WATCH: Detroit PD Vehicle Sends Protesters Flying After They Surround Vehicle
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Without question, the one group of people who are getting the short end of the stick after weeks of protests and violence following the death of George Floyd last month is police officers.
Thrown under the bus by Democratic mayors and city councils, the men and women who staff the thin (and thinning) blue line are practically under siege, especially in the country’s biggest cities.
When they show up to calls, they are insulted, their vehicles pelted, their lives threatened. At times they themselves are injured.
And all in the name of ‘social justice.’
So it’s extremely understandable to see officers getting increasingly fed up with the abuse. They can’t depend on anyone at city hall to protect them so they’re kind of having to take matters into their own hands in order to protect themselves – all within the parameters of the law, of course.
While Left-wing reactionaries and Marxist anarchists lose their minds anytime an officer moves to protect himself or herself, the fact is they have a right to do it. And we saw that in Detroit over the weekend.
A Detroit police SUV drove into a crowd of protesters Sunday evening after they surrounded the car, according to video of the incident shared on Twitter.
The car briefly accelerated into the crowd of approximately 15 people before stopping, sending some protesters onto the ground and the hood of the car, the video showed. Once stopped, it accelerated with people still on its hood, according to the video posted to Twitter by activist Ethan Ketner.
As you can hear in the video, there are multiple people screaming, and Ketner claimed that multiple people went to the hospital. But as we’ve seen during many other police encounters with ‘protesters,’ injuries are very minor if they occur at all, and it’s not at all uncommon for these people to fake an injury just so they can jam up a police officer.
Jae Bass, who said he was one of the protesters that was tossed from the SUV he should never have been in front of in the first place, claimed he was standing in front of the officer’s vehicle just to separate it from the other protesters.
Sure, Jae. That’s your story and you’re sticking to it – right?
“In response to that, he just floored it,” Bass told the Detroit Free Press.
“He went super fast. Me and a couple of other organizers that were with me, just went flinging off. We went flying off. He ran over a couple people’s arms, feet. He ran over her phone. I think I was the last person on the car. I was just holding onto the car. I could feel him speeding up and then he did one of these and he [flung] me off the car,” Bass said.
Naturally, the Detroit PD hierarchy pledged a full investigation. Police Chief James Craig told reporters Monday the department would look into it.
For once it would be nice to hear a big-city police official and mayor say something to the effect that protesters do not have an inherent right to block police from doing their jobs.