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“A little girl is dead” – Frustrated mom’s #BlackLivesMatter Facebook rant goes viral


ST. LOUIS — A frustrated woman took to social media to share her thoughts about the #BlackLivesMatter protesters in St. Louis.

Peggy Hubbard posted a video to Facebook on Thursday regarding the protests in the streets of St. Louis. Her rant was motivated by the death of a 9-year-old girl who was doing homework on her mother’s bed Tuesday evening. The next day, protesters instead took to the streets to march for an 18-year-old shot and killed by police who were serving a warrant for his arrest. The Police allege that the teen pointed a stolen gun at them.

“Last night who do you think they protested for?” Hubbard said in her video. “The thug, the criminal, because they’re howling, ‘police brutality.’ Are you kidding me? Police brutality? How about black brutality.”

Hubbard says she believes the protesters have misdirected their anger. 

FOX 2 reports Jamyla Bolden, 9, was struck by a bullet in a drive-by shooting while laying in her mother’s bed doing homework. Her mother was shot in the leg but survived.

“A little girl is dead. You say black lives matter? Her life mattered,” said an emotional Hubbard. “Her future mattered. Her promises mattered. It mattered.”

The six-minute video has been viewed more than 4-million times and has over 222,000 shares.

A sad example of the protests going on around the country

Watch this video and tell me if these protesters are helping or hurting any chance of meaningful dialogue between police and the public. Warning: This video contains strong language.

Duluth cop caught on tape punching a guy in a wheelchair

Duluth cop caught on tape punching a guy in a wheelchair

Again I find myself posting another video of an angry cop taking things too far. The following video is disturbing, so you have been warned.

Duluth Police officer Richard Jouppi, 34, was caught on video decking a 50-year-old intoxicated wheelchair-bound man repeatedly in the face. The man who was taken into a detox center was being ordered to take his jacket off, he mouthed off about throwing his jacket at a female worker. When he went to take his jacket off the cop placed his hands on the man, as the cop used progressively more force, the man swatted the cop’s face, the cop responded by unleashing a torrent of entirely disproportionate blows on the wheelchair-bound man’s face.

The detox worker, who was completely shocked, almost intervened in a Regina Tasca-esque moment stepping towards the cop and saying, “Dude!”

The cop immediately responded saying, “Shut up! Back up! I’ll arrest you too!”

After the shocked bookkeeper backed off, the cop scolded her saying, “You don’t think people in a wheelchair can assault people?”

“Yeah, but..”

“Turns out he just did.”

More to the story

The guy in the wheelchair had been in a fight earlier that evening and was hammered. That is also why he is in a wheelchair. NOT because he was crippled. Does it make a difference? 

How about this?

This is the fifth complaint filed against Jouppi during the two years he has been with Duluth Police. He is accused of tipping off a friend that he was being investigated for criminal sexual misconduct. Jouppi had just signed a “last chance” agreement with Duluth Police. 

Video shows St. Paul cop kicking man in the throat

Off-Duty Minneapolis cop drills guy in face for talking loud (VIDEO)

Video shows St. Paul cop kicking man in the throat

Video shows St. Paul cop kicking man in the throat

This five-minute video shows a man, identified in a police report as Eric R. Hightower, 30, on his stomach on the sidewalk as an officer stands over him. Hightower yells that he didn’t do anything. At one point, he starts to cough and the officer appears to kick him near his neck. That officer has been identified as St. Paul PD Officer, Jesse Zilge.

From the StarTribune:
Hightower had an order issued for his arrest because he made a threat about possibly injuring or killing someone he had a relationship with, Smith said.

The report lists the reasons for his arrest as felony assault, including terroristic threats, obstructing the legal process and criminal damage to property.

Hightower has not been charged, but Ramsey County attorney’s office spokesman Dennis Gerhardstein said that the office expects to issue charges Thursday.

Zilge’s personnel record was not immediately available. Smith said he didn’t know whether the officer had any disciplinary actions in his record and promised answers soon.

I think we need to hear why the officer kicked him, but it’s apparent there’s no good excuse for it. This kind of thing is begin captured on camera more and more and that is a good thing. The camera doesn’t lie, and protects both the public and the police.

Canton OH Cop Goes Berserk on Gun Permit Holder
Off-Duty Minneapolis cop drills guy in face for talking loud (VIDEO)
Dash cam on police car captures how a chase ends.

Resisting arrest

Dash cam on police car captures how a chase ends. Clearly this guy was resisting arrest. Dang. (via)

Resisting arrest dash cam video