Watch: Left Has Gone Too Far: 150 Minneapolis Officers File For Disability For PTSD
Many police officers face a wide range of traumatic events throughout their careers. Officers in some cities face dangers on a daily bases but they manage, somehow. Ron Meuser, an employment lawyer in Minneapolis said for many of the officers just broke whenever they were abandoned by politicians and administration.
“The reality is that these officers — most of these officers have been working for 15, 20, 25 years within the department,” Meuser said in an exclusive with DailyCaller, “and during the course of their careers, they have been exposed to literally hundreds of what we call ‘traumatic incidents’ known as criteria A events. So, this may be suicides, murders, stabbings, shootings, infant deaths, sexual abuse, whatever it is that these officers have been exposed to over the years.”
Meuser added, “they’ve all been to generally muscle up and deal with it, cope with it in their own way, in order to get up each day and go out and serve their community.”
Meuser said that the riots that followed the death of George Floyd was "the straw that broke the camel's back." Officers were able to choke down the horrors they've witnessed because they knew they were doing the right thing and serving their community. What they're facing now is not unlike the treatment the men who served in Vietnam faced upon their return. History will tell you how that lack of support and villainization of those soldiers affected their lives.
Meuser told a heartbreaking inside story of what happened to many of the officers that were abandoned inside the 3rd Precinct after politicians willingly handed it over to the angry mob:
“Several of my officers who we’ve been retained literally wrote texts to their loved ones indicating they did not feel that they were going to get out. They literally said their goodbyes.”
The officers were so sure that they would not survive that they began recording what was happening. Meuser said that it “so that individuals would later find out what happened to them when they were deceased.”
It's easy to imagine why these officers would then file for disability citing post-traumatic stress disorder. The local governments, administration, and even fellow officers failed them. What's worse, the community failed them. Officers don't write laws. They don't develop protocols or standards on what to do in specific situations. The police just serve their communities by enforcing the laws politicians write.
So, if the public is angry, they've targeted the wrong people. In fact, the way I see it, the angry mob was given that precinct to destroy to keep the real 'problem people' out of the limelight- the very people who abandoned those officers.
Plainly put, sh*t rolls downhill.
You don't like the way things are handled in your town? Take your argument to city hall.
That mob didn't do anything but destroy the closest police department to many residents in that area. People can disagree with me all they want. It won't change reality.