Everyone has a breaking point, and this Seattle police officer met his.
And who could blame him?
After nearly four months of protests wreaking havoc across the country, with many still going on in large US cities, we are not too much closer to seeing the end as we would like to hope.
This particular Seattle police officer is done with the situation, telling a BLM protester that he’s out and “you guys won.”
Check out the video at the end of this article to see the confrontation between the officer and protester.
Our friends at Fox News have more on the story:
A Seattle police officer was seen on video telling an apparent Black Lives Matter protester that he was resigning from the department, and saying: “You guys won.”
The footage, which was shared on Twitter on Saturday morning and quickly went viral, shows the uniformed officer pulling his police car up to the protester capturing the moment on cellphone video and asking, “You having a good day today?” to which the person replies, “Not really. You’re around.”
The officer responds by telling the man not to worry, because he’d be leaving the department, video shows.
“You guys won,” he says. “Two months, baby, I’m out.”
I am leaving this department,” he continues. “You guys won.”
The protester then asks the officer how he feels about the decision. The officer responds: “I’m feeling great.” The protester asks if he can interview him about his decision.
Later on in the article, Fox News also noted:
Earlier this month, Seattle’s first Black police chief, Carmen Best, resigned in protest of calls for the police department budget to be slashed.
Best announced her retirement last Monday night, just hours after the City Council voted to cut her annual $285,000 salary by $10,000, as well as the salaries of her command staff, and to trim as many as 100 officers from a force of 1,400 through layoffs and attrition.
The New York Post reports:
It was not immediately clear when and where the footage was shot, but it emerged days after Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best announced her resignation after the city council voted to cut as many as 100 officers from her department.
Roving gangs of Antifa rioters were caught on video Friday rampaging through the city’s streets, destroying property and painting graffiti — some carrying shields emblazoned with the slogan “F— the police.”
Two local activist groups have demanded that Mayor Jenny Durkan set aside $100 million for minority communities to explore alternative police models.