RE: Minneapolis Cop Brutalizes Teenager
Wednesday 30 July @ 13:29:10
After having read the article “Minneapolis Cop Brutalizes Teenager,” I have an overwhelming feeling of disgust. However, the disgust is not aimed at the police officer, it’s aimed at the author Lydia Howell and the way this supposed news story was written. As an eighth grade public school teacher and resident of Minneapolis, I know full well the not-always-friendly nature of Minneapolis police. I also know there are two sides to every story, which obviously Ms. Howell chooses to ignore in her unbelievably biased nonsense against Minneapolis police and City Hall. In absolutely no way do I support unwarranted police brutality or racial profiling. What I do support is educating yourself relating to reality. The reality being there is a reason in this police officer’s mind—whether it’s right or wrong—why he handled the situation the way he did. This second side of the story is completely ignored. This really is an issue of opening your eyes. I doubt Ms. Howell has the slightest idea of what it’s like to walk in a police officer’s shoes. This article is incredibly irresponsible and does a great disservice to the community. PLEASE STOP WITH THE INCREDIBLY BIASED AND SLANTED NEWS STORIES.
-- Grant Fischer
editor’s note: When the cops stop beating up innocent young black men, we will stop doing “biased” stories about the police.