By Rachel Blevins, The Free Thought Project:
From the government’s disregard for civil liberties, to new research showing the power of cannabis, here are the stories the mainstream media missed in 2017
As public trust in the mainstream media continues to fall to a new all-time low each year, it may come as no surprise that the same outlets promising to provide you with “fair and balanced” coverage, are actually censoring truth and feeding you content that is approved by their social interests. However, as social media becomes more prevalent, it is even more obvious when the MSM ignores the most crucial stories.
Here are the top 5 stories the mainstream media missed in 2017:
1. The “War on Cops” hit a new low in 2017—but the number of people killed by U.S. police remains high
The number of police officers who died on the job was at its second-lowest point in over 50 years in 2017, according to data from the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. A total of 128 officers died on duty, 44 of whom were shot and killed. Nearly one-third fewer officers died of gunshot wounds this year when compared to 2016, when 143 officers died and 66 were shot and killed.
According to preliminary data, 128 law enforcement officers have died in the line of duty this year, decreasing 10 percent over the 143 officers killed in 2016.
— NLEOMF (@NLEOMF) December 28, 2017
While 128 police officers died on the on job in 2017, it should be noted that 47 of the deaths were traffic related, and 16 deaths were due to illness unrelated to the job. In the last 50 years, the only time the record of police deaths was lower was in 2013, when 116 police died on duty.
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