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My 2 Cents: Oklahoma Tops Trigger-Happy Police List

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A new study implies that Oklahoma police officers are the most trigger-happy in the country.

The Guardian and the Washington Post found that per capita, this year police in Oklahoma have killed more people than police in any other state.

The study says 22 have been killed since the start of the year.

Further down it points out this number includes people who died in car chases and in incidents in which the police were fired at first.

I'm worn out with all the police bashing.

It's to the point that the OCPD feels it's necessary to post even the smallest "officer-involved" good deed someone captured on their cellphone on the police Facebook page.

They do good deeds all the time, they help people every day, they cut them slack when they don't have to.

But all you hear about these days, is the ugly part of police work and certainly some of it is not pretty, but it is necessary.

Cops in Baltimore are so beleaguered by the bashing that they've backed off, and parts of that city are virtually out of control.

I don't like that Oklahoma is ranked number one in this. The ACLU blames it on insufficient police training in Oklahoma.

I don't know, it could be a one-year anomaly, the first time they've really looked at it.

I believe more people are dying in confrontations with police, because suspects are much more violent than they were a few years ago, and more brazen than they were before police officers started second guessing themselves.

Let's not lose sight of who the good guys are.

I'm Kelly Ogle and that's My 2 Cents.

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