Fake Street Signs Appear in Minneapolis Mocking Police in Wake of Innocent Death

Fake Street Signs Appear in Minneapolis Mocking Police in Wake of Innocent Death

The internet has been outraged since Mohamed Noor (a Minneapolis police officer whose primary qualification was being Somalian) shot and killed Justine Damond while responding to her call for help. 

As expected, the left was torn between using the story to bash police or under-reporting in order to preserve the narrative that dark-skinned people/voters can do no wrong (even when they do). For the past couple weeks, it's been mostly the latter.

Over the weekend, someone went to the trouble of setting up fake signs, designed to look like legitimate street signs, in Minneapolis. From Business Insider

The fatal shooting of an Australian woman by a Minneapolis police officer has sparked the posting of at least two fake street signs warning people of “easily startled” officers.

The official-looking orange metal signs read: “WARNING: TWIN CITIES POLICE EASILY STARTLED.” The signs have a picture of an officer with a gun in each raised hand, shooting in both directions.
— Associated Press

It's likely that the person responsible for the taunting signage considers themselves extremely clever for this. They're not. In fact, they're a hypocritical bully playing off of negative stereotypes. Here's why.

What if instead of "police easily startled," the sign read "Somalians easily startled"? Suddenly, clumsily grouping these individuals together becomes offensive and the story would be reported as a hate crime. Yet, the message has not changed, only the group. Why is it okay to target police indiscriminately, but not Somalians? The hypocrisy is clear.

Officer Mohamad Noor shot Justine Damond. Not his partner, Officer Harrity, not any of the other officers in Minneapolis, not any of the officers in the country. Just Officer Noor. Yet, the actions of one seem justification to label all. Why not hold Officer Noor solely responsible instead of an entire profession?

Here's another example. In Chicago, where over 71% of homicides are committed by black people, what would happen if signs were erected proclaiming "blacks easily startled"? It would be slammed as racist and we would never hear the end of it.

This is the hypocrisy of the left— using an innocent woman's death and the mistake of one poorly-trained police officer to demonize all police officers. Our law enforcement heroes don't deserve this, and the persons responsible for these signs should be ashamed for desecrating Justine Damond's memory.

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