An FBI study on last year's cop killings found that officers are "de-policing" due to concerns that anti-cop sentiment has become the new normal.
“Departments — and individual officers — have increasingly made the decision to stop engaging in proactive policing."
It maintains that the social-justice movement sparked in 2014 after the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO "made it socially acceptable to challenge and discredit the actions of law enforcement:”
“Nearly every police official interviewed agreed that for the first time, law enforcement not only felt that their national political leaders [publicly] stood against them, but also that the politicians’ words and actions signified that disrespect to law enforcement was acceptable in the aftermath of the Brown shooting."
The report looked at 50 of the 53 incidents last year were police officers were killed in the line of duty. It excluded the 3 cases involving minors or perpetrators who're still unknown.
It also found that the decriminalization of drugs and reduced sentencing empowered perpetrators, making them think that there would be no consequences for their acts.
Sound familiar, California?