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(Minnesota Reformer)   Man shoots at cops. You won't believe what happens next. No, you really won't   (minnesotareformer.com) divider line
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2021-09-01 11:55:24 AM  
Cops being cops.
 
2021-09-01 12:00:20 PM  
I'm amazed he lived. Let's hope he wins the inevitable appeals.
 
2021-09-01 12:03:55 PM  

GardenWeasel: I'm amazed he lived. Let's hope he wins the inevitable appeals.


He was acquitted, what's left to appeal?
 
2021-09-01 12:25:36 PM  

hobnail: GardenWeasel: I'm amazed he lived. Let's hope he wins the inevitable appeals.

He was acquitted, what's left to appeal?


I guess. I default to "expect legal shenanigans" now.
 
2021-09-01 12:29:40 PM  
Minnesota?
Not surprised
 
2021-09-01 12:30:39 PM  
Every single one of those cops should be fired and charged.
 
2021-09-01 12:32:47 PM  
He had a permit for the weapon, so I was expecting a little pocket pistol of some sort.

It was one of these
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NTTAWWT, but I was surprised.
 
2021-09-01 12:48:42 PM  
I feel bad for the guy. He's going to get harassed every time he's 0.5% off-center between lane markings.
 
2021-09-01 12:50:24 PM  
I believe the part where no cops are in jail.
 
2021-09-01 12:54:44 PM  
Before the white, unmarked cargo van of the Minneapolis Police Department drove down Lake Street, an officer gave Sgt. Andrew Bittell his orders: "Drive down Lake Street. You see a group, call it out. OK great! F*** 'em up, gas 'em, f*** 'em up."
Bittell turned to his SWAT unit in the van and said, "Alright, we're rolling down Lake Street. The first f***ers we see, we're just hammering 'em with 40s," according to body camera footage described in court documents. He was referring to "less lethal" plastic projectiles sometimes called rubber bullets or 40mm launchers or rounds.


Let me guess, Sgt. Andrew Bittell and his happy trigger thugs still have a job and a pension? *reads the article*... yep
 
2021-09-01 12:55:45 PM  

edmo: I believe the part where no cops are in jail.


Especially even after they were recorded rolling along saying they were going to fark up the next person they saw, with no actual reason, like a bunch of gang bangers.

Cops are gonna cop, I guess
 
2021-09-01 12:56:17 PM  
I got my high capacity magazines (also ghost-guns, bump-stocks and pistol-braces)

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2021-09-01 12:56:32 PM  
America is such a messed up country.
 
2021-09-01 12:56:32 PM  
FTFA: "Right there, get 'em, get 'em, get 'em, hit 'em, hit 'em!" he ordered as the officers fired their plastic bullet launchers without warning. They later learned they were shooting at the gas station owner, neighbors and relatives guarding the station from more looting, as well as bystanders, including a Vice News reporter who had his hands up and was yelling, "Press!"

So they went in, military style, shooting literally anyone not wearing the same uniform. Bonus points for being black.
 
2021-09-01 12:56:33 PM  
Every farking one of those lying pigs should be fired and then ejected from America. But not before all of their assets are seized and their family leaves them. farking monsters.
 
2021-09-01 12:57:27 PM  
The Judge still sucked cop dick.
 
2021-09-01 12:57:58 PM  
They sure do teach them right, at the academy. By that I mean how to test-ily to great effect.  I hope this guy sues the s*** out of the department.   He's lucky he's not dead

I'm also surprised they didn't just say he had a medical episode while interacting with law enforcement
 
2021-09-01 12:58:24 PM  
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He's lucky he was carrying a total piece of shiat weapon or else he might have hit something.
 
2021-09-01 12:58:31 PM  
He fixes the cable?
 
2021-09-01 1:00:06 PM  
Lets hope he doesn't mysteriously die in the next year of suicide, traffic accident, miasma, "mysterious circumstances", drug deal gone wrong, etc etc.
 
2021-09-01 1:00:27 PM  

GardenWeasel: I'm amazed he lived. Let's hope he wins the inevitable appeals.


He's probably not going to live that long...
 
2021-09-01 1:01:19 PM  

MrBallou: He had a permit for the weapon, so I was expecting a little pocket pistol of some sort.

It was one of these
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NTTAWWT, but I was surprised.


NTTAWWT??  Where do we start?  With the redneck emergency repairs parody look, or perhaps stuffing AR rounds into shortass parody of an AK for some inscrutable reason?
 
2021-09-01 1:02:36 PM  

MythDragon: edmo: I believe the part where no cops are in jail.

Especially even after they were recorded rolling along saying they were going to fark up the next person they saw, with no actual reason, like a bunch of gang bangers.

Cops are gonna cop, I guess


They are a gang as defined by the Department of Justice(https://www.justice.gov/crimi​nal-ocgs/​about-violent-gangs).
"Gangs are associations of three or more individuals who adopt a group identity in order to create an atmosphere of fear or intimidation.  Gangs are typically organized upon racial, ethnic, or political lines and employ common names, slogans, aliases, symbols, tattoos, style of clothing, hairstyles, hand signs or graffiti.  The association's primary purpose is to engage in criminal activity and the use of violence or intimidation to further its criminal objectives and enhance or preserve the association's power, reputation, or economic resources.  Gangs are also organized to provide common defense of its members and interests from rival criminal organizations or to exercise control over a particular location or region."

They should be treated the same as Gambinos or Capones.  RICO their asses and send them to jail for the next 20 years.
 
2021-09-01 1:03:13 PM  

Osama bin Limbaugh: Lets hope he doesn't mysteriously die in the next year of suicide, traffic accident, miasma, "mysterious circumstances", drug deal gone wrong, etc etc.


Yeah if I were him I'd be moving out of town
 
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2021-09-01 1:04:22 PM  
That entire police unit needs to be prosecuted as a criminal gang.  Both the leader who issues orders to attack random civilians on private property, and underlings that were too stupid to see that these were criminal orders and followed them anyway.
 
2021-09-01 1:04:42 PM  
The answer: Fiercely - and at times indiscriminately.

Fark whomever wrote that article. They weren't "reacting" at all - the cops were roaming the streets in gangs and randomly opening fire on opportune targets. No due farking process at all. No probable cause at all.

The weren't "reacting" - they were farking wilding.
 
2021-09-01 1:06:23 PM  

ImpendingCynic: I feel bad for the guy. He's going to get harassed every time he's 0.5% off-center between lane markings.


He is definitely going to need a good dash-cam.
 
2021-09-01 1:06:45 PM  
*They
 
2021-09-01 1:07:35 PM  
tl;dr During the George Floyd protests, cops in an unmarked van were on orders to drive through and fire gas grenades & bean bags at literally anyone they saw. They followed orders and started hurting shop owners trying to repair & protect their stores. A bystander heard from the Governor that white supremacists might do exactly what he was seeing, so he shot back at them. At some point he realized they were cops and surrendered. The cops beat the shiat out of him and lied about it, despite wearing body cameras. Charges dropped against the bystander and the cops were never in danger of losing their jobs.
 
2021-09-01 1:09:40 PM  

SpectroBoy: Cops being cops.


They should all be in prison. Why were they shooting? Why did this man get beaten?

This is criminal and not reformable. Acab.
 
2021-09-01 1:10:21 PM  
They keep trying to give "context" about how chaotic things were at the time. I don't give a crap. We expect a lot more discipline from young recruits in the military than we seem to demand from the police. If they can't keep their cool, they need to be doing something else.
 
2021-09-01 1:12:23 PM  
fark me.

Black guy shoots at cops, doesn't get blasted in return, AND wins the court case?

There may be hope for this country yet...

/Right after the cops involved get fired...
 
2021-09-01 1:13:14 PM  
Wow, they were acting just like a roving gang of murderers.  What else was he supposed to think?

I hope he wins a ton of $$$$ in the civil suit for that beating.

And he needs to get the hell out of that town before they come up with a way to kill him and get away with it.
 
2021-09-01 1:13:57 PM  
Man I'm sitting here thinking about what I would do to these officers if this were me and to put it bluntly no one would be escaping. My life would be over and their lives would be over. If I had to take my life in prison so he it but not a single one of them would have gotten out of that van.
 
2021-09-01 1:14:45 PM  
It's very evident these cops were farking loving their job when you see the kinds of things they were saying. Driving around shooting random black people was the highlight of their life.  This was Christmas morning for them.
 
2021-09-01 1:15:41 PM  
Guy was just defending himself from nutbags
 
2021-09-01 1:16:04 PM  

Keyser_Soze_Death: dothemath: [3mhb6w-oml0k52hy6ek.cloudmaestro.com image 850x850]
He's lucky he was carrying a total piece of shiat weapon or else he might have hit something.

This.


The only reason he is alive is because he missed.
If he had shot a cop he'd be dead as fried chicken right now.
 
2021-09-01 1:17:20 PM  

GardenWeasel: I'm amazed he lived. Let's hope he wins the inevitable appeals.


They will find him and murder him unless he moves.
 
2021-09-01 1:19:01 PM  

MizzouFTW: Man I'm sitting here thinking about what I would do to these officers if this were me and to put it bluntly no one would be escaping. My life would be over and their lives would be over. If I had to take my life in prison so he it but not a single one of them would have gotten out of that van.


When you see a gang of people beating a handcuffed person, even if they are in a uniform, you should assume they are a gang of criminals impersonating police and assist the person being attacked.
 
2021-09-01 1:20:37 PM  
Can he sue for a million dollars and also to have all those cops handcuffed behind their backs and kick their farking teeth in?
 
2021-09-01 1:22:48 PM  

imauniter: Can he sue for a million dollars and also to have all those cops handcuffed behind their backs and kick their farking teeth in?


No but a massive crowd of neighbors could have overrun them and done it for him on the spot.
 
2021-09-01 1:23:10 PM  

MrBallou: He had a permit for the weapon, so I was expecting a little pocket pistol of some sort.

It was one of these
[Fark user image 425x425]

NTTAWWT, but I was surprised.


turns out you can get a permit for a Bolter in Minnesota.
 
2021-09-01 1:24:50 PM  
Farking cops.

I hope he sues the shiat out of the city.
 
2021-09-01 1:25:20 PM  

lolmao500: Let me guess, Sgt. Andrew Bittell and his happy trigger thugs still have a job and a pension? *reads the article*... yep



Sgt. Andrew Bittell and His Happy Trigger Thugs are gonna be the opening act at the Barstow Blue Grass Festival next June.
 
2021-09-01 1:25:28 PM  

Rambino: SpectroBoy: Cops being cops.

They should all be in prison.

Agreed

Why were they shooting? Because the low IQ bullies wanted to play with their new toys

Why did this man get beaten?Because he dared shoot back in self defense

This is criminal and not reformable.Agree

Acab.This has become abundantly clear. Not ONE of them said "Maybe we should not violently attack random people on the street guys.
 
2021-09-01 1:25:54 PM  
"you won't believe what happens next"
the cops jump out, return fire, tackle him, violently beat his ass, lie about it in reports, and trump up several false charges?
<checks article>
yup

oh you mean AFTER THAT
 
2021-09-01 1:26:14 PM  

Marcos P: Guy was just defending himself from nutbags


When nutbags have badges we call them cops.
 
2021-09-01 1:26:50 PM  
Dang, not a single "two sides to every story"? What happened, did they all try to chug livestock medicine?
 
2021-09-01 1:28:07 PM  

MizzouFTW: Man I'm sitting here thinking about what I would do to these officers if this were me and to put it bluntly no one would be escaping. My life would be over and their lives would be over. If I had to take my life in prison so he it but not a single one of them would have gotten out of that van.


They were wearing body armor. I'm guessing you wouldn't be wearing body armor.

You'd just have pissed off cops, and a dead you.
 
2021-09-01 1:36:22 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: MizzouFTW: Man I'm sitting here thinking about what I would do to these officers if this were me and to put it bluntly no one would be escaping. My life would be over and their lives would be over. If I had to take my life in prison so he it but not a single one of them would have gotten out of that van.

They were wearing body armor. I'm guessing you wouldn't be wearing body armor.

You'd just have pissed off cops, and a dead you.


Body armor isn't hard to get and it's too expensive (yeah, that's a relative term).  Everyone should get their own because cops are out of control and out to murder people.  It won't guarantee you'll survive a cop drive-by, but it improves your chances.  Kind of like a seatbelt or covid vaccine.
 
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