It’s not enough that they want to be completely unaccountable for anything they do, but they want us to fondle their delicate feelings while they do it:
Rams vice president of football operations Kevin Demoff, reached late Monday evening by the Post-Dispatch, denied that he issued an apology to the St. Louis County Police Department for the “Hands Up” gesture on Sunday.
“This morning, I had phone conversations with both Chief Dotson and Chief Belmar regarding yesterday’s events,” Demoff said. “I expressed to both of them that I felt badly that our players’ support of the community was taken as disrespectful to law enforcement.
“Later in the afternoon I had a positive meeting with Chief Dotson, Jeff Roorda, and Gabe Crocker at St. Louis city police headquarters to discuss with them how the Rams’ organization and law enforcement could build upon the positive relationship we already have. We began a good dialogue but recognize there is work to be done to strengthen our relationship.
“In none of these conversations did I apologize for our players’ actions. I did say in each conversation that I regretted any offense their officers may have taken. We do believe it is possible to both support our players’ First Amendment rights and support the efforts of local law enforcement as our community begins the process of healing.
“Chief Belmar’s assertion that our conversation was heartfelt is accurate, and I would characterize our conversation as productive. Our organization wants to find ways to use football to bring our community together.”
Demoff declined to answer any further questions on the issue.
Have the police always been totally composed of sociopaths? I don’t remember police being like this when I was a kid. Then again, I’m white.
BTW- Obama’s plan to spend $250 million on bodycams for cops provides a perfect opportunity for shitty cops to out themselves. The departments and individual police who protest this- they’re the ones with the issues.