A palpable anger is boiling here in the United States, and we stand to lose control of the situation if we’re not careful.
After the death of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis police department some months ago, protesters began to take to the streets to demand change. Not only were these demonstrators hellbent on calling attention to the ongoing issue of police brutality, but also sought to highlight what they saw as an ongoing issue of systemic racial injustice.
As these protests grew and mutated, some involved turned radical. Soon, citizens were finding themselves in harm’s way as bullets began to fly.
A suspect targeted two New Jersey police officers by shooting into their home, Camden County Police Chief Joseph Wysocki said on Thursday.
A suspect opened fire on the home of two Camden County police officers on Tuesday night. The officers, along with their infant, were inside of the home at the time.
“The attack on our officers was an affront to the department and will not be tolerated,” Wysocki said.
On Thursday, the police chief said that neither the officers nor their child were injured as a result of the shooting and described the incident as a “targeted” attack.
“I do know that this was a targeted attack against this residence and the officers inside,” Wysocki said.
Police have recovered the vehicle in question, a Honda Odyssey, but are trying to gather more information.
This sudden escalation in violence against the police is a stark development for the already-tumultuous year 2020, and these attacks only serve to further enflame our political chaos.
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