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Ohio F.O.P. President Wants Obama's Backing In State Of The Union

The president of the Ohio Fraternal Order of Police is calling on President Obama to use Tuesday night's State of the Union address to denounce attacks against police. Ohio FOP President Jay McDonald made the request of President Obama on behalf of the Ohio-based group “Stand with Cops.” It wants Obama to “use his bully pulpit to denounce those targeting police with violence, as well as those who fan the flames of contempt for the dangerous work done by police.” McDonald says he’s never seen sentiment against police as high as it is now. The comments come as police in Ohio and around the country remain under scrutiny for several high-profile deaths, including the fatal shootings of unarmed, African-American males in Cleveland and suburban Dayton, and in the wake of the murders of two New York City policeman.