Minneapolis police officers have gotten no support in the aftermath of the 2020 protests
and many are struggling with PTSD
Written by a Minneapolis police officer, now retired
It’s hard to get up every day and be happy to go to your job feeling like damaged goods. I received over 4,000 voicemails of vitriolic hate, and I didn’t have a phone left or a desk to put a phone on. My office had been firebombed.
The people now being touted as “peaceful protesters” hacked the city’s e-mail and subscribed me to more than 1,000 online sites. …I got a call in the middle of the night when I was out with officers in the riots from a “friend of the police” who told me to immediately shut down my credit cards, as all my information was out on the dark web. …
I am in mourning that two Washington, D.C., officers have committed suicide. I pray every day. I have developed a gratitude attitude as I work through the issues the civil unrest in Minneapolis has left me with. I encourage those struggling with PTSD to seek help.
Terrible. Meanwhile, violent crime in Minneapolis way up this fall. Gee, who coulda predicted?
“The numbers from the Minneapolis Police Department show a huge spike in many violent crimes with homicides up from 48 to 82 last year (+70 percent), gunshot wound victims doubling from 269 to 551 (+105 percent) and carjackings rising from 101 to 405 (+300 percent) compared to 2019”
Madison is not much different, crime is going up and mayor does nothing.
I believe the writer is a woman (am I allowed to write that?) as she refers to her fellow cop husband in the full letter.