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With the recent focus on the rising, media-induced tensions between certain radical elements of the population and police, a time-worn cliché has once again reared it’s illogical, ugly head. The old canard goes something like this: “Being a cop is safe. More people are killed in crab fishing than in law enforcement.” I have yet to see this silly line of “logic” applied to other jobs in which the employee bears arms in the course of their duties. You don’t hear people say “being a Marine in a combat zone is safer than crossing the street, because more people die

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