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Minneapolis Police have a unique way of winning the hearts and minds of their city’s residents following the death of George Floyd. They swept through neighborhoods late Saturday not far from the rioting, pointing guns at residents in their doorways and shooting them with pepperballs if they didn’t retreat indoors fast enough.

This was the very same day that Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey made it “very, very clear” that it wasn’t local residents who have been destroying his city.

From WAVE:

“I want to be very, very clear,” Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey said during the press conference. “The people that are doing this are not Minneapolis residents. They are coming in largely from outside of this city, outside of the region, to prey on everything we have built over the last several decades.”

Yes, Minnesota cops need help with public relations. After the notorious video showed (now former) Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin kneeling on the neck of George Floyd for eight minutes, one would think the Gopher State’s law enforcement types would do what they can to engender trust and positive relations with residents.

But no. For three nights, America watched the police in Minneapolis show utter passivity towards the feral mobs. Police there stood by and watched the troublemakers loot hundreds of businesses and destroy or burn many of them to the ground.

Then Saturday evening, cops, backed by 5000 National Guard troops, opted for rude and harsh with the local taxpayers who pay their salaries.  MPD officers in riot gear swarmed through residential neighborhoods…not the streets where the burning and looting were taking place. They harshly ordering residents inside their homes. Even those peaceably watching from their doorways.

This happened next.


You could hear at least one of the cops shout “Light them up!” when the residents didn’t move quickly enough.

Local CBS TV station WCCO picked up on the story and reported on it.

A video posted to Twitter Saturday night is going viral after apparently showing law enforcement in Minneapolis shooting paint rounds at residents on their porch after curfew went into effect.

Tanya Kerssen posted the video to Twitter shortly after 9:30 p.m., showing what she says is the Minnesota National Guard and Minneapolis police sweeping her residential street in the Whittier Neighborhood.

In the video, the officers are seen approaching the residents and repeatedly yelling at them to get inside their house. After a few demands, one can be heard yelling “light ‘em up!” That’s when one officer appears to fire a paint round at the residents, who run inside.

Meanwhile, a WCCO photographer was struck by a rubber bullet and arrested by the State Patrol Saturday night. He was released from custody after a couple hours.

The Minnesota State Police also shot a clearly-identified WCCO CBS TV photographer with a rubber bullet before arresting him last night as well.

Not surprisingly, they released the photographer after a couple of hours, probably hoping to avoid a lawsuit.

From WCCO.

WCCO’s award-winning veteran photographer Tom Aviles has been struck by a rubber bullet and taken into custody by the State Patrol Saturday night.

During the arrest, they forced him onto the ground.

Aviles is OK. We’ve called our CBS attorneys, and they’re working on freeing him.

The arrest happened at Nicollet and Franklin at about 8:45 p.m.

He was with veteran producer Joan Gilbertson, who is OK.

They both identified themselves clearly, that they were members of the local media, and WCCO journalists.

Joan told us the patrolman said, “You’ve been warned, or the same thing will happen to you. Or you’re next.”

Joan says she had her hands up and said, “Don’t shoot me, don’t shoot me.”

Again, winning hearts and minds.

Still, some people wonder why so many Americans have pulled out their wallets and bought firearms and ammunition in recent weeks. It seems a pretty safe bet that business will be extremely brisk at gun shops across America this coming week.

As for Minneapolis’ Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #3? They will surely have a tougher time soliciting donations from local residents and local businesses after the past few days.

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290 COMMENTS

    • Might be there comes a day that patriots walk the streets and “light up” shitty cops like these for their oppression agains non-violent citizens.
      These cops should watch their backs.

      • Can someone please explain to me why patriots should not be walking the streets of Minneapolis and clearing out the Minneapolis police today?

        a) Minneapolis police repeatedly murder people without any legal justification. Reference Ms. Ruszczyk (lady in her pajamas who police shot and killed). Reference George Floyd. And possibly Philando Castile (not sure if that was truly justified or not).

        b) Minneapolis police repeatedly assault and batter people without any legal justification. Reference local television station photographer who Minneapolis police shot with a rubber bullet and then arrested. Reference the peaceful residents who Minneapolis police shot with pepper and/or paint balls for peaceably standing on their front porch.

        c) Minneapolis police repeatedly threaten to arrest peaceable people for exercising their inalienable rights to stand, travel, observe, and protest — for violating “curfew”.

        I ardently support police who righteously investigate and arrest vandals, thieves, thugs, child molesters, rapists, and murderers. I cannot support the gross malfeasance that I am seeing in Minneapolis. If Minneapolis or Minnesota do not immediately clean house — and I mean REALLY clean house — in the Minneapolis police department, then the people of Minneapolis and Minnesota should. In the simplest of terms, We the People have absolutely ZERO obligation to tolerate such blatant, repeated, and rampant criminal behavior from the Minneapolis police.

        • Rest assured police officers get fired all the time. Perhaps that means there is someone who does the hiring that needs to be replaced. Or perhaps the standards for hire are too high. You’ve got to have this much education and that much background and pass a polygraph obviously is not working. Perhaps the standards for hire are keeping average people who can communicate with average people from becoming police officers.
          What the paintball cop needs to remember is one of his coworkers is sitting in jail without a job and pot to pee in because he violated a man’s rights across the board. Cop fired at home owner on their porch and there is evidence and witnesses to what was said cop is in trouble.

        • Debbie:
          I’ve long thought that police officer candidates should be psychologically profiled before being hired.

        • Most patriots don’t live in these inner city dumps; they are in the countryside because they like peace, privacy, and simply don’t want to be bothered.

        • Information for All: Please read the following and encourage victims, or non-victims, to start pushing back using what you see.

          DEPRIVATION OF RIGHTS UNDER COLOR OF LAW
          SUMMARY:
          • Section 242 of Title 18 makes it a crime for a person acting under color of any law to willfully deprive a person of a right or privilege protected by the Constitution or laws of the United States.
          For the purpose of Section 242, acts under “color of law” include acts not only done by federal, state, or local officials within their lawful authority, but also acts done beyond the bounds of that official’s lawful authority, if the acts are done while the official is purporting to or pretending to act in the performance of his/her official duties. Persons acting under color of law within the meaning of this statute include police officers, prisons guards and other law enforcement officials, as well as judges, care providers in public health facilities, and others who are acting as public officials. It is not necessary that the crime be motivated by animus toward the race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin of the victim.
          The offense is punishable by a range of imprisonment up to a life term, or the death penalty, depending upon the circumstances of the crime, and the resulting injury, if any.
          TITLE 18, U.S.C., SECTION 242
          Whoever, under color of any law, statute, ordinance, regulation, or custom, willfully subjects any person in any State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District to the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured or protected by the Constitution or laws of the United States, … shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both; and if bodily injury results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include the use, attempted use, or threatened use of a dangerous weapon, explosives, or fire, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and if death results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include kidnapping or an attempt to kidnap, aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to commit aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to kill, shall be fined under this title, or imprisoned for any term of years or for life, or both, or may be sentenced to death.

        • I’m partially happy that cops are now delivering some police brutality. Smashing journalists and pepper balling people in their home doorways. What the cops should have done is said, “Nope. Not doing it. Patrol the streets yourselves you cowardly losers.” Have fun. Then let the degenerate leftist sleaze burn all they hold dear to the ground while they cower in their homes doing nothing. The truth is, those people are wholly dependent upon the cops they spit on. They probably shouldn’t forget that. And if they don’t like the police brutality, particularly when mobs of lawless felons are burning your city to the ground, then they can STFU and go police the streets themselves.

        • Can someone please explain to me why patriots should not be walking the streets of Minneapolis and clearing out the Minneapolis police today?

          Because none of them are going to do it. Who is going to clear the rioting sleaze from the street? You? Me? Best to just stop complaining and let them do it.

        • I see the police attitude here as “All of you guys claim you don’t like our methods. You claim we are brutal. You hate us. Fine. We will inflict upon you, that which you accused us of inflicting. And if you don’t like it – you can come out here and do this job we are doing. Yeah – that’s what I thought.”

          “War is the remedy that our enemies have chosen, and I say let us give them all they want.”
          – General William T. Sherman

    • The actions of the police officers are indefensible and likely unlawful. Well, and pretty stupid. Antifa burns a Target. The cops sweep the residential neighborhoods for soccer moms. And, “light them up.” Has someone seen some 80s cop movie too many times? Does he yearn to be an Apache pilot in Afghanistan? WTF?

      That said, how many of Tanya’s friends were dressed in all black?

    • In Blue States and Sanctuary Cities ONLY.

      Blue Moon, you left me standing alone,
      Without a song in my heart,
      Without my business…

    • THUGS with badges.

      That’s how we got here.

      Too stupid to see the people will turn on cops.

    • These days, most of them are. Appointed by virtue signaling mayors or city councils. Ability to do the job be damned.

    • Republicans wanted the police to be heavy handed and light them up. They got what they asked for. You know when the looting starts the shooting starts?

      • “Now, we’re getting them [criminals] out anyway, but we’d like to get them out a lot faster, and when you see these towns and when you see these thugs being thrown into the back of a paddy wagon, you just see them thrown in, rough, I said, please don’t be too nice. Like when you guys put somebody in the car and you’re protecting their head, you know, the way you put their hand over, like, don’t hit their head and they’ve just killed somebody. Don’t hit their head. I said, you can take the hand away, okay?“

  1. Why are they enforcing the law in the areas where there isn’t a problem. Shouldn’t they be dealing with the rioters?

    • They weren’t enforcing the law.

      The law very clearly states that even under curfew, citizens have every right to be on their porches.

      It’s even specifically called out in the FAQ about the curfew order.

      The police were and are being brutal thugs.

      • The curfew is unlawful itself regardless of the rioting. This country including the Supreme Court has truly lost its mind. They just upheld Newsomes church capacity ban as lawful.

        • False, governments have the authority to impose a curfew during times of civil unrest. The Constitution is not a suicide pact.

        • TDI, yes, it is. Fundamentally, at its core, a suicide pact is exactly what the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and Bill of Rights are. They spell out exactly what the government is allowed to do, and the violent remedy for when it steps out of line.
          It says “this is what we are willing to kill and die for.”

        • Sorry, JW it is not. That is why there is an Article I, Section 9. Habeas Corpus can be suspended during an Invasion or insurrection. If you suspend Habeas Corpus you have effectively neutered the Bill of Rights since you lose your recourse to the courts for the duration.

        • TDI, you’ve missed the point of the documents, and the rebellion they stemmed from, entirely. There’s no court to petition to in an unjust government in the first place.
          If an agent of the government can assault you, peaceably assembled on your own property, without legal recourse, then it’s time to renew the rebellion.
          We have yet to see if this particular instance is without legal recourse.

        • JW: We are governed by the Constitution not the Declaration of Independence. The same people who signed on to latter wrote the former. The Declaration was a justification for seperation from the UK. They put in Article Section 9 to insure that Constitution was not a suicide pact. They even put provision to peacefully change governing institutions either by amendment or convention.

          Next you will be telling me that secession was about minded principal instead of slavery.

        • If your rights can be suspended in a time of civil unrest, then you don’t have rights, you have permissions. I don’t recall the COTUS mentioning anything about rights being suspend-able.

          The Civil war / secession was indeed about states rights to leave the union and the north was perfectly willing to go along with it. They encouraged that the southern states leave peaceably and without war, up until the bean counters mentioned that the southern states would be taking 1/3rd of the US economy with them and all of that additional tax revenue. The south left because they were tired of being taxed into oblivion.

          Protip, roughly 1% of the population, rich plantation owners, owned slaves. The rest of the south hated slavery because it cheapened labor, drove down the cost of goods, and the people were sick and tied of being forced by law to assemble posses to chase down escaped slaves.

          Don’t try to revise history. States have the same unalienable right to secede from the union as the US had to secede from England. That right is unalienable and a war doesn’t change it, hence, UNALIENABLE.

        • TDI, no, I’ve repeatedly said the opposite, and don’t change the subject out of desperation. You’ve turned the Constitution into a Bill of Sale. The founders didn’t create a new government and then sell themselves into slavery.
          They did make a government and a peaceful way to change it. And they also wrote, and showed, exactly what to do when that doesn’t work.
          A suicide pact, what we kill and die for, is exactly what they created.

      • If you are attacked on your own property would that not be justificatiown to shoot back?

        • Someone should have thrown some dummy grenades into the pack of stormtroopers(from cover). There’d have been a lot of pooped cop pants.

        • You are wrong. If you thought they were using bullets, you can use self defense.

        • Paintballs or pepper balls can certainly cause great bodily injury.

          Shoot me with a paintball gun I’m going to shoot back with a real gun.

        • The keyboard commandos are out on force. Cops see a gun and they are going to light you up and you know it so you are just going meekly into your house.

        • @tdiinva

          They were using less lethal weapons. The weapons used can still kill if shot at the body or face when they are close like that, hence why they shot them in the leg. They know their weapons can kill, it’s in their training.

          But we all know if you attack the cops back you will increase your chances of being killed if not get yourself killed. The people standing by yelling at the cops to stop killing George Floyd knew that, which is why they didn’t save him.

    • No, it is outside police training and responsibility to place themselves at risk to arrest rioters and looters. Far safer for them to apply force where the troubles are not. That way they are “doing something” and can claim to have suppressed the violence at great personal risk.

      This is the same class of behavior that started this trouble in the first place.

      • The Minneapolis police need to do some house cleaning. Bad. And they need a new PR person, someone who will tell rank and file officers and upper brass alike that shooting homeowners who are minding their own business on private property and arresting reporters for covering the news IS NOT A GOOD LOOK, IDIOTS.

        • Those guys are wannabe soldiers who couldn’t get into the military or won’t. So any chance they can pretend to be Rambo, and roll through town in a APC all kitted up they will.

    • @Kyle—>> “Why are they enforcing the law in the areas where there isn’t a problem.”?

      It’s safer there!

    • Of course, but the dumbass cops are afraid to go there – they prefer to harass law biding citizens.

    • The military and the police were scared of the rioters. Some people had guns. So they actively avoided them, allowing for many more buildings (and random cars) to be set on fire. They would hold a certain intersection then leave. It was all for show. Once the rioters were finished burning down what they wanted the police enforced the curfew on random residents and media. They went after non armed people and submissive people that had nothing to do with the situation.

      That’s what cowards do. They go after the weak prey.

      We already know what cops think of us and the culture they have. That’s why young people rioted in the first place. It only proves their point, their plan was successful. Those kids are smarter than they get credit for. The youth really wanted the government to use lethal force so they could have martyrs for the cause. So far they haven’t gotten their ideal outcome.

      I heard the government say they were very aware of the plan to get the government to use lethal force. The government decided to let people fight the cops in ways that would usually get them shot for attempting.

      Now the question is what are the youth going to do without their martyrs? Are they going to quit their current strategy and wait for the elections or are they going to change tactics?

        • The plan was to kill cops and soldiers when they used lethal force. They tried hard to get the government to shoot some young people to spark larger conflict.

        • I get the feeling that the sign language lady(?) is saying something completely different than the speaker.

      • You are under the mistaken belief that the police set the policies they operate under. Which brings to mind your failure to provide the details of your long career in law enforcement. One longs to hear from experts such as yourself rather the mere Antifa blowhards.

        • “The lack of clarity and the lack of a mission and the description of what exactly the Minnesota National Guard needed to do.” — Major General, Jon A. Jensen

        • Every man has to decide if he will “follow orders” or follow his own moral compass. Way too many just follow orders. Same thing we hanged a bunch of German and Jap boys for.

  2. Reminds me of the sheriff’s deputies in the small town I grew up in. They were afraid to go after the drug dealers and bad dudes, but had no problem going after someone for committing some little class c misdemeanor who is otherwise a law abiding citizen… while on the clock being paid by your tax dollars; trained and equipped with your tax dollars.

    • THat describes Cook County, IL exactly. You can rape, rob and pillage with relative impunity. But heaven help you if you’re a law-abiding gun owner who jaywalks.

      Or… like the kid from Colorado with zero criminal record who had an uncased rifle under the passenger seat in his truck while on the way to the Carolinas to see friends. He didn’t get an “affordable” bail or released on his own recognizance as countless felons from Chicago do. Not only did he have to pony up 10k if I recall, but the judge ordered him to appear IN PERSON for every court appearance. All the way from Colorado.

      • Methinks there’s more to the story that you’re not telling us, right? If something is out of sight and under a passenger seat, and the driver is traveling thru the state toward a distant destination, then how in the world would LE know what’s under his seat? LE has never known what’s under the seat of any vehicles I’ve ever owned or driven.

        • The kid was probably one of those ones taught if they don’t have anything to hide they should let the police search their car and don’t make it hard on the police because they are just doing their jobs.

        • Which further begs the question I was implying…WHY was a LEO in his vehicle in the first place? Was he speeding, get pulled over, and found to be intoxicated? Did he run a red light, get pulled over, and mouth off to the cop, resulting in an escalation that led to him being handcuffed and his vehicle impounded? Did he run a red light and hit a cop car while smelling like weed?

          Something’s missing here.

        • That elusive “broken tail light”, “I smell weed”, “nothing to hide, nothing to fear”, “We will arrest you and charge you with XYX made up BS if you don’t comply”

          IHAQ, Cops don’t need reasons anymore, they go phishing. Oh, and they just might break your tail light too, just so its actually broke. There is a reason why they are some of the most hated people on earth now. They are no longer about justice and keeping the peace, they are a terror to good people.

          I actively go out of my way to stay as far away from the blue blood gang members as I can. If I catch a glimpse of one in a store, I go to the other end of the store and keep notes on their location. Nothing good can come from even being near one.

        • Cops all across the country are well known for targeting out of state tags. I-40 down in Tennessee is notorious for being a stop and seize corridor. They usually target cars with west coast plates heading west. That way they claim they can seize the drug money.

          Have you never seen the Youtube film “Breakfast in Collinsville”?
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJqq6KCOkdM

          Discovery over the lawsuit brought out that cops in Collinsville Illinois were marking out of state tags in hotel parking lots with pot. Just so they could get their drug dogs to signal.

  3. Something’s badly wrong with cops in Minnesota, it surely seems. They sure keep stepping on their johnsons with alarming and sometimes deadly regularity.

    You shoot me in my doorway and at best you’re going to have a lawsuit.

      • Those young white people need to learn their place. When given an unlawful order they most obey like the tax slaves they are or else. Comply or die, citizens.

        #Whitelivesmatter

    • You’d probably form an emotional bond and make excuses for them like you did with the Trump administration when they took you for a ride

      • Yeah you been putting too much THC into your body and it made you into a retard. Suppose that is Trumps fault too and not your bad lifes decisions.

    • They lowered their standards so far in pursuit of ‘diversity’ that they will hire anyone.

      • Yeah, looks like all those cops are overweight white guys. I think they fired their only Asian… I haven’t seen a black cop yet. Well, I did see a photo of 1 black guy on the force, there has to be more.

        I heard someone say that ~70% of cops in America are white and only ~6% are black. I do know most cops are white males.

  4. Dude, you can’t look directly at the popo, that’s like questioning their dominance. Look down at your feet, legs together, toes pointed inward. Maybe sob a bit.

    • You forgot getting down on your knees to grovel and begging for salvation while sticking your butts in the air to assert submission.

      • Yes, because the police have a right to feel safe. Their job is hard enough. We’d be worse off without them.

        • No! They don’t have the right to feel safe if it means stepping on someone else’s rights. THEY’RE the one’s who signed up for a dangerous job. If they want to feel safe CPA is a good career choice. But you are correct that we’re much better off with them around.

        • NO they don’t have the right to feel safe if it means trampling a citizens rights! THEY’RE the ones who knowingly signed up for a dangerous job. If they wanted to feel safe CPA is a good career choice. But you are correct that we’re better off having them than not. Just gotta dump the bad ones.

        • “…the police have a right to feel safe.”
          No. No one has a “right to feel” anything. Feelings are very subjective and can’t be granted by other people.
          Police work is inherently dangerous. Not nearly as dangerous as many other occupations, but still dangerous. That danger is included in their pay. What they feel is their own inner personal problem.

        • Nobody has a ‘right’ to ‘feel safe’. That’s utterly asinine. Everyone has a right to secure the means and utilize them to ensure their own safety. Feeling safe is actually complacency and generally makes you less safe.

        • Garbage men, fishermen ,construction workers, and farmers all have higher rates of injury than police officers. The police officers just have better unions.

  5. Whoa, hold on there buddy! These victims are white people. But we’ve been told that police only do this because they don’t like your skin color (when it isn’t white). So, what you’re proving here is that there’s such a thing as incompetence or even malice unrelated to skin color. Wow, what a revelation! I’m sure democrats will now start focusing on the real problem instead of the imaginary one. Right, right??

    • I have been hearing from them that when they [law enforcement] do it to non whites they know they will get away with it, thus they tend to beat/mistreat non whites more than whites. I think they even cite a Harvard study that shows white people get shot more by police but non whites get beat more. Black people are pointing out that non whites don’t get the same fair treatment with the justice system because the majority of America does not care about them do to the fact whites do not see themselves when they see a black face or an Asian face. They also cite studies that show physiologically when humans identify with a person they show more compassion to those people.

      When I see a white American get harmed by police I feel the same way when I see an Asian or a black American being violated. Hell, they don’t even need to be American or human. I even care when the cops mess with animals.

      • Asians don’t get hassled by the cops because they are the most law abiding people in the country.

        • Why did the government ban Chinese from immigrating to the U.S. and put Japanese into concentration camps and stole their land to give to white people? Those Asians have to be horrible for America to limit the number of Asians entering America. They are only about 6% of the population but the majority of people in the world.

          Why does Trump choose to allow more Europeans into the country than east Asians? Wouldn’t America be better off with a lot more east Asians? When the war was over they brought former Nazis into America to help.

        • Old news dumbass.

          Asians are the new Jews. Quotas for top colleges because they don’t gangbang.

  6. Gonna state the obvious..we are in a bad way now..The Weimar republic looked like this too.

    • Yep and they spent themselves into oblivion, just like we are doing right now. Get ready for inflation that will make your head spin.

      • “Rusty – time for RGB to go – Chains”

        Russ, shouldn’t that be …for RBG to go… (Ruth Bader Ginsburg) ? 🙂

    • And I bet you aren’t old enough to have direct knowledge of the Rodney King riots, let alone 1968. In ’68 the 82nd set up machine guns on the Capital grounds.

      • The government did a lot of crazy shit, but it was mostly against the minorities. Now they go after everyone.

        • Let me translate your comment 8nto plain English. “I am a 20 something and think history started when I was 7.’

      • The first one appeared to be a black woman holding her hands up saying “hands up, don’t shoot” as she stood far away from police with a sign saying “Where is the love?” when she was shot in the T zone.

        Here is another one, but she was far enough away. She survived.

        • Cops and rioters are all criminals, were is the militia? Cops intentionally target faces and genitals with “less lethal” in an attempt to maim.

        • @arc

          These government enforcers are criminals. Hate filled criminals. They behave like Chinese cops.

        • @Chief Sounds about right. Cops are cowards and go after soft targets.

          If they had any spine at all, they would take on the crowds India style and just start whipping people with batons and tear gas until they dispersed.

      • I just saw 2 more people shot in the head with rubber bullets. One white man, one black kid. The black kid was shot in the eye. The white man was shot in the forehead.

        The California police are foaming at the mouth for some kills. One officer is taunting people before he shoots them, he is “getting some” when ordered to shoot people. They appear to be white cops shooting mostly black people in the face.

        Shit is going to get real if they keep shooting people in the face with rubber bullets. Someone is going to start shooting cops with FMJs.

  7. What I see are a lot of “police officers” that need some jail time, and not as jailers. Frankly, it is not surprising that many city residents view the police as more of an occupying army than “peace officers” aiding the community.

    • They call themselves “law enforcement” now. They no longer refer to themselves as “peace officers” even though the paperwork still uses that. Eventually they will be a federalized police force so the government doesn’t have to call them military.

      They’re just following orders, it’s their job. To protect and serve the politicians.

    • Seems the cream is being given lots of opportunities to rise to the top, and it is…

    • “Ugh. This is *facepalm* level stoopid.”

      I hope they lawyer-up on their asses…

      • Let’s hear what the big boss man has to say. I wonder what kind of logic is going to spew out…

  8. First, yes this is stupid field leadership.
    Second we already knew the MPD suffered from poor leadership starting at the top.
    Third we already knew the MPD had poorly trained cops with zero awareness for cameras.

    Having said all of this, put yourself in day 4 of a major violent riot. You yell over and over to people on their porch to get inside and they don’t. You have seeN rioters running on to porches to blend in.

    I don’t condemn those cops, they are exhausted and been attacked by locals for 4 days.
    People should have heeded the cops and got inside. Then go outside when the cops passed by. That would have helped de-escalate that situation. De-escalation is the game at day 4 of a major urban riot.

    • “You yell over and over to people on their porch to get inside and they don’t.”

      Sorry buddy, I get to stand anywhere I want on my own property.

      • Thank God I live on 11 acres and it’s 45 miles away from a city. I will sit on my porch any damned time I want. If some idiot can’t read the sign at my gate……..

      • I’m of the same opinion. On my property which I own, not some bank, i will stand wherever i want whenever i want. Anyone attacking me or trespassing will be neutralized immediately. Private property is just that

      • A free man can do as he pleases, it’s his castle.

        The European Americans make claim to have invented private property in the Americas, thus the government has no right to order people around when they are on their own property. Or was this “private property” concept just a way to steal land from the natives?

        • It’s only private property if you can hold it. Should have fought harder.