Students cheer when police get hit by a car

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Protesters marching against the Ferguson grand jury decision cheered and chanted "hit him again" after four Denver police officers were hit by a runaway car, police union officials say.

"Several other police sources told KUSA that there is evidence and witnesses to the fact that some marchers cheered after the officers were struck Wednesday. The Denver Police Protective Association condemned the cheering in a statement released Thursday."

"These actions are not only reprehensible but quite possibly the most disturbing thing this association has ever heard," the statement said.

"All were officers with District 6 Mall Unit and were riding bicycles at the time."

Police union: Protesters cheered when car hit officers
 
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Nicnam

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Hope the officer recovers quickly, what a horrible thing to have happen to him.
 
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Protesters marching against the Ferguson grand jury decision cheered and chanted "hit him again" after four Denver police officers were hit by a runaway car, police union officials say.

"Several other police sources told KUSA that there is evidence and witnesses to the fact that some marchers cheered after the officers were struck Wednesday. The Denver Police Protective Association condemned the cheering in a statement released Thursday."

"These actions are not only reprehensible but quite possibly the most disturbing thing this association has ever heard," the statement said.

"All were officers with District 6 Mall Unit and were riding bicycles at the time."

Police union: Protesters cheered when car hit officers
I am wondering when humans will start acting like humans and show compassion for those that are hurt. Cheering what had happen to those officers was disgusting and a sad reality of the times we live in. I hope the officers heal soon, and those that were cheering discover their humanity and ask for forgiveness.
 
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From the link in the OP:

Police said Thursday they cannot independently confirm claims that students cheered after the officers were struck.

East senior Ivy Lindstrom said she didn't hear fellow protesters cheering the officers' injuries but would not be surprised if a small number did something inappropriate.

"There are always a couple of agitators in the crowd," Lindstrom said. "When the story came out that protesters cheered, it upset me because it puts the people who protested down and makes us look like uneducated youth, when in fact we were very respectful and were very troubled when the officers were hit."

Denver Public Schools released a statement Thursday saying officials there had no knowledge of the alleged comments.
I think the characterization is questionable.
 
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Protesters marching against the Ferguson grand jury decision cheered and chanted "hit him again" after four Denver police officers were hit by a runaway car, police union officials say.

"Several other police sources told KUSA that there is evidence and witnesses to the fact that some marchers cheered after the officers were struck Wednesday. The Denver Police Protective Association condemned the cheering in a statement released Thursday."

"These actions are not only reprehensible but quite possibly the most disturbing thing this association has ever heard," the statement said.

"All were officers with District 6 Mall Unit and were riding bicycles at the time."

Police union: Protesters cheered when car hit officers
Careful, before you know it, Watchman will be in here starting a thread about how these officers threatened peaceful protestors for exercising their 1st amendment rights. :butthead:
 
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Any video available to back up the Police Union's claim?
There were witnesses, as the OP article plainly states. I guess witnesses are only to be believed when they agree with what you want to hear, huh.
 

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I've made this point elsewhere, but it bears repeating. The police unions ARE NOT voices of any police agency. They are like any other public sector union. Their leadership is a mixture of cops, retired cops and civilians.

They have a clear agenda and should never be allowed to reflect on something as if it were a finding of fact, criminal or otherwise. Because it's in the best interest of police agencies to have a good relationship with the union, never mind any actual connections, they do little to prevent this.

Should we overly judge the union for doing its job? No. They're talking about how the guy who squeezed the life out of Eric Garner is a "model officer." That's what they're supposed to do. They are directly akin to the Heritage Foundation's work for the energy industry.

Just don't give them credibility they haven't earned.
 
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