Published On: Tue, May 24th, 2022

Amy Klobuchar Got Ratioed for Tweet Honoring Police Who Died Last Year While Leaving Out All the Necessary Context

Amy Klobuchar sits looking anguished, holding her hand to her temple during a senate panel

Over the weekend, Amy Klobuchar announced that a Senate resolution had passed making this week “National Police Week” in honor of the 576 police officers who died last year. In a tweet, Klobuchar says this is “one small way to recognize their courage” for choosing to “put their lives on the line every day to protect our communities.”

Except what Klobuchar fails to mention is that more than 3/4 of those deaths were due to COVID-19. According to the Officer Down Memorial Page, which keeps a record of officers’ deaths, there were 623 line-of-duty deaths in 2021, and 444 of those were from COVID.

The Mary Sue

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