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Seattle police officer goes viral for telling protester he won, and that he’s retiring


A Seattle police officer took social media by storm with a video that announced his resignation from SPD, and his message to anti-police protesters carried a dismal tone.

The unnamed officer, who was featured in a video posted to Twitter, was interacting with the less-than-articulate cameraman, asking him if he was having a good day.

“Not really, you’re around,” the camera man said.

The officer broke out a slight smile.

“Oh, well I’m sorry for that,” he said. “But don’t worry, man, because guess what? I’m leaving. You guys won. F—ing two months, baby. I’m out.” 

The protester asked the officer how he felt about it.

“I’m f***ing feeling great,” he said.

When pressed to answer whether or not he was quitting over “police brutality,” the officer responded that he was simply tired of the protesters.

As the officer dismounted from his vehicle to deal with a dispute that was blocking traffic, the protester suddenly became aggressive, drawing attention to the officer and hurling verbal abuse.

“He said he’s tired of us,” the protester shouted, “And he’s going to resign because of Black Lives Matter, not because he’s tired of the police!”

Suddenly, his aggression intensified.

“Hey, you triggered, boy? You triggered?” the protester screamed, audibly spitting as he talked. “Oink oink. Oink oink. Yeah, f— you and your blue lives, boy. F— you and your blue lives.”

“Why can’t we be friends?” the officer asked him.

“No, we ain’t ever going to be friends,” the protester responded, breathing heavily as if he were having a panic attack. “We’ll never see eye to eye. We’ll never see eye to eye. I don’t give a f— if you’re taking that badge off. You’ll never be my people. You’ll never be my friend.”

Protests in Seattle have been notoriously violent, with a considerable amount of property damage and injuries.

Despite the chaos, SPD officers have been ordered to hang back in many cases, a clear sign of disconnect between the officers and their more politically-aligned higher-ups.

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