK TO JAIL " no matter what... and at that time we are the ONLY thing between him/jail and freedom...
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I read somewhere that the increase has been linked to the influx of illegals, many of whom have been deported more than once.

I say do away with life in prison, go direct to death penalty. Bring back public hangings and peeps will get the point, plus relieve some of our overcrowding and taxpayer burden. What does it cost to keep an inmate these days, $300-400 a day?
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True.

I think we need a complete overhaul of the Justice system. Many people don't become violent criminals until they are sent to prison ("crime college" as I like to call it).
+1. people's attitudes about 'pampering' prisoners is probably why they don't get any type of behavior modification programs, and instead we pay for it when they get released -exponentially more ****ed up.

no one complains about mandatory minimums, as well as the drug war in general, helping to double our prison population in 10 years. that's probably costing more than all of the violent offenders put together.
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when they steal, chop off their hand
When a salesman lies, cut a piece of his tongue
When a partner cheats, cut it off --- What if it's a female that cheats?
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That's why when I run across an illegal with no DL/no INS, they go straight to jail. I'm tired of writing tickets to "Juan Hernandez" that ultimately ends up going to warrant to a fake name and address.
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That's why when I run across an illegal with no DL/no INS, they go straight to jail. I'm tired of writing tickets to "Juan Hernandez" that ultimately ends up going to warrant to a fake name and address.
too bad you can go down to the border and just throw him back across then shoot him in the foot.
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don't know if this counts as police officer down, cuz he was off duty, but he was best friends w/ somebody on H-I

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An off-duty reserve Harris County Precinct 6 deputy constable was shot and killed late Thursday in a robbery at an apartment complex in southeast Houston, police said.

The reserve deputy and a couple of his friends were in a parking lot in the 4800 block of Allendale about 9:30 p.m. when they were approached by four men who robbed them at gunpoint, police said.

At some point during the robbery at the Concord at Allendale Apartment Homes the deputy constable tried to escape by running away, that's when at least of one the gunmen opened fire and shot the man in the head, said HPD Assistant Chief John Trevino.

The name of the deputy was not released late Thursday, but police said he was off duty, wearing plain clothes, never identified himself as an officer and didn't display a weapon.

Authorities are now searching for the four men who escaped in a black 1997, four-door Infiniti G20, bearing Texas license plates: 719 PVD.

Police believe the unidentified suspects are linked to a string of aggravated robberies in the area over the last few weeks. In fact, HPD had issued an alert earlier in the day to be on the lookout for them.

In two previous robberies, police said shots were fired by the suspects. In one case, the robbers fired at the victim and missed. In a second case, they shot and wounded a victim.

"The track record shows they're violent and willing to take a person's life to commit a petty robbery," Trevino said. "So it's important to track them down."

Shaken by his death, some of the dead officer's colleagues gathered at the scene late Thursday.

"Any time any citizen is killed in a robbery it's a tragedy, but it kind of hits home when it's a fellow police officer," Trevino said. "It kind of sends a message that anyone of us are vulernerable."

The dead officer, who was in his early 20s, had been a reserve deputy for two years, said Danny Perez, a spokesman for the Precinct 6 Constable's Office.

Reserve deputies are volunteers who work a minimum of 24 hours a month. They are certified and licensed as peace officers, Perez said.

Neighbors at the scene said the deputy lived at the complex they described as crime ridden..

Residents gathered on outdoor stairwells late Thursday as Houston Police investigated. The deputy's body was covered with a sheet in the parking lot next to a white pick up truck.

Apartment resident Michelle Calderon, 43, said she just moved into the complex about 9 months ago.

Calderon said she's grown increasingly concerned about crime.

"They don't have enough security here," Calderon said. "Things are happening and they're not notifying us."

Calderon said she was in her apartment when she heard about three shots ring out.

She said she looked out her window and saw people running.

A short time later she heard the familiar sirens of fire and ems workers arriving at the complex.
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, i wonder if he ran away and left his friends there with the robbers or if they all ran away? i hope it was the latter..
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I think it is difficult to narrow all this down to 1 thing. It is a culmination of things.
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