The Increase in Violence Against Law Enforcement
Featuring Joe Gamaldi and James Smallwood
Episode #2 | 22 February 2022 | Listen | Subscribe
As crime rates continue to rise across the country, the violence directed at law enforcement officers is skyrocketing. In just the first month of 2022, we saw the real-life consequences of and felt the immense pain caused by the recent surge in violent crime and the heinous acts of cowardly individuals whose sole motivation was to injure or kill a law enforcement officer.
This past year was one of the most dangerous years for law enforcement in recent history due to the increase of violence directed towards law enforcement officers, the nationwide crime crisis fueled by rogue prosecutors, and the ongoing pandemic.
On this episode of the Blue View, National FOP President Patrick Yoes sits down with National Vice President Joe Gamaldi and National Treasurer James Smallwood to discuss the alarming increase in violence against the police as well as the consequences of the continued demonization of our law enforcement officers.
Law enforcement officers have one of the toughest and most dangerous jobs in the United States. The brave men and women of law enforcement are charged with the enormous responsibility of keeping our streets and neighborhoods safe.
Be sure to tune in to Blue View, a weekly podcast presented by the National Fraternal Order of Police, to hear from law enforcement experts, elected officials, and other notable leaders to gain insight into the issues and current events surrounding the law enforcement community. Each episode will leave you with a better understanding of what law enforcement officers face daily. Together, we can rebuild the trust between police officers and the communities they serve.