Of course they do. It’s not about any “police brutality” nonsense, but about the right to brutalize everyone else.
As I noted in today’s article on the Minneapolis police force,
Chief Medaria Arradondo was handpicked by Frey’s predecessor as the city’s African-American police boss after the shooting of Justine Damond, an Australian woman reporting a crime, by Mohammed Noor, a Somali Muslim officer. Arradondo replaced Janee Harteau, the first female chief of the force.
Chief Janee Harteau had built the most diverse team to head the Minneapolis Police whom, she described as, “experienced, dedicated, professional and progressive and they share my core values.”
The Damond case slightly shook up the police force, but she was the wrong race. And her killing was the result of Harteau’s diversity policies that put Mohammed Noor on the force. Now, in a perfect circle, the rioters are campaigning to free the “officer” that killed Damond.
Minneapolis: Somali rioters shout “Free Mohamed Noor” on CNN.
This is not about justice. It’s not about police brutality. It’s about power.
The rioters are fine with police brutality, as long as it’s directed the right way.