In what has become a horrifying trend, there has been another deliberate attack on American law enforcement officers. This time the already embattled city of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, suffered the loss of three law enforcement officers, with three more officers wounded. One of the wounded officers, a Deputy Sheriff with the East Baton Rouge Parish, is in critical condition with wounds to his head and torso. The other two officers have been treated, and are in the process of being released from area hospitals with what is being classified as non-life-threatening injuries.
This is a second targeted assassination of law enforcement officers in just over a week. On July 7, 2016, five officers in Dallas, Texas were murdered in the line of duty while protecting a Black Lives Matter (BLM) protest march. The march was coming to its conclusion with highly positive remarks from both BLM coordinators and law enforcement personnel, when a callous attack began, killing five officers, wounding seven others, and injuring two civilians as well.