I doubt it, but given the recent rash of shooting at and killing police officers, you can't blame those who wonder. This news story reveals that:
In just 24 hours, at least 11 cops were shot around the country.
The most recent incident at a fugitive's house in St. Petersburg, Fla., left two officers dead and a U.S. marshal wounded Monday. Hours earlier, an Oregon officer was critically wounded after being shot multiple times during a traffic stop.
Monday's violence followed a bloody Sunday that left an officer in Indianapolis critically wounded during a traffic stop shooting, four officers in Indianapolis wounded after a gunman opened fire in a precinct and two more officers in Washington wounded in a shootout in a Walmart parking lot.
I sometimes see bumper stickers that admonish us to "Question Authority." And of course in a free country, people should question it -- as I have often done in this space, questioning the leadership, for want of a better word, of Attorney General Eric Holder.
Still, when the attitude of questioning authority slips over into defying authority, it's not that much of a leap for those with a criminal turn of mind to take it one step more. I don't know if that's what we're seeing; more likely it's a really bad coincidence. Still, it has been a disquieting, and tragic, 24 hours.