Friday, March 25, 2016

Omens

So, how do you interpret this announcement?
Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau issued a stern public warning Thursday that protesters who interfere with public safety will be arrested, as activists await a decision any day on whether two officers will be charged in the shooting of Jamar Clark.
And this:
“We will not allow people to set fires on our streets or occupy and vandalize our buildings,” Harteau said. “We will not allow people to jeopardize the safety of others by causing massive disruptions and hindering emergency vehicles from helping those in need.”
I'm guessing the police know how the decision is going to go. I would also imagine the protestors aren't going to like the decision. Place your bets.


5 comments:

jerrye92002 said...

Gee, I wonder when we turned away from individual rights and responsibilities in an orderly representative republic to unlimited mob rule?

Bike Bubba said...

It strikes me that this is another great reason we need body cameras. If it indeed took months to figure things out, that would ordinarily indicate that the fingerprint and ballistics evidence isn't entirely clear. However, "roll tape" would indicate very clearly whether Mr. Clark was cooperating or not.

That said, shame on the NAACP for accusing the officers of murder before an investigation had even really commenced. Way to feed the fire and get a lot of (black) people hurt, y'all.

Chuckwagon Boy said...

Speaking of black people getting hurt, did you see the comments from John Erlichman? http://www.cnn.com/2016/03/23/politics/john-ehrlichman-richard-nixon-drug-war-blacks-hippie/index.html

R.A. Crankbait said...

Perhaps they figure there will be riots no matter what. Show that the police were in the wrong, and they will act out because they still can't trust justice will be done (they may have a point, but the political capital of the leaders diminishes if things are calm). Proclaim the police are innocent, and....well, we know how this story goes.

Mr. D said...

CB, while I appreciate the breaking news from a guy who has been dead for nearly 20 years, the topic here is a statement from Janee Harteau. Any views on that?