In St. Paul, Minnesota, where crime has escalated since the tragic death of George Floyd in 2020, alarming video footage has surfaced of a young child using foul language and attacking police officers, while individuals in the vicinity directed racially offensive remarks.
As reported by the local news source Alpha News, the video was captured the previous week when law enforcement officers were present at a residence to execute a search warrant in pursuit of an individual wanted for murder.
In the 30-second video clip, an unnamed boy is seen standing in the street, barefoot and wearing only his underwear, shouting “h**b up shut” at a black police officer.
He was surrounded by other children who were also barefoot and dressed in minimal clothing, as he mocked his ‘unattractive rear end shoes’ to the other police officer before walking away.
The black police officer, referred to as ‘Oreo head’, who can be heard in the background of the video during the commentary, is even more unsettling.
It’s uncertain where the parents of the child were, or who the target of the murder warrant was.
In 2021, St. Paul significantly boosted its allocation of funds to the police department, resulting in a substantial rise in crime within the Twin Cities due to the aftermath of the 2020 civil disorder triggered by the tragic death of George Floyd at the hands of law enforcement officers.
The city of 305,877 currently has 620 sworn officers.
The children continue to pummel the police with their tiny fists whilst the officers could be seen trying to calm them down.
The police officers could be observed extending their arms, but the young individuals persist in lunging and striking them.
The officers all demonstrated self-control towards the young children who were easily kept away.
Sheila Qualls, a journalist for Alpha News, wrote a column two years ago where she shared the first story in a column for Alpha News about the eerily similar behaviors of these children to the behaviors of the rioters who looted and burned Minneapolis.
We all should be terrified. It should be disturbing to law enforcement officers who experience this conduct on a daily basis. It is truly heartbreaking. This video is a shameful representation. They physically assaulted and verbally abused.
“Qualls wrote that leaders who have failed to guide a community towards virtue and morality should feel ashamed.”
I do not believe in this civil rights leaders for the future of the black community. Let’s stop playing politics with our children’s lives. We must do better and we can.
‘These kids and our nation deserve a higher quality.’
The occurrence of criminal activities has increased in the suburbs of Minneapolis and St. Paul during the past couple of years.
The state of Minnesota became the epicenter of demands to ‘defund’ the police in the wake of the killing of Floyd George, as new data shows a record-breaking increase of 58 percent in the number of murders.
As per the state’s Uniform Crime Report, the previous year witnessed 117 individuals being killed, indicating a significant rise and record-breaking peak with 185 individuals murdered throughout the state in 2020.
Chris Uggen, a criminologist and professor at the University of Minnesota, informed the Star Tribune that a large number of crimes can constitute a one-person wave of crime in a relatively small suburban area.
The number of people who actually engage in activities can still be relatively small, but the fear increases and then the numbers also increase.
The metropolitan area consisting of Minneapolis and St. Paul has witnessed a notable surge in instances of aggressive offenses, with an astonishing 135 cases of intentional killings documented in the year 2021, which stands in sharp juxtaposition to the mere 22 incidents reported in 2019.
While there was no increase in violent crimes in the suburban regions, nearly all of them observed a surge in property offenses, like burglaries.
Criminal activity started to significantly rise in 2020, marked by a series of riots and protests during the summer.
After the demise of George Floyd, who lost his life during a confrontation with the municipal authorities, Minneapolis became the focal point of the demonstrations and unrest.
Jeff Hargarten, a journalist from the Tribune Star, elucidated, “In the upcoming year, you have experienced the demise of Daunte Wright, the fatalities of George Floyd, the presence of the pandemic, and the state of unrest.”
DailyMail.Com has contacted the St. Paul police department for a statement regarding the encounter with the kids.
The video became popular on Twitter with numerous users astonished by what they had observed.
‘Provide him with a daily embrace. Prepare a meal for him that he can depend on each day. Engage in reading with him, an individual who has never experienced such levels of aggression and animosity. This young one, they do not possess the qualities of nurturing parents.’
‘He has only seen ugliness & can’t imagine how he is spoken to & beaten daily this he knows,’ tweeted Kristiana C.
‘There is a significant amount of fury. That is atypical for a youngster. Moreover, it is abnormal for a child to be outdoors, without supervision, clad solely in their undergarments.’
Rochelle Wentz was included, ‘Not a single child should endure such circumstances. How can we reverse this situation? Why are we, as a society, tolerating this? Mistreated, neglected, and completely devoid of optimism.’