Police State/Civil Liberties

All Members of SWAT Team in Florida City Resign, Including Police Union President, Over Chief Kneeling With Protesters

Bye. This so funny. “I’ll show these ungrateful assholes. I’ll quit my job!” Uh, that’s kind of the goal, dude.

By Daniel Villareal

Newsweek

The entire special weapons and tactics (SWAT) Team of the Hallandale Beach Police Department resigned on Friday in response to Police Chief Sonia Quinones kneeling alongside protesters demonstrating against anti-black police brutality.

On Friday, City Manager Greg Chavarria received a memorandum dated June 9 from members of SWAT team. In the memo, the officers submitted their resignation. One of the officers was the newly elected president of the International Union of Police Associations (IUPA) Police Union.

The memo said the SWAT team was “minimally equipped, under-trained and often times restrained by the politicization of our tactics.” It accused city leaders of not providing an adequate budget to address these needs.

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