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Sat Jul 11, 2020, 06:05 PM

Minneapolis police to be issued diapers as part of uniforms. (Not the real headline.)

150 Minneapolis police officers seeking disability for PTSD following riots

https://www.fox9.com/news/150-minneapolis-police-officers-seeking-disability-for-ptsd-following-riots

But the stress and trauma reached a tipping point with the siege of the Third Police Precinct, he said. Fifty of the officers currently seeking disability, about one-third of the total, were present at the Third Precinct on Thursday, May 28.

“They did not feel they were going to come home,” said Meuser. Some officers were texting their families’ goodbye and others were saving a bullet in case they needed to take their own life, rather than being beaten to death, he said. 

Meuser said since the killing of George Floyd, officers have felt abandoned by city and state politicians as well as the community at large. “It’s an emotional beatdown on a daily basis for these guys,” he said.


They're suffering severe psychological trauma from the consequences of brutalizing citizens.


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Response to Crunchy Frog (Original post)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 06:19 PM

1. Maybe they should get different jobs.

Such as working for Betsy DeVos' brother's mercenary organization. That seems to be more of the job they want to do.

Then Minneapolis can hire qualified trained individuals who would actually serve the public that hires them.

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Response to FoxNewsSucks (Reply #1)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 06:28 PM

2. They won't do that without first stealing as much money as they can

from The City That Let Them Down.

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Response to Crunchy Frog (Original post)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 06:31 PM

3. "Don't do the crime if you can't do the time"*. Or if all you're gonna do is cry and whine...

* to Robert Blake portraying Baretta.

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Response to Crunchy Frog (Original post)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 06:53 PM

4. Takes A Lot To Make Me Laugh Out Loud, Ma'am, But This Did It

"Some officers were texting their families’ goodbye and others were saving a bullet in case they needed to take their own life, rather than being beaten to death."

Their fear is the measure of their guilty knowledge of their own wrongdoing. If they did not know what they justly had coming to them, they would not have had such ludicrous, laughable fears. They do not deserve compensation, they deserve having their knee-caps treated with a power drill and turned out to beg for a living.

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Response to The Magistrate (Reply #4)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 07:50 PM

5. I'm glad I was able to give you a laugh Sir.

The abject cowardice of our Men and Women in Blue is so renowned that I honestly wonder how frequently they wet or soil themselves in the line of duty. I suspect that it's a rather frequent occurrence.

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Response to Crunchy Frog (Reply #5)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 09:20 PM

12. The Credit Goes To These Ludicrous Law Enforcement Officers, Ma'am

The idea they actually imagine anyone would believe these claims of desperate fear is what puts it completely over the top. A man with a pistol holding a dozen high-power rounds is in little danger of having to save a bullet for himself in face of an indisciplined crowd, particularly not if there are others so armed beside him. It does not take many corpses to chill the ardor of even the most maddened of mobs, and people in real fear for their lives are entitled to defend themselves.

I agree that nowadays, police are more or less trained to be cowards, to expect any interaction with the public may turn deadly in an instant without the slightest warning. It is self-serving, over-dramatized bullshit. When force protection becomes the chief imperative of any armed body, it cannot possibly carry out its duties properly. When one is an agent of the state, armed and empowered to embody its authority, part of the duty owed in return just may be to die. Anyone who cannot face that has no business in the trade.

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Response to The Magistrate (Reply #12)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 09:40 PM

13. Quite. I've noticed that there has not been a large contingent of medical workers

from the pandemic front lines applying for disability due to PTSD. I guess that being knee deep in death and catastrophic illness, watching colleagues get sick and sometimes die, and living in very realistic fear for their own lives isn't enough to affect them in that way.

I wonder whether they deliberately select for cowardice when hiring for the police. They seem to have problems that are not found in other high stress professions.

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Response to The Magistrate (Reply #4)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 07:52 PM

6. Sorry, but I find nothing about this amusing.

 

Not on any level.

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Response to Tipperary (Reply #6)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 09:10 PM

11. Surely You Do Not Take These Officers' Caterwaulings Seriously, Sir

Cowardice is both disgusting and laughable, tending towards the latter when the fear proclaimed is so obviously exaggerated and false to fact. Of course they are doubtless lying in claiming to be so frightened, and lying for the sordid hope of contriving money gains to themselves. Which makes them mere grifting poltroons --- also objects both disgusting and laughable.

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Response to Crunchy Frog (Original post)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 08:53 PM

8. And yet, They Can Breathe

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Response to Crunchy Frog (Original post)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 08:58 PM

9. Why am I thinking that this sounds like something Kroll would dream up to get back

at the city and mayor for trying to give solace to the people of Minneapolis?

I just have a weird feeling about this, these are officers that have gone through the warrior training program. They ran and abandoned the precinct. They were never in danger, they fled before any danger existed.

I'm just having a problem with heavily armed police officers being traumatized by protesters with bic lighters and newspaper kindling.

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Response to Crunchy Frog (Original post)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 09:00 PM

10. I have a two-step solution for them guaranteed to help.

Fire that white supremacist Bob Kroll from the MPD and the Police Union.

Stop being racist dickheads.

Pretty easy, you fuckers. (The MPD, not you all here on DU.)

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