CNN News -Police advocates: We’re worried about recent spate of ambushes

Published on Mar 13, 2015 by World News Reader

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Police advocates: We’re worried about recent spate of ambushes.
(CNN)Two police officers shot and wounded while standing guard outside the Ferguson, Missouri, Police Department early Thursday were deliberately targeted in what a police official called an “ambush.”

Such ambush-style attacks were the leading circumstance in the surging number of shooting deaths of law enforcement officers, according to the nonprofit, Washington-based National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

The shootings were a chilling low point in the protests in the St. Louis suburb since a Ferguson police officer shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown in August.

The demonstrators were out again late Wednesday — in response to the announcement hours earlier of Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson’s resignation — when shots rang out from a hill about 125 yards from where the protesters had gathered, according to witnesses.

St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said the shootings were an “ambush” intended “for whatever nefarious reason” to inflict harm on the officers. The officers — one shot in the face, the other in the shoulder — have been released from the hospital.

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder decried the shootings as a “heinous assault (that) was inexcusable and repugnant.”

5 thoughts on “CNN News -Police advocates: We’re worried about recent spate of ambushes

  1. Ever hear of the Reichstag fire? Hitler had his brownshirts burn the Reichstag, then go around in the “news” saying we need to give Hitler more power because of the recent spate of civil unrest against the government.

    Ummmmmmmmm…………………..BEEN THERE! DONE THAT!

  2. They were planned.
    NOT by people who don’t like the police.
    But, by people who have a gun confiscation police state agenda.
    Maybe they hire their best shot to make sure the wounds weren’t fatal.
    S**t, the cops were out of the hospital in less than 24 hours for “serious” injuries.
    There’s a significant likelihood that were no police shootings at all.
    Everything else in Ferguson has been “smoke and mirrors” so far.
    Why would this be any different?

  3. Not that any of the recent “ambushes” were real, but I am truly surprised that the people of this nation are not using bulldozers, chain saws, jaws of life, etc…prying the doors off of police stations and slaughtering the pigs in the corral. That is the normal response of people who are being attacked on a daily basis by evil thugs. Do people really need a formal declaration to realize that we are at war?

  4. When the police speed up a 1/2 block away. Drive across a ditch. across your property. Trying to hit you deliberetly. With there vehicle at high speed. Then start to jump out of there car yelling what is your problem. Hand on gun. Before they realize there are witness. And back down. Tey do not call it ambush! So they lead the way in what? There can not be 2 laws here! Fromer resident Sang. Co. IL. Force to flee for my life. On a cop’s I don’t likes and slander!

  5. “We’re worried about recent spate of ambushes”

    Stay in your pig-sty and stop bothering people.

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