An appalling display of callousness occurred in Denver Thursday when some high school students who were protesting the grand jury decision in Ferguson allegedly cheered when someone ran over four police officers, critically injuring one, with some yelling “Hit him again.”
Officer John Adsit endured six hours of surgery due to injuries he received in the crash.
According to a report by Fox31 Denver, several students were overheard cheering and chanting in the aftermath of the collision while teachers watched.
“The Denver Police Protective Association has learned that immediately after the horrible accident yesterday injuring four Denver Police Officers, several parties in the protesting group cheered and chanted ‘hit him again,’” the Denver police officer’s unions said in a statement. “These actions are not only reprehensible but quite possibly the most disturbing thing this Association has ever heard.”
“This group of high school students not only broke DPS rules by leaving school without authorization, but broke laws of the City and County of Denver and State of Colorado regarding traffic regulations and the right to assemble with a permit,” the statement continued. “The DPPA recognizes citizens’ rights to assemble lawfully. This, however, was not a lawful assembly, which ultimately cost four Denver Police Officers a trip to the hospital. One of which is in critical condition.”
“We have no knowledge of the alleged comments. We would deplore any such comments and will look into the allegation, and would welcome any evidence that would assist us in an investigation,” the statement read. “All afternoon yesterday and all day today, students at East expressed their deep concern for Officer Adsit and his family and their appreciation for the police assistance in ensuring student safety during the march.”
So much for peaceful protests.
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