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I have read what he was doing was taught by his city’s police dept. on how to detain a suspect.

THIS ^^ IS ACTUALLY FASCINATING BECAUSE it actually takes us back to Trump.

Obamma started a substantial police reform process that included Consent Decrees (for police departments that had to be sued to reform) and the “resident’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing” for those police forces who would reform voluntarily. ONE PART OF THR REOFRM WAS USE OF CORCE, INCLUDING CHOKEHOLDS.

Chauvin’s police forces LEADERSHIP and the GOVERNMENT voluntarily adopted the Obama’s reforms (including the chokehold issue)

BUT . . .

“One barrier that has prevented Minneapolis from achieving these goals has been pushback from the police union and its president, Lt. Bob Kroll, against policy and culture change, said Michelle Phelps, a sociology professor at the University of Minnesota. Last year, when Mayor Jacob Frey announced Minneapolis would become the first city to ban warrior-style training, Kroll countered by publicly announcing free warrior training for rank-and-file officers.

“Cultural change is really hard,” Phelps said. “We can see the resistance to this change in the election and re-election of Bob Kroll. And the union exerts its own independent push against reform.”



if you dont know, Kroll is cop who appeared on stage with Trump to decry what he described as the ” “the handcuffing and oppression of the police” by the Obama Administration. He also obviously praised President Trump for “letting the cops do their jobs.”

Kroll has too long a history of racist stuff to list here but hers a quick snipet:

“Through a series of controversies over the years, Kroll has been a staunch defender of the police. In 2015, after two white officers shot 24-year-old Jamar Clark in the head, Kroll spoke on television about Clark’s “violent” criminal history; later, when the officers were cleared of wrongdoing, he referred to Black Lives Matter as a “terrorist organization,” according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

In 2007, Kroll also referred to former US Rep. Keith Ellison, who is Muslim and Black and has pushed for criminal justice reforms, as a terrorist, according to a lawsuit filed by now–Police Chief Medaria Arradondo alleging racism within the police department. The lawsuit accused Kroll of wearing a motorcycle jacket with a white-power patch sewed into the fabric, and said he had “a history of discriminatory attitudes and conduct.” He has told reporters he was part of the City Heat motorcycle club, some of whose members have been described by the Anti-Defamation League as displaying white supremacist symbols. Kroll did not respond to a request for comment but has denied the allegations in the past.