4 Utah law enforcers were also killed last year
Unfortunately, this devastating homicide trend is not unique to Utah. Not only
are the numbers high, but the manner in which the homicides are committed are
increasing in the level of brutality.It is time to recognize that
these brutal homicides are not unexpected in a modern society that is saturated
with violence. Indeed, the modern entertainment industry continues to produce
movies, television shows, and video games with horrendous levels of violence.
There has never been anything like it in the history of this Country.We cannot expect our youth to live lives in which they are exposed to constant
violence without any effect. Violence breeds violence, and that increases the
murder rate.For the good of society, let us hope that this is the
year that the public rejects violent media once and for all. We simply do not
need any more victims.
These are low compared to just one city that is about 15 miles from me, they
have about 150 murders a year. This doesn't even include the whole state. But
I remember when a murder was very unique in Utah, yet I had a cousin that was
murdered. It is a shame that these kinds of crimes happen, we need to go back
to when at 10:00 PM on TV it would say, "parent's it's ten o-clock, do you
know where your children are?"
The police are responsible for 25% of all homicides in the state. 12/48
(includes one death by firing squad).
I'm sure we will have more than that in 2011.
Saying the police are responsible is like saying that Tylenol is responsible for
The notion that the police protect anyone from anything is literally laughable.
They don't protect squat.
jdc311 is correct in his response to Tom Smith: In each of the officer related
shootings in 2010 their actions were ruled to be justified.Translation: When a peace officer issues a lawful command for you to drop a
weapon and thereafter you fail to comply the consequences of your actions rest
solely on your own shoulders and no one else's.
Rifleman, Is it any coincidence that the police committing these acts are the
same folks that review them? It might be a different outcome if a citizens
group reviewed the actions of Law Enforcement. (By-the-way, the DN
wouldn't print my last offering--but I knew they wouldn't).
No, Tom Smith, there can't be any coincidence when each shooting is also
reviewed by the County Attorney's office.I can see why those who
hate the police would like to be on a "citizen's review board".