Violent Protesters Aren’t Any Better Than Violent Cops

MINOT, N.D. — Amid the strife of modern American politics, we often lose sight of an essential truth.

Sometimes both sides of an argument can be right simultaneously.

In the debate over the use of police force, it’s true that the “warrior cop” mentality, and the shift toward military-style tactics and equipment, has harmed a lot of people.

According to the Prison Policy Initiative, American law enforcement officers killed Americans at a rate of 33.5 people per 10 million residents. That’s more than triple the next highest country, Canada, which came in at 9.8.

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com, a columnist for the Forum News Service, and host of the Plain Talk Podcast which you can subscribe to by clicking here.

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