Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

"
If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"
Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Coincidence?

Texas leads the nation in police officers killed in the line of duty in 2007 (roughly one every sixteen days).

Texas leads the nation in executions with 60% of the total executions in 2007 (averaging one every two weeks).

While the news is blaring the "more officers died in the line of duty in 2007" factoid, take a look at the statistics in the news article. Physical causes, including heart attacks, count for 18 deaths. (Heart attacks?)

More questionable is that five Air Force cops were killed in a bombing in Iraq and they are counted. They were killed in a combat zone just like any other soldier. Counting them as "police line of duty deaths" makes me wonder if the flexible accountants in Fort Fumble didn't count them as being killed in combat in Iraq.

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