Who the hell wants to be a cop anymore?
As if putting on the uniform and risking your life every day for perfect strangers isn’t enough, the “new America” that Barack Obama and his race czar Al Sharpton created during his divisive 8 years in office is making it nearly impossible for law enforcement to arrest dangerous criminals.
If the Left continues with their war on law enforcement by defunding police departments and calling for the equivalent of a public lynching every time a black male who resists arrests or pulls a gun on the arresting officers is killed, what would make any human being want to wake up and put on their uniform? Under the Biden-Harris-Obama regime, will law enforcement officers ever be given the respect they deserve?
Yesterday, only blocks from “George Floyd Square” in Minneapolis, a black armed male with a mile-long rap sheet was shot and killed during an attempted arrest. The aftermath of his shooting was exactly what Americans have come to expect…T-Mobile stores were looted, buildings were burned, and law enforcement officers were abused and berated.
— Rebecca Brannon (@RebsBrannon) June 4, 2021
It wouldn’t be a BLM/Antifa riot without looting a local drugstore:
CVS off Lake Street was broken into and looted. Currently someone has arrived to board up the shattered windows.
— Rebecca Brannon (@RebsBrannon) June 4, 2021
Daily Mail reports about the criminal history of the man BLM/Antifa are honoring by looting and rioting for him – The man who was shot dead in Minneapolis on Thursday by members of a US Marshals task force for allegedly pulling a gun on them as they attempted to serve an arrest warrant has been identified as a musician with an extensive criminal record who was previously convicted of a felony aggravated robbery.
The law enforcement officers involved in the shooting have been placed on leave.
The fatal shooting, coupled with the dismantling of George Floyd Square, sparked bouts of civil unrest, vandalism, and looting of businesses overnight, leading to multiple arrests.
Vandals spray-painted buildings near the scene of the shooting with the words, ‘Kill cops’ and ‘No trial for them’, while others hurled abuse at officers calling them, ‘F***ing Nazis’ and ‘White supremacists.’
Friends and family on Friday named the deceased suspect as 32-year-old Winston Boogie Smith, a father-of-two from Minneapolis. His identity has not been officially confirmed by the authorities.
A US Marshals task force moved in on Smith, who was wanted ‘on a state arrest warrant’ for being a felon in possession of a firearm outside a parking garage at around 2 pm on Thursday in the Uptown neighborhood, just three miles away from George Floyd Square.
Smith, who was in a parked SUV, ‘produced a handgun resulting in task force members firing upon the subject,’ Hennepin County Sheriff’s Department said. Officers attempted to revive the suspect but he was pronounced dead at the scene.
A woman who was riding in Smith’s SUV was injured by shattered glass and was taken into custody after being treated for minor injuries.
According to court records, Smith had racked up at least 20 arrests since 2007 on charges ranging from minor traffic violations to drug and marijuana possession. In 2017, he was convicted of felony aggravated robbery, was handed a three-year stayed sentence and was put on probation.
Under the conditions of his probation, Smith was required to stay in regular contact with his probation officer, submit to random drug testing, find a job, and possess no firearms.
WCCO reported that on May 5, Smith failed to show up at a probation violation hearing, resulting in a warrant being issued for his arrest.
It was not clear how many law enforcement officers fired their weapons. A spokeswoman with the US Marshals said the US Marshals leads the task force that attempted the arrest, which is comprised of several agencies.
Other agencies with personnel on the scene at the time of the shooting include sheriff’s offices from Hennepin, Anoka, and Ramsey counties, the Minnesota Department of Corrections, and the Department of Homeland Security. Minneapolis police played no role in the incident.
A woman claiming to be Smith’s cousin wrote in a status update on Friday: ‘I swear u didn’t deserve this at all, but #JUSTICE WILL BE SERVED, AND YOUR LEGACY AND NAME WILL LIVE ON THROUGH US AND YOUR CHILDREN I HATE THEY TOOK U FROM UR KIDS S***S JUST NOT RIGHT CUZO. UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN, FLY HIGH, BABY.’
Earlier, the same woman reposted a status update that Smith had written back in April, which read: ‘I love yall I know my time is up so Ima miss y’all when I’m gone #Ripme.’
The heartbroken family member commented: ‘It’s like u knew it was coming os something…’