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Sat Jun 22, 2019, 08:22 PM

 

Mayor Pete Was Heckled By Black Protesters After Police Killed A Man In His Home Town

Mayor Pete Was Heckled By Black Protesters After Police Killed A Man In His Home Town

Around 3:30 a.m. local time, South Bend Sergeant Ryan O'Neill responded to a report of a man reportedly breaking into cars outside of an apartment building. Police say that when the officer approached Logan, he flashed a knife, and O'Neill opened fire. However, neither O'Neill's body camera or dash camera were turned on, enraging the black community and prompting calls for a federal investigation.

On Friday night, the presidential hopeful attended a march in front of police headquarters. About 150 people attended ... Videos and photos from Friday's rally show Buttigieg in the center of the protest, listening to demonstrators, answering their questions, and addressing their demands.

In one exchange, an attendee handed Buttigieg a petition for him to sign, calling on the Justice Department to investigate Logan's death. The presidential candidate studied it, but then told the activist that he couldn’t sign it because certain language would prejudice the internal investigation. "But I will sign a petition if it's clean...if it just calls for an outside investigation," Buttigieg explained, prompting the demonstrator to tell the crowd that they need to retool the petition so it excludes specific details about the case, and, that way, Buttigieg could sign it. The group then erupted in applause.

"There will be a process to investigate what happened on Sunday," he told the crowd. "And if the community does not have confidence in those processes, then we will find a way to bring somebody from the outside to regain confidence."

South Bend NAACP’s Rev. Patton said on CNN that the mayor "has taken steps to draw our community together...He's brought community leaders together, our chief of police, as well others to the table to bring some calm to the storm...he’s done a phenomenal job.”

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/briannasacks/mayor-pete-buttigieg-protesters-heckled-south-bend-police
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Reply Mayor Pete Was Heckled By Black Protesters After Police Killed A Man In His Home Town (Original post)
left-of-center2012 Jun 2019 OP
EveHammond13 Jun 2019 #1
Honeycombe8 Jun 2019 #2
Iggo Jun 2019 #3
True Dough Jun 2019 #4
emmaverybo Jun 2019 #5
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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sat Jun 22, 2019, 08:25 PM

1. Families are grieving. I do not hold this against Mayor Pete.

 

Part of what elected leaders have to do is just absorb the anger. Just be humble and take it. It's not his fault, and it is right to allow the families to say all they have to say in public or private.
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Sat Jun 22, 2019, 08:36 PM

2. Seems like he handled this well. From what I can tell. nt

 

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sat Jun 22, 2019, 08:48 PM

3. That's the job. He's a big boy. He can take it.

 

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Response to Iggo (Reply #3)

Sat Jun 22, 2019, 09:00 PM

4. Exactly

 

I appreciate that Mayor Pete is not using this as an opportunity to pander for votes. There are times and places for politicking. He's trying to get to the bottom of a tragic situation and that's not going to happen overnight. It's a big challenge but I agree with you, he will be equal to the task.
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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sat Jun 22, 2019, 09:04 PM

5. This article reflects his concerned and professional incident handling, but another posted today

 

was used to cast doubt on Mayor Pete’s intentions and finesse.

Be careful shall we of using all too easily whatever we hear on a news show, encounter on the net, or streaming as negative fodder.

Positive material we reflexively filter through our individual lens’
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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sat Jun 22, 2019, 09:12 PM

6. I wish the video of him talking about the petition was the clip that went viral.

 


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