Washington, D.C., September 18, 2020 – Following targeted attacks against law enforcement officers in Phoenix, Arizona, Los Angeles, California, and now Camden County, New Jersey, Brady strongly condemns attacks on police. This latest attack against two Camden County, New Jersey, police officers in their home has been described as “targeted” by the County Police Chief. The couples’ 10-day-old child was present in their home during the attack, which was shot on Tuesday night with six bullets striking their house.
Brady President Kris Brown shared:
“This month, we have seen attacks against law enforcement officers in states across the country – this violence must end. These attacks follow the murder of two California law enforcement officers in June, part of a disturbing trend of individuals and extremists targeting law enforcement.
Targeting any individuals for any reason, including those in law enforcement who are called to protect, serve and defend, is heinous and un- American. As a gun violence prevention organization, we oppose gun violence in all of its forms, that of course includes against law enforcement. Brady has worked with police and law enforcement for decades, as law enforcement is essential in the effort to prevent gun violence and enforce life-saving gun laws. These are attacks on our partners. We condemn it in the strongest terms.”
The attack in Camden County occurred late on Tuesday, September 15, when an unidentified Honda Odyssey pulled up to the officers’ home and opened fire. No residents were injured, while the house was hit with six bullets.
Brady has worked with police officers across the country, including in New Jersey, on numerous policies and enforcement efforts, notably in efforts to reduce the flow of illegal guns into communities and to enforce standing gun violence prevention laws. Brady has similarly defended living law enforcement and the families and estates of those killed in the line of duty in court across numerous states.
Brady has one powerful mission — to unite all Americans against gun violence. We work across Congress, the courts, and our communities with over 90 grassroots chapters, bringing together young and old, red and blue, and every shade of color to find common ground in common sense. In the spirit of our namesakes Jim and Sarah Brady, we have fought for over 45 years to take action, not sides, and we will not stop until this epidemic ends. It’s in our hands.