"Authorities are worried a recent wave of police officer shootings may not be a coincidence.
In just 24 hours, at least 11 cops were shot around the country.
The most recent incident at a fugitive's house in St. Petersburg, Fla., left two officers dead and a U.S. marshal wounded Monday. Hours earlier, an Oregon officer was critically wounded after being shot multiple times during a traffic stop.
Monday's violence followed a bloody Sunday that left an officer in Indianapolis critically wounded during a traffic stop shooting, four officers in Indianapolis wounded after a gunman opened fire in a precinct and two more officers in Washington wounded in a shootout in a Walmart parking lot.
"It's not a fluke," Richard Roberts, a spokesman for the International Union of Police Associations, told MSNBC.com. "There's a perception among officers in the field that there’s a war on cops going on."
We'll have to see where this goes. War on cops? Who knows. Maybe though, if you happen to have the chance to talk to one of your local officers you might want to let them know that we're on their side. Lines are being drawn now, in all areas of society. I think we're starting to see the beginning of a winnowing, a separation of the good and the evil. We want the law on our side and most cops will naturally see things the same way that most Americans do. So let 'em know that we're there for them. Because I fear that this story may not be far off the mark.
I think we're being pushed into something, some sort of collapse or internal war that will benefit some in power at the expense of the majority of us. I can't prove it but I can feel it. And this may be the first outward manifestation of real evil working among us.