(Newark Star-Ledger) The head of the state Policemen's Benevolent Association says the unchecked climate of "hatred" against police officers, made worse by politicians, contributed to the shooting deaths of two New York police officers Saturday.
"The attack on these officers is nothing less then an act of domestic terrorism spurred on by so much recent hatred aimed at officers everywhere," Patrick Colligan said in an emailed statement. "Our society stands safer because of the sacrifices officers make everyday, but the hatred that has grown over the past few weeks in this country has gone unchecked by many elected leaders. We all need to stand up, speak up, and oppose those who attack our law enforcement everywhere."
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