Over the last two days, two very high-profile individuals have been fired by their respective offices.
The first was the police officer that led the traffic stop of a black Army officer.
The second individual was a city official that called for “due process” for the officer-involved shooting in Minnesota.
Police Officer Terminated
The traffic stop of an Army officer went viral after the officer was seen macing a black Army lieutenant.
This immediately became a racial issue, and now the officer has been terminated.
The police officer stated that he believed the driver of the vehicle was “eluding police,” but the Army officer maintained he was merely trying to find a well-lit area to stop for the officer.
Police officials stated, “The Town of Windsor prides itself in its small-town charm and the community-wide respect of its Police Department.
“Due to this, we are saddened for events like this to cast our community in a negative light.
“Rather than deflect criticism, we have addressed these matters with our personnel administratively, we are reaching out to community stakeholders to engage in dialogue and commit ourselves to additional discussions in the future.”
It would be very easy to argue this is an overreaction and that more training and a suspension would have been more in order, but there is little shot of that happening in today’s charged environment.
City Manager Terminated
After the bodycam footage of the Daunte Wright shooting was released, City Manager Curt Boganey promised “due process” for the officer involved.
Boganey stated, “All employees working for the city of Brooklyn Center are entitled to due process with respect to discipline. This employee will receive due process, and that’s all I can really say today.”
That was enough for Brooklyn Center Mayor Mike Elliott to dismiss Boganey.
Elliott announced via Twitter that Boganey had been relieved, stating, “Effective immediately our city manager has been relieved of his duties, and the deputy city manager will be assuming his duties moving forward. I will continue to work my hardest to ensure good leadership at all levels of our city government.”
Both firings are a direct result of the new cancel culture and PC culture that have taken over this country, especially the second instance.
It is just ironic that we now see Democrats and liberals sticking up more for murderers and rapists than they do for a police officer or a city manager that was merely stating that the law needed to be followed before taking any action.