I know law enforcement are required to keep to a certain standard of behavior, even in high stress situations. I can’t think of anything much more high stress than the constant, often violent protests officers around the country have been forced to endure for the past couple of years.
According to a report from the Hill, officers in St. Louis may have reached their breaking point with protesters, who have taken to the streets three nights in a row, and also took to the streets early Monday, protesting the acquittal of a white officer in the shooting of a black motorist.
The officers, clad in riot gear, reportedly chanted, “Whose streets? Our streets!”
A photojournalist for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch also reported hearing police chanting the phrase after making arrests. He added that a commander he spoke with said police officers using the phrase is not acceptable.
The phrase has normally been used by protesters, but I guess the St. Louis police officers have reached a breaking point.
Police just chanted "Whose Streets, our streets" on Tucker Blvd after making arrests
— David Carson (@PDPJ) September 18, 2017