Memphis Police Halt Shooting Unarmed Minorities To Commemorate Fifty Years Since MLK Assassination
Memphis, TN -- The Memphis Police Department will mark the 50th anniversary of the shooting death of legendary civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr by placing a temporary hold on their common practice of shooting unarmed minorities, department spokesman Ken Younger announced today.
Several police officers approached today for comment supported the idea. “Seems like a novel and noble concept, looking forward to getting into the field and trying it out,” fifteen-year veteran Bobby Moleau said at headquarters. “It seems we can’t continue to operate by the status quo, so hey, let’s try it out.”
“What happened to MLK fifty years ago shocked the world. We will also shock the world by changing our shoot-first mentality with let’s say, certain people,” Sgt. Kelly McGinley confessed to reporters waiting at her precinct. “We will honor the memory of this great man by perhaps actually listening to the things he was talking about.
”Several officers off-the-record stated that while they’ll go along with it, they fully expect the new policy to wear off several weeks after the anniversary.
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