Reprinted with permission from Alternet
On Aug. 31, Democratic nominee for president Joe Biden made a speech in Pittsburgh where he said: "More cops have died from COVID this year than have been killed on patrol." Very quickly conservatives everywhere wondered whether or not that could be true. Weren't police officers mostly being gunned down by unarmed Black men or as a result of antifa-related soup can bludgeonings? But it turns out that sadly, the complete failure of our current administration to properly protect the health of Americans from the pandemic has predictably extended towards the state's law enforcement apparatus.