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Brooklyn City Police Chief Has Been Fired


Hello, and welcome to American Truth Projects, Really Dumb Things, They Said. I'm Barry Nussbaum.

Kurt Bagani, City Manager of Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, has been fired in the wake of the police shooting death of Daunte Wright.

At an emergency meeting this week, the Brooklyn City Council voted three to two to give authority over the police department to Mayor Mike Elliott and take it away from the police force.

Bagani was responsible for the day-to-day government operations of the city, and his termination was announced on Twitter of all places. "Effective immediately our City Manager has been relieved of his duties, and the Deputy City Manager will be assuming his duties moving forward," the mayor tweeted. And he continued, "I will continue to work my hardest to ensure good leadership at all levels of our city government."

At a press conference later, Bagani said that all city employees are entitled to due process with respect to discipline. In other words, he told the truth, and this was in regard to the police chief saying the shooting of Daunte Wright was an accidental discharge, and there will be due process of what happened.

That is what’s supposed to happen. The employee was identified. It was a veteran of the police department, and she shot Mr. Wright accidentally after pulling her service weapon instead of her taser, according to her statement. But the Mayor responded, saying that the use of tear gas by local police officers on demonstrators who have gathered around the city to protest this shooting is unacceptable.

The Mayor and the City Manager are not allowed to comment unless it's in favor of racism, and he said gassing is not a humane way to police. I guess you should send them emails or send them nice letters, but due process when something bad happens is totally unacceptable. I guess you convict first and ask questions later.

No wonder police are quitting like crazy because they're not getting any support, and when management tries to say due process is probably the right thing to do. Well, there's no time for that.

So, the rioting goes on, and there is no connection to due process. It's guilty, and we will look into it later. Everybody with me? Guilty first, we'll investigate later.

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