Minneapolis Police Caught on Video ‘Hunting’ Activists: Local civil rights leaders demand firings, denounce “terrorism at the hands of the Minneapolis Police Department”

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>“You see a fucking group” in the street, a Minneapolis police seargeant in a riot helmet told his fellow officers: “Fuck ‘em up, gas ‘em, fuck ‘em up.” > >It was the evening of May 30th, 2020, five days after Officer Derek Chauvin murdered George Floyd. An 8 p.m. curfew was in effect, but a group of Minneapolis cops weren’t keeping the peace — they were sowing chaos. Armed with 40 mm “less-lethal” crowd control guns, which fire oversized, foam-tipped rounds, officers roamed the city, looking for an excuse to fire: “The first fuckers we see,” one cop brags, “we’re just handling them with 40s.” > >The officers’ own body cams record them taking pot shots at largely peaceful protesters, and celebrating their hits with laughter and fist bumps. Cruising in an unmarked cargo van, one officer imitates Elmer Fudd, Bugs Bunny’s cartoon nemesis, saying: “Be vewy vewy quiet. We’re hunting activists.” A police commander used the same language in a recording captured after midnight: “Tonight it was… ‘We’re goin’ out hunting.’ Just a nice change of tempo,” he said, adding: “Fuck these people!’” At a minimum, none of these officers should ever wear a badge again. This kind of toxic mentality is just further proof we need police reform. EDIT: It’s a federal crime when a person who is acting under “under color of any law” (that is, under governmental authority or the pretense of authority) violates another person’s civil rights “willfully” (18 U.S.C. § 242). Police brutality or other misconduct may involve several constitutional rights, including: 1) the 14th Amendment right not to be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law; and 2) the 4th Amendment right against unreasonable search and seizure. The penalties under 18 U.S.C. § 242 increase when the crime leads to injury or death, or when it involves kidnapping or dangerous weapons.

PepeBabinski

Were these the ones that were shooting at people sitting on their porches?

code_monkee

This has been happening all along. We are just getting confirmation from their own mouths.

HellaTroi

>Stallings was hit by one of the officer’s 40mm rounds. **The Army vet, who is black, believed he was under attack by white supremacists**, whom Mayor Frey had warned could be in town stirring up trouble that night. Well, he wasn’t wrong about being under attack by white supremacists, they just happened to also be cops.

c-park

Next time you hear about BLM being so violent: >in short, acting more lawless than the crowds they were supposed to be controlling that night.

FieldMarshalPeriph