I've been writing Sunday Morning Coffee for years. Perhaps it's just my way of trying to better understand the stuff I see around me...around us. My admission is that I am, if you need a label, a progressive...OK a liberal. So, perhaps my thinking is, in the minds of some, tainted. But, seriously people our world is crazy and getting more so. Let's dive into some of the news stories you may have seen or, perhaps missed.
Policing is Dangerous
On Friday there was a report released by the National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund that tells us what we know. Being a police officer is dangerous. However, what we might not know is that the majority of police deaths between 2010 and 2014 can be attributed to traffic related accidents. There were 684 police officer deaths during that five year period with 272 officers dying from being in an automobile accident or being struck by a vehicle.