Fox News and right-wing nuts are screaming that there is a war on police officers being promoted by Progressive Media and organizations such as Black Lives Matter. The truth is the opposite. There are now less police officer killings on a percentage basis than ever. In fact, it’s safer being a police officer than a truck driver, farmer, construction worker, roofer, recyclable collector, or fisherman.

Cenk Uygur, host of The Young Turks, breaks it down.


K.J. McElrath is a former history and social studies teacher who has long maintained a keen interest in legal and social issues. In addition to writing for The Ring of Fire, he is the author of two published novels: Tamanous Cooley, a darkly comic environmental twist on Dante's Inferno, and The Missionary's Wife, a story of the conflict between human nature and fundamentalist religious dogma. When not engaged in journalistic or literary pursuits, K.J. works as an entertainer and film composer.