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Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Police Chief resigns after calling a spade a spade

The Minnesota police officer who shot and killed a Black man Sunday during a traffic stop, along with the Police Chief who supervised her and the department, have both resigned Tuesday after nights of rioting and looting rocked their community in the wake of the state's latest officer-involved shooting. 

In her resignation letter, Office Kim Potter wrote this without referencing the shooting: "I believe it is in the best interest of the community, the department, and my fellow officers if I resign immediately."

Shortly after the union announced Potter's resignation, Brooklyn Center Mayor Mike Elliott told reporters Chief Tim Gannon had also handed in his letter of resignation. The developments come after trouble broke out again during a second night of protests outside police headquarters in the Minneapolis suburb, CBS Minnesota reports.

Gannon's decision to step down comes after he was drawn into the backlash after his handling of a press briefing this week, where he made the mistake of characterizing a riot as, well, a riot.
-Murray

20 comments:

  1. If white cops think the the City officials will stand behind them BLM mobs they're only partially correct. The only reason the mayor and council will stand behind them will be to butt-fuck 'em. My advice to any White Law Enforcement folks reading this is to QUIT ASAP and get a real job.

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    1. Everything in your house is only still there when you get home because the police exist. That being said, I turned in the badge and gun a few years back and went to trade school. Better money, fewer headaches.

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  2. The number of White people, for every year 2017 - 2021, is almost double that of Blacks.
    Where are the White ´peaceful riots/shopping sprees´?
    https://www.statista.com/statistics/585152/people-shot-to-death-by-us-police-by-race/

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    1. We don't riot...we're at work...

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    2. You wrote...
      The number of White people, for every year 2017 - 2021, is almost double that of Blacks.

      Are you numb? blacks are barely 12% of the total population. They are nowhere near half of the White population.

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  3. The number of Whites shot by police, 2017 - 2021, is almost double that of Blacks.
    Where are the White ´peaceful riots/shopping sprees´?
    https://www.statista.com/statistics/585152/people-shot-to-death-by-us-police-by-race/

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  4. I say for each of these protest/riots drop a MOAB dead smack in the middle of it then rebuild when purge is finished. Worked for Hiroshima...

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  5. Chimps chimping out, what’s not to like?
    Not a SINGLE CHIMP where I live, NOT A SINGLE ONE!!!
    Chimps are not welcome here either.
    Just sayin.

    Saber 7

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    1. The ones here have moved away from the cities and were looking for a more peaceful life. Good folks. God fearing, hard working and friendly. They won't even go back to visit relatives.

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  6. Why does anyone die as a result of a misdemeanor traffic stop? Shooting or tasing someone just because they are being non-compliant in this situation is ridiculous. The officer already had the tag number called in and her body cam had a picture of his face. He'll surface eventually or be caught AT HOME after charges are filed.

    So the guy tries to get away and you kill him?

    I don't care whether the subject of the traffic stop is white, black or brown.

    No one should EVER DIE as a result of a traffic stop, EVER.

    Besides, it just gives the chimps another excuse to chimp.

    Nemo

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    1. The police let him go, driver speeds off kills one or more children or anybody around the corner. How is that possibility better? Simple answer: keep registration current, don't resist arrest, avoid having warrants for firearms.

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    2. You are correct, no one should die as the result of a traffic stop. Not the suspect, and not the officer. If you're out on bail for attempted armed robbery, miss your court dates, don't check in with your court appointed contact, and have a warrant out for your arrest, don't make the officers involved fear for their lives by diving back into your car to get away. The officers will rightly assume that you could be going for a weapon and react. In this case, the officer reacted badly and confused her sidearm for her taser. If Duane Wright hadn't resisted, hadn't attempted to flee (we still don't know if there was a weapon in the car), and had simply let the officers cycle him through the revolving door at the police station, no one would have been harmed. Instead, he played a stupid game that ended in a forfeit.

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    3. It was a terrible and fatal mistake. I don't see how the chief resigning fixes anything, but it is a tragedy.
      To address your comments as to how it started:
      1. He was already wanted for a warrant, so this was him "surfacing".
      2. Going to his home to arrest him isn't the answer. He may not be there, and if he is he's more likely to be prepared for a standoff.

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  7. I am wondering how an officer can mistake a gun for a tazer. That stumps me

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    1. It's easy when the adrenaline is pumping full blast.

      https://cdn11.bigcommerce.com/s-j7nzh/product_images/uploaded_images/handgun-vs-taser-gun-best-for-self-defense.jpg

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    2. Same handle, same sight picture. It's not that hard.

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    3. But they weigh very different!!! grayman

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  8. A riot is only a riot when people peacefully demonstrate, like what deplorables do.
    Remember that.

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  9. I think bad move of Potter to resign. I get that she has fallen on her sword but her actions for penance are largely ignored. Now will she have to protections of the union or the department or the city? I think, no.

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