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Minneapolis Police investigate punching of Black teenager by officer

Minneapolis Police investigate punching of Black teenager by officer

Minneapolis Police Department is probing an officer who was caught on video punching a Black teenager Wednesday. Police said the incident took place after a felony carjacking. Referring to the video, the Racial Justice Network said while one Black teenager was being arrested, ’five officers surrounded another Black teenager,’ and another officer took a ’full swing punch to the teenager’s head.’

Jerry Mandering
Jerry Mandering 3 weeks

There was a time, not that long ago, when someone who was caught doing something like a carjacking, we would commend the officers for taking a dangerous criminal off the streets so people could sleep a little easier at night. Now we are all ignoring the horrific crime these “men” perpetrated because they are black?

Mutatis 3 weeks

"The video shows Minneapolis and Robbinsdale police attempting to put one of the handcuffed teenagers in the back of a squad car while the crowd surrounding them grows increasingly angry. After officers eventually walk the teenager away, the video pivots to a scuffle at a distance involving officers and a different teenager. Just moments later, the video shows one officer appears to throw a punch, striking the teenager in the head before several officers take the teenager to the ground and pin him down. The video does not make clear what preceded the punch." Ignoring that these individuals were being arrested after engaging in a violent carjacking and subsequent car chase, it is not even clear if the force applied was 'excessive' at this point.

is it 2021 yet?
is it 2021 yet? 3 weeks

The officer winds up and punches the teen while surrounded by officers and then punches the teen again while officers restrain him on the ground. What a great “keeper of the peace”. Body cam footage needs to be released, an investigation needs to take place and accountability must be taken.

Max 3 weeks

Assuming there wasn't a good justification for this, I sincerely hope the officer is fired and that's that.

kinG 3 weeks

To the people that are quick to defend the police when stuff like this happens I have some questions for you? Does it really take more than two "highly" trained police officers to detain a teenager? If it takes more than 3 officers to detain someone what protection is those officers providing? Clearly they are useless until they feel they have a gun in their hands.

MediumPace 3 weeks

Defund the police. At the very least they could fire every white cop so this never happens again.

Mike 3 weeks

Again, the media brings up skin color making this about race.

dark 3 weeks

And here we go again...

Beijing Biden
Beijing Biden 3 weeks

Once again violent evil car jackers ( are what color) get caught and get exactly what these little punk thugs deserve.

coughdrop1989 3 weeks


Chayanne 3 weeks

Minneapolis has one of the most corrupt police departments in the United States. I hope every officer present loses their job and their benefits for not intervening. When it’s a white school shooter the police have no issues getting them into custody without excessive force. When it’s a black person violence is encouraged and applauded. It’s a corrupt system.

geckouni 3 weeks

I guess that was a benefit being a police...?

Robert_Clearwater 3 weeks

"The video does not make clear what preceded the punch." No, of course it doesn't.

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