Here is the video. Trigger warning for those that feel that listening to a cop doesn't need to apply to them:
So what did the video show? A couple of things:
- An incredibly unruly suspect that came mere inches from striking an officer
- A flaming liberal videographer that was stoking the fire
- A remarkably professional police officer maintaining his cool when the suspect was pushing him to escalate
Turns out, I personally know the cop. I went to high school with him. Through a mutual friend, I shot him a text, and said the following:
"Just watched the video and wanted to compliment you on a job well done. Maintaining your professionalism and cool in those circumstances is amazing. Hell of a job. You made us proud. Hope you're well. Stay safe out there, and thank you."
If I were in that circumstance, there is no way I wouldn't have gone upside the suspect's head. That has nothing to do with race, folks, and has everything to do with the suspect being a total idiot.
Cops have a tough enough job. It is made worse by those that see every interaction with the police as being overt racist incidents.
Racist cop in Edina? Like hell.