MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) –An attack on one or two police officers is like an attack against the entire department.* Most Minneapolis police officers out on patrol are on high alert a day after two of their own were shot at after a traffic stop.
They are making sure they continue to provide quality police service while also watching their own backs.
Officer Lora Hanks knows the neighborhood well where the shooting happened, near Lowry and Penn avenues.
“I’ve been doing this for 17 years and everyday I go to work, I enjoy it, I look forward to it. I love what I do,” she said.
Hanks and other officers are on alert after two of their own were fired on during a routine traffic stop.”
* An attack on one is an attack on all: think hornets nest, chimpanzee troupe, or dog pack. Then, re-imagine individuality, and individual accountability.
IF YOU ARE STOPPED BY POLICE RECORD IT ON A CELLPHONE OR A CAMERA( check your local laws)
Isn’t it amazing how few people actually know about the effects of police brutality on people who have been brutalized by cops? Violence begets violence–duh. Makes me wanna holler.
And they bring it on themselves, because overarmed, authoritarian adrenalin junkies, unchecked, breed a climate of aggression. The area where civilians are alleged to have fired on cops is a notorious training ground for police brutality in Minneapolis, right over by the Lowry Bridge, where Minneapolis cops have historically beaten, lynched, and forced ‘confessions’ out of people.
Routine traffic stop, translated into human language from cop gibberish, means that someone was profiled, stopped, and their car was being towed, which is a money making police racket. A shakedown, usually directed at the lower classes, and racial minorities, for whom the loss of a car can mean loss of a job, or loss of food for their kids.
Maybe if the police were properly and regularly policed, these things wouldn’t happen. Then again, what would all those police do with for their adrenalin fix, if they aren’t creating, and then policing criminals, and targeting minority neighborhoods?
It reminds me of this guy. Maybe these guys are the beginning of an overdue revolution, or maybe they have just had enough of the selective brutality heaped upon the poor, the vulnerable, and the mentally ill.
Either way, it is kind of cool that someone out there knows who their enemy is–but too bad they can’t shoot worth a shit.
Imagine if we didn’t give cops badges and guns? Or imagine if we addressed the fact that the cops are one strong-arm of a money making scheme directed at the poor? Can you imagine a society with them out there as civilians, finding a way to get their adrenalin fix–a way to get their privacy violations hard on?
Cops are criminals by nature, and by nurture.
There is no evidence at this time that shots were even fired AT the police by a civilian–as these two are rookies, except for there word for it. And a cops word ain’t worth shit, and worth less than the paper their words are scribbled on in cop gibberish.
For all we know, it was cops shooting at cops to cause the public opinion that there is more danger than there really is. Job security.
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- Settlement reached in recorded Passaic police beating case (nj.com)
- New rules limit info on mentally ill in police checks (ctv.ca)
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