Shooting Deaths of Police Are Up 78% This Year

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Shooting deaths of law enforcement officers spiked 78 percent in the first half of 2016 compared with last year, including an alarming increase in ambush-style assaults like the ones that killed eight officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge, the Associated Press reports. However, data from the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund show that firearms-related deaths of officers in the . . .

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