Our jobs are easy — we can’t imagine pulling someone over and walking up to the driver’s side window, several times a night. You have no idea what you’re going to encounter. After the fatal shooting of Daunte Wright, though, Brooklyn Center, Minnesota Mayor Mike Elliot announced that he doesn’t believe police officers necessarily need a weapon every time they make a traffic stop.
Brooklyn Center, Minnesota Mayor Mike Elliot:
"I don't believe that officers need to necessarily have weapons every time they're making a traffic stop." pic.twitter.com/5lnajSI8ly
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) April 13, 2021
This jackass is going to get more people killed. Guess they got what they voted for.
— donna ahart (@dahart66) April 13, 2021
Wait till there are no traffic stops
— Go Full Auto (@GoFullAuto) April 13, 2021
They should approach with chocolates and flowers instead. Offer foot rubs.
— D.B. ? (@DB_8721) April 13, 2021
Let him make a traffic stop on a gang member that has dope on him with zero interest in going to jail and then let me know how it turns out.
— Garrison Ball (@gballvfl) April 13, 2021
Good Luck Minnesota! You're going to need it.
— Joepete Breland (@ptowncowboy) April 13, 2021
Officer Darian Jarrott, who had three small children and was expecting a fourth one this year, was sworn in as a New Mexico State Police officer in July 2015.
New Mexico police officer shot in the head during routine stop in February, new video shows.https://t.co/l5Goaubr9N
— Ben ?? (@OrdinaryKYDad) April 13, 2021
Yeah. Just bring them once in a while.
— Donnybasbl (@donnybasbl18) April 13, 2021
I am sure all criminals will agree to keep their weapons at home as well. Problem solved.
— SchmoopyBird (@AhmadGarza3) April 13, 2021
Cool, disarm the police for traffic stops and I won’t have to worry about being pulled over for speeding since they won’t want the risk.
— InkosiSeb (@InkosiSeb) April 13, 2021
Really think about how stupid this statement is. https://t.co/7WYdq5m1OS
— Dave Rubin (@RubinReport) April 13, 2021
He obviously has never been on a ride along with a cop. What a complete fool.
— Scotie46. (@scotie46) April 13, 2021
I think the learned mayor should go on a few night time ridealongs.
— dingus (@dingus68978399) April 13, 2021
Just have social workers make traffic stops…like taking candy from a baby.
— Lots of Balloons (@LotsofBalloons) April 13, 2021
I suggest the mayor make traffic stops.
— KJ (@JCBolWag) April 13, 2021
— Rebel in PHX ?? (@Rebel_Mike) April 13, 2021
— That Outfit Over Here (@fitzy924) April 13, 2021
I agree w/ the mayor. If the officer knows they're in danger then take their weapon. If they know they're safe then leave it in their vehicle.
Being PSYCHIC is now a major requirement for all new recruits.
— Sir SURGE (@RussianBot33) April 13, 2021
So only have weapons when they know the guy they are pulling over has weapons?
— D-Train (@DarrenTrain) April 13, 2021
Traffic stops and domestics are when most officers are shot……
— Cathy Fili (@FilipcicCathy) April 13, 2021
That’s a way to abolish police. ??♀️
— LIL (@lil_london84) April 13, 2021
Cops should be punished for preventable lethal mistakes – it's part of the job responsibility. But don't neuter the police or throw them under the bus like this.
— Distractionbeast (@DistractionBst) April 13, 2021
The mayor should definitely go on some ride-alongs and tap on a few car windows.
For some reason, not every business was looted last night in Brooklyn Center, MN https://t.co/VTjTeloj7B
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) April 13, 2021