Three police officers murdered in one week
This is the reason why we consistently call for police accountability and not violence against the police. Injustice never excuses injustice. These officers were innocent victims of violent crimes, the very crimes their jobs exist to stop.
from Daily Mail:
A Texas police officer was found murdered in his home just hours before an officer in Illinois was gunned down in the street on a morning patrol.
Don Allen, 27, was killed at home some time Monday evening in Clyde, Texas, and found by family members around 7pm.
Authorities have not released details of his death, but launched a homicide investigation over Allen, who has served in the Abilene police department for three years.
He was off-duty at the time, and the only one at home when the discovery was made.
The discovery of the dead officer comes at the same time as police in Fox Lake, Illinois, have launched a search for three armed suspects in the death of an officer.
Charles Joseph Gliniewicz, 52, died of gunshot wounds Tuesday morning in the Chicago suburb, prompting a search for three suspicious men he was chasing just before he died.
Officer Allen’s death also came just days after a sheriff’s deputy, Darren Goforth, was shot dead at a gas station near Houston while filling up his patrol car.
The latest killing - the third in less than a week - has prompted fear among other officers.
We do our level best around here to be fact-based, and tell the truth as the facts become available. We have posted numerous stories about police violence and have consistently called for greater accountability for officers as well as punishment under the law for officers who abuse their authority.
One thing we will never do, however, is call for violence against police officers. Black lives matter. White lives matter. Civilians lives matter. Police lives matter. All life matters, and that’s not a difficult concept.