People put up shrine memorials all the time but if you’re a white ethno-nationalist group you don’t have that right.
Conservatives and libertarians don’t agree with any ethno-nationalist group, whether Identity Evropa (pronounced “Europa”) or the Nation of Islam. But if a white cop had killed an unarmed black woman who had called 911 for their help, and then refused to make a statement about it, we all know that police would not touch a memorial. And if they did the media would question the propriety of such action and their motives.
But when a passenger Somali cop shoots across the lap of his driving partner and kills a white woman, politicians and media outlets show more outrage against white ethno-nationalists memorializing the victim than they do over the unexplained and inexplicable killing!
In response to the memorial, police “cleaned it up”—they destroyed an innocuous form of political speech.
Minnesota Public Radio reports, “White nationalists create memorial for Justine Rusczyzk outside police station.”
Police Department spokesman John Elder said an officer cleaned up the memorial after the department was notified about it.
“We cannot allow any memorial and anything like that to be put up at that location,” Elder said.
In a statement released Sunday evening, Minneapolis Mayor-elect Jacob Frey condemned the placement of the memorial outside the precinct.
“I condemn the perpetrators and their tactics in the strongest possible terms,” Frey said. “Identity Evropa and those who share their values have no place in our city. Hate has no place in Minneapolis. Period.”
Elder said Minneapolis police will investigate who was behind the memorial.
Investigate who was behind the memorial? For what? Condemn their tactics? No large mob of people burned through the city, like in Ferguson or Baltimore. So, what are Frey and Elder complaining about? Elder is delusional if he thinks people can be exiled from any American city for their political beliefs.
Only a white nationalist group could cause the media to report as uncontroversial that the police are actively threatening to persecute citizens that criticize one of them for killing an unarmed woman who had not committed any crime and was not a suspect in any crime.
Here are some more news stories to remind you that no one in authority in the United States cares about what happened to this woman.
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