Black Lives Matter protesters block traffic outside Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport on December 23, 2015.
A Minnesota cop has been put on leave after allegedly writing a Facebook post that infuriated Black Lives Matter advocates and appalled local officials.
Black Lives Matter activists blocked traffic Monday with one of their protests. In response, St. Paul Police Sgt. Jeffrey Roth allegedly wrote on Facebook that locals should run over the “idiots” and that they would probably get away with it, Fox9 reports.
“Run them over,” the post reads. “Keep traffic flowing and don’t slow down for any of these idiots who try and block the streets.”
A man named Andrew Henderson screenshotted the post and called St. Paul police to report it.
“It’s really concerning to me that someone would encourage violence on a day celebrating a man who taught peace,” Henderson told WCCO.
The full post advocates running over protesters and saying you feared for your life as an excuse. He says you’ll probably get off on a jury trial anyway. Here’s the full post, which has been deleted:
Run them over. Keep traffic flowing and don’t slow down for any of these idiots who try and block the street. Here is the deal, you continue to drive and if you hit someone make sure you call 911 to report the accident and meet the cops a block or two away and you can justify stopping further away because you feared for your safety since the past people in this group has shown a propensity towards violence. Since they are trying to block the street and/or cross where there is no crossing you should not be charged with anything. Now, these idiots could try and sue you in civil court, but remember that it will be jury trial and so most likely it will come out in your favor.
Police have not released all the details but say they are investigating the post and will take “swift, strong and decisive disciplinary action” if the allegations are confirmed. The town’s mayor has come out and condemned the comments.
Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2016/01/19/run-them-over-read-the-black-lives-matter-post-that-landed-a-minnesota-cop-in-big-trouble/#ixzz3xiocGovD