Sending thoughts of thanks,love and care to the #MinneapolisPoliceDepartment and to any law enforcement officer who may need it…
IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS: I’m not here to defend to the actions of one police officer who committed a heinous crime to a black man that led to his death 9 days ago and the other 3 who were complicit or to cause hurt in a society where black people ARE still adversely effected, if not judged or killed by the color of their skin.
HOWEVER, I identify as someone who does care about human rights and systemic bias and hatred that does ALSO occur outside of racism, which I’ve already made clear I find repugnant and have risked my safety when calling out white supremacy and sovereign citizens and there’s a need for change immediately, a long time against systemic racism.
But, there’s also a war being waged against an entire a profession.
A profession that knows everyday they go to work, they may NOT come home but end up in the morgue in the municipality which they served.
I’ve blogged about the one non existent issue with the MPD a year ago, when there should’ve been one when I called 911 and no one responded to my call for help.
Again, I’ve gotten death threats before, normally because I’ve called out White Supremacists, Sovereign Citizens for hate crimes against blacks and Muslims and people who hate on others due to weight issues, issues based on differences of aesthetics.
So, if you are completely devoid of rational thought, just because someone has the opinion that an entire profession or in this case, an entire department of law enforcement is under hate and scrutiny globally, because of the despicable last actions on the job of 4 officers and feel the need to want to take me out, just let me know where to meet you, as the community I live in, shouldn’t have to be subjected to hate or violence based upon the fact I cannot keep silent and watch an entire profession, let alone up until 6 months ago, when I moved out of Downtown Minneapolis, after living there for almost 7 years, vilify the entire Minneapolis police force that myself and others of all socio-economics, race and genders who have felt protected by.
Saying I’m SO sorry that your entire department is being vilified and no one is willing to call out how wrong that is.
When I lived in Downtown Minneapolis, I lived in a building and a block where there was quite a bit of crime, due to opioid addiction despite the owner’s attempt to keep us safe as possible, whether in my building, my block or around the city.
I thanked every police officer, every fire department member (which they were at my building a lot) just like I did with HCMC EMS, who also was at my former residence a lot during the ENTIRE duration of my residing in Downtown Minneapolis.
I’m not saying my saying thank you makes me a wonderful person, cause it doesn’t as I’m kind of an introverted coward.
I said thank you though because it was all of your bravery and hard work and attempt to keep the city as safe as possible and be there when people were in crisis, where a simple thank you then, was not anywhere enough to express the gratitude I have for you and for all the great peace officers out there.
I know it took me awhile to get brave enough to say this publicly and I honestly believe I can’t be the only one who’s heartbroken at the hatred that’s been directed to the entire Minneapolis Police Department, let alone peace officers around the nation.
I didn’t have to be a niece of a NYPD officer to feel this way.
It’s surrealistic in the 2 years and 4 months since Superbowl 52, where people applauded the efforts of the MPD to keep people safe, that court of public opinion could change so drastically, with so much hate coming from people who NEVER in set foot in Minnesota, let alone Minneapolis who have no idea of how wonderful so many of you are.
Anyways, I am so sorry that all of you have to suffer, that others put shame that is not for every officer to bear, given your sacrifices and willingness to put your life on the line to save others.
Please know that others do care and are heartbroken for your suffering and some of us can never thank you enough for your service, the lives you have helped,if not saved and sacrifice.
With much gratitude, the still wordy disabled activist blogger but now former Minneapolis/ Hennepin County resident, Lisa …..
Important Note: Actually… Death threats to myself WILL be reported to appropriate law enforcement agencies.
I cannot and will NOT allow anyone to think it’s okay to threaten someone’s life, without potential legal consequences, just based upon a respectful verbal expression of disagreeing what’s wrong and what’s right, whether the threat is made against my life or any other, that’s one of the reasons why I’ve written this blog and many others on violent crime prevention and awareness.