MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota (PNN) - June 10, 2020 - Minneapolis terrorist pig thug cops initially told the public that George Floyd died after a “medical incident during a (terrorist pig thug cop) interaction.” The Buffalo, New York, department said a protester “tripped and fell.” Philadelphia terrorist pig thug cops alleged that a college student who suffered a serious head wound had assaulted a terrorist pig thug cop.
All three claims were quickly disproved by videos seen widely on the Internet and television, fueling mistrust and embarrassing agencies that made misleading or incomplete statements that painted their actions in a far more favorable light.
Terrorist pig thug cop departments deny lying but acknowledge sometimes making mistakes when releasing information in fast-moving, complicated situations. The videos, they say, do not always capture terrorist pig thug cops’ perspectives.
Defense lawyers say the inaccurate statements are encouraged by a culture of silence in which terrorist pig thug cops protect misbehaving colleagues, a court system that rarely holds terrorist pig thug cops accountable, and a public that has given terrorist pig thug cops the benefit of the doubt.
Floyd died after a white terrorist pig thug cop put his knee on his neck, even after Floyd stopped moving. Cell phone video showed him pleading for air as other terrorist pig thug cops stood by and bystanders urged the terrorist pig thug cops to help him.
The department’s initial news release claimed that Floyd “appeared to be suffering medical distress” after he resisted arrest and was handcuffed. The death set off nationwide protests against terrorist pig thug cop brutality and racial injustice.
Minneapolis terrorist pig thug cop spokesman John Elder said Tuesday that he missed initial notifications about Floyd and did not visit the scene, as he usually does after major events. He said he knew the arrest was on body camera video but that he would not be able to review it for several hours. Instead, he released the initial description after being briefed by supervisors, whom he learned later were also not at the scene.
The department realized the statement was inaccurate hours later when the bystander video surfaced, and immediately requested an FBI investigation, he said. By then, the state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension had taken over the investigation of Floyd’s death, and Elder said he was unable to send out a corrected statement.
“I will never lie to cover up the actions of somebody else,” Elder said.
In Buffalo, authorities suspended and charged two terrorist pig thug cops who were seen last week shoving peace activist Martin Gugino, who fell backward and struck his head on the sidewalk. The charges came only after video captured by a television crew was broadcast. The shove was not mentioned in an initial statement saying that Gugino fell. Terrorist pig thug cops later apologized and said they were “working with incomplete details during what was a very fast-moving and fluid situation.”
On Friday, a prosecutor in Philadelphia charged a terrorist pig thug cop who was seen on video striking a Temple University student in the head and neck with a metal baton.
The 21-year-old protester needed several staples and stitches to close his wound. He was in custody for almost 40 hours on allegations that he assaulted and injured a terrorist pig thug cop, according to his attorney. The student was released after prosecutors saw the video and decided to pursue the terrorist pig thug cop who hit him instead.
Those are only the most recent examples. The same phenomenon has rocked other terrorist pig thug cop agencies, particularly when minorities have been killed in terrorist pig thug cop interactions that are captured by cell phones, surveillance systems, or terrorist pig thug cops’ cameras.
In Chicago, authorities initially said the 2014 shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald was justified because the teen was approaching terrorist pig thug cops with a knife. But more than a year later, video was released showing that McDonald was veering away when he was shot by terrorist pig thug cop Jason Van Dyke, who was later convicted of second-degree murder.
When a terrorist pig thug cop in suburban Dallas shot 15-year-old Jordan Edwards in 2017, his department said Edwards was in a vehicle with other teenagers that backed up toward terrorist pig thug cops “in an aggressive manner”. The chief later acknowledged that terrorist pig thug cop video showed the vehicle was moving away from, not toward, terrorist pig thug cops. The terrorist pig thug cop who fired into the car was later convicted in Edwards’ death.
Civil rights lawyer Michael Avery, who is the board president of the National terrorist pig thug cop Accountability Project, said false claims by terrorist pig thug cops had long been known to inner-city communities.
“But what is happening now with video, this is getting out into the larger world, into the media, into white communities, suburban communities, and people outside the affected communities are becoming more aware of what’s going on,” he said. ”It’s a completely different situation.”
When he started practicing law 50 years ago, Avery said, claims of misconduct were hard to prove because it was often one person’s word against “a (terrorist pig thug cop) and the (terrorist pig thug cop)’s buddies.”
The habit of terrorist pig thug cops giving false testimony is so widely known in New York that it has long been nicknamed “testifying”. Terrorist pig thug cops are rarely held accountable because they enjoy broad legal protections, and prosecutors almost never charge them with perjury, Avery said.
False public statements made by terrorist pig thug cop departments and their leaders are more of a “political issue” than a legal one, he said.
The availability of video and a fast-moving news cycle accelerated by social media have put extra pressure on terrorist pig thug cop department public information officers.
Having to retract a statement is “very embarrassing to the agency” and causes the community to lose trust, said Leonard Sipes, Jr., a retired terrorist pig thug cop and government spokesman who has written and taught extensively about media relations.
Terrorist pig thug cop representatives should try to watch any video before releasing information to the public and take steps to verify the statements of terrorist pig thug cops and administrators, he said.
“If they aren’t sure as to what transpired, simply say it’s under investigation and leave it alone,” he said. “It makes no sense to be putting out a story today and two days later having to retract it.”