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Multiple black police chiefs have resigned from their posts this week as they and their respective departments have come under fire from Black Lives Matter extremists and their allies in government and media.
The first chief, Reneé Hall of the Dallas Police Department, submitted her resignation Tuesday and is slated to step down from her post at the end of the year.
Broadnax: “In her 3 years of service, Chief Hall has provided consistent, passionate, resilient and robust leadership to our City.” pic.twitter.com/FnWfWE2Wg0
— Teresa Woodard (@twoodard8) September 8, 2020
Hall faced criticism earlier this summer when her officers committed the apparent crime of arresting so-called “protesters” amid the George Floyd riots.
“Nearly 200 people were detained after police surrounded protesters in Dallas on the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, confronting them and firing what appeared to be rubber bullets,” NBC News reported in early June.
“Police illuminated the bridge at 7 p.m. Monday and hemmed in the protesters, who originated their march at the nearby Frank Crowley Courts Building.”
— NBC DFW (@NBCDFW) June 2, 2020
Following the altercation, Hall was reportedly forced by city officials to release all of the “protesters,” though she maintained she’d taken the right course of action in arresting them.
“Some are not happy with the decisions I made yesterday. I am not here to make people happy. My job and our job is to keep this city safe,” she said during a presser at the time.
Two months later in mid-August, The Dallas Morning News ran a hit piece on how Hall’s officers had allegedly “stormed and arrested peaceful protesters as well as the photographer who captured their violence five days after George Floyd’s death.”
This led to anger among city officials.
“City Council members expressed alarm at a report … published Sunday that detailed what happened, and called for a special hearing of the public safety committee on Aug. 18 to question Police Chief U. Renee Hall about officers’ actions that first weekend of mass demonstrations downtown,” the Morning News itself reported.
“A spokesman for the police department also said its internal affairs division was ‘looking into the incident’ but provided no other details.”
Weeks later, Hall is now on her way out. In her resignation later, she reportedly did not complain about the circumstances behind her resignation but did admit that she’s received “a number of inquiries about future career opportunities.”
It sounds like she may be interested in working with a department that’s more understanding of how law enforcement is actually supposed to work.
Over in Rochester, New York meanwhile, black Police Chief La’Ron Singletary and his entire command staff announced their resignation Tuesday, with Singletary issuing a scathing statement slamming the critics who’ve allegedly smeared him.
“As a man of integrity, I will not sit idly by while outside entities attempt to destroy my character. The events over the past week are an attempt to destroy my character and integrity,” he reportedly wrote.
“The members of the Rochester Police Department and the Greater Rochester Community know my reputation and know what I stand for. The mischaracterization and the politicization of the actions that I took after being informed of Mr. Prude’s death is not based on facts, and is not what I stand for.”
His department has faced backlash from BLM extremists and their allies ever since a black criminal suspect who’d been high on PCP died while being apprehended.
Though the death happened in March, body cam footage from the encounter was released just days ago. With its release came first an eruption of left-wing media outlets accusing his department of “police brutality” and then violent riots.
Watch (*Graphic content):
— Geoffery Rogers (@GeofferyRogers) September 5, 2020
The Black Lives Matter mob is assaulting random people in Rochester, NY. pic.twitter.com/FMI3ZvkSWS
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) September 4, 2020
People are heading back up court street the way they came. Some are throwing water bottles back at police, but other protesters are yelling at them to stop. People are coughing, dumping water in their eyes to wash out the tear gas. pic.twitter.com/KbHnI3mTDb
— Georgie Silvarole (@gsilvarole) September 5, 2020
Local BLM extremists were reportedly pleased by Singletary’s resignation.
“Our movement for justice is winning, and it’s because of this incredible community, showing up night after night,” a closely linked group called Free the People ROC said in a statement.
“Let’s keep the pressure up until all those responsible for Daniel Prude’s murder and cover up—including Mayor Lovely Warren—have resigned. We have the power to hold those in power responsible and finally bring an end to systemic police violence in our community.”
The allegations of a cover-up stem from Prude’s family members, who’ve further suggested that Prude was a veritable gentle giant versus a drug-addicted deviant. The actual evidence seems to show otherwise.
“Prude had been behind bars several times over the decades. Chicago Police reported 37 arrests and nine convictions since 1995, eight for drug- and alcohol-related charges and one for burglary,” the Associated Press notes.
Unlike Prude (or Floyd, for that matter), neither Hall nor Singletary boasts a criminal record. Neither did David Dorn, the retired police officer who was murdered by violent rioters in May and then ignored by BLM and its allies.
Hall had been the first black police chief at the Dallas Police Department.
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