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明尼阿波利斯警方刺破抗议者的汽车轮胎

(2020-06-09 09:35:16)

明尼阿波利斯警方刺破抗议者的汽车轮胎

明尼阿波利斯警方刺破抗议者的汽车轮胎

当局说,这样做是为了防止汽车被当作武器

作者:乔纳顿·拉姆西

2020年6月8日18:44

在明尼阿波利斯针对乔治·弗洛伊德死亡的抗议期间,两个部门的警察被拍到在至少两个地点割破汽车轮胎。《明星论坛报》确定了是明尼苏达州巡警和阿诺卡县警长办公室的警官。

阿诺卡县位于明尼阿波利斯西北部,而亨内平县是该州人口最多的县,该县覆盖了明尼苏达州的大部分地区。明尼阿波利斯警察局、亨内平县警长办公室和明尼苏达州国民警卫队的发言人否认对任何轮胎破

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Minneapolis police slash protesters' car tires in video

Authorities said it was to prevent the parked cars from beingused as weapons

By:JONATHON RAMSEY 

Jun 8th 2020 at 6:44PM

Mother Jones andthe Minneapolis StarTribune report that during the most intense periodof protests in Minneapolis over the death of George Floyd, policeofficers from two departments were filmed slashing tires in atleast two locations. Authorities used the tactic to disable cars ina Kmart parking lot that had become a staging point for protestersand police, and at another street location about three miles away,with dozen of vehicles said to be damaged. The Star Tribuneidentified officers from the Minnesota State Patrol and the AnokaCounty Sheriff's Office in the videos. A spokesman with theDepartment of Public Safety told the newspaper the State Patrol"strategically deflated tires ... in order to stop behaviors suchas vehicles driving dangerously and at high speeds in and aroundprotesters and law enforcement,” and to render ineffective any cars"that contained items used to cause harm during violent protests."The paper said such items included "such as rocks, concrete andsticks."

A lieutenant with the sheriff's office said the force wasfollowing orders from the Multiagency Command Center (MACC), astate agency organizing law enforcement response to the protests.Anoka County covers the northwest portion of Minneapolis, whileHennepin County — the most populous in the state — covers themajority of Minnesota. Spokespeople for the Minneapolis PoliceDepartment, Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office, and MinnesotaNational Guard denied responsibility for any tire slashing.

Victims at both locations included credentialed press, includinga Star Tribune reporter, some of whom uploaded video of theaftermath to Twitter, such as ex-Buzzfeed videoexec and documentary producer Andrew Kimmel. He said he's been tomore than 100 protests in the past few years as part of his work,and has "never seen the tire slashing before, particularly in aparking lot." Another was New Yorker magazine reporter LukeMogelson, who said an officer took a photo of his press pass andpromised to alert other police not to touch his car. Mogelsonreturned to four flat tires and officers who "were laughing. ...They had grins on their faces."

In the aftermath, when MotherJones asked a tow truck driver "whose cars werebeing towed, the tow truck driver said, 'Everybody. Medics overthere. News crews. Random people that were just here to protest and— tires slashed.'”

The State Patrol spokesperson admitted the knifings weren't "atypical tactic," but that "vehicles were being used as dangerousweapons and inhibited our ability to clear areas and keep areassafe where violent protests were occurring." At some point, "As inall operations of this size, there will be a review about how thesedecisions were made

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