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......Three Cop Shootings and the Tragic Results
..By Anthony Ventre
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In crime-ridden neighborhoods, people are often ambivalent about police presence and sometimes regard police as the enemy. But police are often the only people willing to show up when violent crimes occur.
Sometimes the police become the casualties.
In 2011, 65 police officers were killed by gunfire, 12 were killed by vehicle assaults, and two were stabbed to death, according to the Officer Down Memorial Page.
Bronx, N.Y., resident Ramarley Graham, 18, was shot to death Feb. 1, according to a New York Post account, by one of two officers who were trailing him after a marijuana deal.
The New York Daily News reports police officers saw Graham adjusting his waistband and thought he was carrying a gun when they chased him to his apartment bathroom and shot him.