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Bureau of Labor Statistics Released Top 10 Dangerous Jobs Report: Police Officer Not On It

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We are constantly reminded via politicians, television, and the mainstream media in general of just how brave those “boys in blue” are to work in such “dangerous” conditions. The thin blue line, we’re told, is akin to storming the beaches at Normandy.

But do these claims of mass danger and death hold water? Is it really necessary to smash an elderly woman’s face into the ground, so you can “make it home to your wife and kids”?

Over the last decade police departments across the country have been steadily increasing their firepower, while their jobs have actually gotten LESS dangerous.

A report put out at the beginning of the year by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, highlights that lack of danger by showing that 2013 has had the “Lowest Level of Law Enforcement Fatalities in Six Decades” and the fewest officers killed by firearms since 1887.

The latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), recorded a preliminary total of 4,405 fatal work injuries in the US in 2013. The BLS compiled that data to make a chart of the top ten most dangerous jobs. Guess who’s not in the top ten.

10. Construction Laborers

Total fatalities for 2013 (based on preliminary data): 215

Fatality rate (per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers): 17.7


9. Electrical Power-Line Installers And Repairers

Total fatalities for 2013 (based on preliminary data): 27

Fatality rate (per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers): 21.5


8. Farmers, Ranchers, And Other Agricultural Managers

Total fatalities for 2013 (based on preliminary data): 220

Fatality rate (per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers): 21.8


7. Driver/Sales Workers and Truck Drivers

Total fatalities for 2013 (based on preliminary data): 748

Fatality rate (per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers): 22.0


6. Mining Machine Operators

Total fatalities for 2013 (based on preliminary data): 16

Fatality rate (per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers): 26.9


5. Refuse And Recyclable Material Collectors

Total fatalities for 2013 (based on preliminary data): 33

Fatality rate (per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers): 33.0


4. Roofers

Total fatalities for 2013 (based on preliminary data): 69

Fatality rate (per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers): 38.7


3. Aircraft Pilots And Flight Engineers

Total fatalities for 2013 (based on preliminary data): 63

Fatality rate (per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers): 50.6


2. Fishers And Related Fishing Workers

Total fatalities for 2013 (based on preliminary data): 27

Fatality rate (per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers): 75.0


1. Logging Workers

Total fatalities for 2013 (based on preliminary data): 59

Fatality rate (per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers): 91.3

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Fatal work injuries among law enforcement were actually down 20 percent to a new series low of 97 fatalities. So why are we seeing such a large increase in the storm trooper cops with their heavily militarized presence, and their police tanks?

It’s certainly not because there is some war going on against police or that their jobs are even that dangerous. In fact, police are quite safe as they bust through tens of thousands of doors annually enforcing the state’s immoral quest to control what you can and can’t put into your own body, otherwise known as the war on drugs.

According to a new FBI report, Americans are less violent than ever; its the police who’ve been increasingly violent.

This heavily militarized police state is unfortunately, the natural tendency of empire. No matter how peaceful the citizens resist the empire’s inevitable tyranny, the state will always resort to militarization and violence. Violence is self-preservation of the state; it is the only means the empire possesses to extend its reign.

To quote -Mahatma Gandhi- “The State represents violence in a concentrated and organized form. The individual has a soul, but as the State is a soulless machine, it can never be weaned from violence to which it owes its very existence.”

How much larger will this oppressive, expansive, and violent police state become?

That answer is entirely up to you and I. Only through a lesser ignorance and awareness will we be able to prevent this leviathan from making Orwell’s 1984, a reality.

People are already beginning to realize that those who claim the responsibility of “protecting and serving” are mostly just revenue generators for their puppet masters in higher positions of authority.

Founding father Samueal Adams says it best, “It does not take a majority to prevail… but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.”

So get out there and set some bush fires! Share this article with your friends and family who haven’t quite woken up to the reality of this encroaching police state. Write your own articles, get the word out however you can! The tipping point for peace is near.

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