If you look at all of the incidents and Twitter wars that the Black Lives Matter Movement has been involved with over the past couple of years, you’ll find that in each situation, it wasn’t about raising awareness as much as it was about becoming racially superior. This is quite ironic, considering that the people they claim to idolize like Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks worked to bridge segregation, not create more of it.
The post, published under the name “JM Roth,” said drivers shouldn’t “slow down for any of these idiots who try and block the street,” referring to protesters participating in a Black Lives Matter event on January 15.
“If you hit someone make sure you call 911 to report the accident and meet the cops a block or two away,” the instruction states, adding that fear of violence from the demonstrators would be a good reason to stop farther away from them.
“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,” the post suggested.
The author of the post, which has since been removed, was identified as Sgt. Jeff Rothecker by Andrew Henderson, a community activist who monitors police behavior.
“I was just flabbergasted,” Henderson said, as cited by the Star Tribune newspaper. “A law enforcement officer is supposed to serve and protect the people, not incite violence against them.”
The St. Paul Police Department (SPPD) would neither confirm nor deny the identity of the officer, but said it is conducting an investigation. An officer was put on administrative leave in connection with the probe, police spokesman Sgt. Mike Ernster told the media.
The SPPD and Mayor Chris Coleman condemned the Facebook post.
“The statement is offensive, disappointing, concerning and does not reflect in any way – or align with – the views, values and practices of the St. Paul Police Department,” it said in a statement.
“I am outraged and disgusted by the post and have directed the SPPD to investigate,” a statement released by the mayor’s office said. “That investigation is currently underway.”
The author of the post, which has since been removed, has been identified as Sgt. Jeff Rothecker. Apparently the whistle blower who discovered who he was is choosing to ignore the many call to arms by Black Lives Matter members to commence open season on white people.