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In Minneapolis, armed patrol group tries to keep the peace

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The Black men at the edge of the crowd wear yellow patches on protective vests that identify them as members of the Minnesota Freedom Fighters, a group formed to provide security in Minneapolis' north side neighborhoods during unrest following the death of George Floyd last year. They are not shy about casting a forceful image — the group's Facebook page features members posing with assault-style weapons and describes itself as an “elite security unit” — but on Friday the Freedom Fighters didn't appear to be armed and said they intended only to encourage peaceful protesting.

Oh yeah. This will end well.

Maybe they should encourage obeying police during routine stops.

Nah, that would be too easy.

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Understandable. Someone has to stand up against the inherently racist system.

Maybe they should encourage obeying police during routine stops.

Maybe the cops shouldn't be targeting black people all the time.

Anyway. Black people don't have to "obey" the white man anymore, times have moved on.

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@toasted

Black people don't have to "obey" the white man anymore,

ok, so a black person can do any illegal activity he wants to, & not have to answer to his actions - because he’s black & the cops are white !?

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https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9467375/Daunte-Wright-warrant-arrest-attempted-aggravated-robbery-charges.html

Heres a little tidbit about Dante Wright you won't find in the cowed US media. He was an arch criminal with an arrest warrant for aggravated robbery charges.

Yes. black people have to obey the laws of the land as well. To say they don't shows racism as it infantilizes them and puts their communities in grave danger.

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The problem with a lot of Americans is that they want the crazies to have access to guns, and then want to shoot the crazies because they have guns.

Not all crazies though , some of them are more equal than others!!!

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The problem with a lot of Americans is that they want the crazies to have access to guns, and then want to shoot the crazies because they have guns.

Not all crazies though , some of them are more equal than others!!!

And if you lived in any one of the perennially failed Democrat cities, you'd be in line to buy a gun.

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And if you lived in any one of the perennially failed Democrat cities, you'd be in line to buy a gun.

Only if you are a bigot!!!

Most normal people get through their lives without arming themselves and shooting other humans!!!

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Small brains and big guns go together, as can be seen by the ‘fine people’ carrying guns.

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Oh yeah. This will end well. 

Maybe they should encourage obeying police during routine stops. 

Nah, that would be too easy.

Maybe you should read the article again and decide who is at fault here.

Maybe police should have better training.

Maybe you should have supported the “obey police orders” line on January 6th. I recall you thinking the woman shot was the victim there.

Maybe these Black people trying to deescalate violence are doing something good.

Lots of maybes. But apparently you already know what’s going to happen.

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bob: There are problems within the black community in the US, but those are the ones no one wants to point out

There are plenty of discussions about problems in the black community. But if you say that 100% of the time cops kill blacks then it becomes obvious that you aren't willing to have any conversation about cops killing blacks.

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bob: Heres a little tidbit about Dante Wright you won't find in the cowed US media. He was an arch criminal with an arrest warrant for aggravated robbery charges.

OK, what would you like us to do with that information? Add it to the headline? "Cop charged with manslaughter for killing a black man who, just want to add, had a warrant." When a man kills his wife do you add "tidbits" of information about how bad of a person she was?

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SuperLibToday  11:16 am JST

bob: Heres a little tidbit about Dante Wright you won't find in the cowed US media. He was an arch criminal with an arrest warrant for aggravated robbery charges.

OK, what would you like us to do with that information? Add it to the headline? "Cop charged with manslaughter for killing a black man who, just want to add, had a warrant." When a man kills his wife do you add "tidbits" of information about how bad of a person she was?

And adding all those 'extra factors' only stokes indifference and further bigotry in the herts of the milquetoast TV news watchers who love to rah-rah violence.

The Big Issue is that the Minneapple Police Dept. has some very bad rotten apples in it. And killing Black suspects is still murder no matter how you slice it, period.

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Too many unarmed blacks and others getting killed by the cops inciting anger from the community who in the end have to protest for those to stop. What else can they do?

Unarmed criminals don't deserve to be shot nor children on the street or those driving their cars or even those asleep in their beds at night.

The issues need to be addressed and even while the trial of the cop who killed George Floyd continues, so do the police shootings.

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People are fed up with the US police state and are starting to rebel against it.

People have the right to be outside, to gather in groups and to live their lives.

Nobody should be arbitrarily stopped in public and checked by police because they look "suspicious"

America used to be a free country, but that is quickly changing.

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Maybe the cops shouldn't be targeting black people all the time.

If the people “committing” the crimes in these cities are black, why should the police disregard the crime? Because they’re black? That in itself is racist thinking that.

Anyway. Black people don't have to "obey" the white man anymore, times have moved on.

Ok, so basically, if a cop tells a car jacker who happens to be black that he/she are under arrest for the crime, blacks can say, screw you? This is exactly why more and more shootings are occurring. (A lot of black criminals and this is on tape and you find tons of them on YouTube) and these people think I don’t have to listen to the cop and they think when they commit and offense the cop will actually let them walk, that is just the most absurd thing I have every heard. And funny when someone is killed by a black cop or is physically assaulted by a black cop, the media is absolutely silent and won’t say a word. The cop has every right to detain you if they feel something is suspicious or info on an Eminent threat.

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Bass: The cop has every right to detain you if they feel something is suspicious or info on an Eminent threat.

Yep. But they don't have the right to choke you to death while in cuffs, break your neck while you're in the back of a police van, or shoot you when your hands are up and you are complying.

Next I'll head over to YouTube to watch videos of back people committing crime. Any recommendations?

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zichiToday  11:59 am JST

Too many unarmed blacks and others getting killed by the cops inciting anger from the community who in the end have to protest for those to stop. What else can they do?

Unarmed criminals don't deserve to be shot nor children on the street or those driving their cars or even those asleep in their beds at night.

The issues need to be addressed and even while the trial of the cop who killed George Floyd continues, so do the police shootings.

Derek Chauvinist had a bad rap sheet before he murdered George Floyd and even if George did anything wrong, two wrongs don't make it right. Or even. What he did is not how police are trained to apprehend a suspect. And the abusive crap continues.

The Big Issue is that the Minneapple Police Dept. has some very bad rotten apples in it. Don't destroy the orchard but throw out the rotten fruit.

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Yep. But they don't have the right to choke you to death while in cuffs, break your neck while you're in the back of a police van, or shoot you when your hands are up and you are complying.

No they don’t of course not and at the same time, criminals don’t have the right to throw Molotov cocktail chemicals in a cops face. Criminals don’t have the right to take guns with them in hospitals and refuse a pat down when a officer commands it, the criminals don’t have the right to disobey the commands of a peace officer when he tells you pull your car over and you continue to drive off.

Next I'll head over to YouTube to watch videos of back people committing crime. Any recommendations?

rhetorical question?

*The Big Issue is that the Minneapple Police Dept. has some very bad rotten apples in it. **Don't destroy the orchard but throw out the rotten fruit.*

Agreed

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shot the 20-year-old Black motorist 

isn’t his mom white? Doesn’t that mean he’s white? Or do we go by the extremely racist one drop rule? Why does the media show only the guy’s black relatives? 2nd cousins and aunts. Where’s the mother’s side of the family? Why is the media perpetually perpetuating racism? Why does the media want so much to convince me that a black man was shot by an evil racist white cop, when in fact, a white man was shot. At least half white. Or is the mother and her family not important, not necessary for the narrative? The language of this article is bigoted and non-inclusive, and racist to all biracial people who’ll be pigeonholed by racist white liberal journalists to weave their narrative.

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Bass: No they don’t of course no

Glad we agree. The end.

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America is in a sorry state, with cops killing unarmed people and the mass shootings of people. Too much violence going on.

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Glad we agree. The end

No, it doesn’t go like that. Don’t cut and sneak a hit job. So to be specific.

“and at the same time, criminals don’t have the right to throw Molotov cocktail chemicals in a cops face.” In that case the officer is allowed to use lethal force in that situation, so you can definitely make a counter argument. If the officer is attacked, they have the right to respond to that attack with equal measured response.

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Bass: No, it doesn’t go like that. Don’t cut and sneak a hit job. 

A hit job? We just agreed.

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And cops arresting people only for being outside or for refusing to wear masks.

And it gets worse. A MN state rep. wants to prohibit cops from pulling over drivers for expired tabs and other vehicle related issues. Since that’s what Daunte was pulled over for. He says Twin Cities’ blacks are pulled over for these issues more than whites.

https://www.twincities.com/2021/04/16/daunte-wrights-killing-puts-spotlight-on-traffic-stops-for-minor-vehicle-infractions/

It doesn’t dawn on him that he just admitted that blacks in the twin cities area are more likely to have expired tabs and broken lights and other vehicular problems. There’s a theme here that permeates democratic gospel: blacks are either too dumb, too lazy, too poor, too oppressed to maintain a vehicle and get voter ids and log onto the internet.

Notice in the article, just like the guys with the bullhorns, the grifters Crump and Sharpton, the State rep. sees no need for the criminal element to assume any responsibility for its own actions. It’s always the fault of others.

So yeah, the country is in a sad state affairs when a congressman envisions a country where you won’t be pulled over for expired tabs and non-working turn signals, but you’ll be stopped and harassed for not wearing a mask.

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A hit job? We just agreed

....on my last point.

America is in a sorry state, with cops killing unarmed people

That is simply not the case. The police are issued body cameras and they need to have the body cameras on just before they encounter any assailant, that is company policy and it’s for their protection as well as for the publics protection and if they did not have these cameras we would not have known what happened in the George Floyd case and because thousands of officers were cameras we can see that there Isn’t the excessive use of violence end of cops shooting unarmed people, that is simply not the case.

and the mass shootings of people. Too much violence going on.

You won’t see mass shootings of people if people are following the law, but you’re sadly mistaken and if you think a police officer is supposed to stand there and take any kind of threat coming his or her way and buy any weapon, that’s not gonna happen, they’re going to meet any physical attack on them with equal or deadly force, it’s not that hard to understand and these kids for some reason think that they’re invulnerable

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Bass: ...on my last point

Ah, sorry. I didn't realize we were debating that. Yes, I agree that if a criminal is trying to kill a cop, the cop has the right to use lethal force. I just assumed you'd thought I agreed since it's a pretty obvious statement.

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Ah, sorry.

No worries.

Yes, I agree that if a criminal is trying to kill a cop, the cop has the right to use lethal force.

Yes.

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Police body cameras are a more recent development. Mass shooters don’t care about the law. Better gun laws and restrictions is the only way to decrease the slaughter.

refusing to look at the causes of the violence will not prevent it.

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Body cameras are a positive development. It protects cops from baseless accusations and protects people from having their rights violated.

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