From the gee-what-a-surprise dept.:
Andrew Staub reports:
Members of the Fraternal Order of Police are rallying behind legislation to shield the identities of officers who use deadly force.
They cite a need to protect the officers from retribution and a public that’s quick to rush to judgment in light of several recent high-profile cases nationally.
Advocates repeatedly turned to anecdotes of ambush violence against police — a sheriff’s deputy fatally shot while pumping gas in Texas, two New York City officers gunned down and a Pennsylvania state trooper killed by survivalist Eric Frein about this time last year.
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