London, England – Here at Law Enforcement Today, we have been writing non-stop on the civil unrest here in the US, especially as it pertains to the number of officers being attacked, assaulted and murdered as a result of the riots.
That figure is at an alarming rate.
We have seen cops and retired officers shot and killed.
We have an officer in Las Vegas on life support after he was shot at close range in the back of the head.
We have seen police officers intentionally being run over by vehicles.
In Chicago alone, 132 officers were wounded over the weekend.
Turns out, that violent hatred aimed at law enforcement is not exclusive to the US.
Shocking cell phone footage was captured as two men brutally attacked a policeman and his female colleague. That video was posted to Twitter.
In it, the two officers are seen being beaten by two men in sweats and hoodies. The suspects relentlessly punched and kicked both officers.
According to TapHats:
“The attackers dragged the policeman away from his patrol car and kicked him. The female officer tried to pull them off her colleague.
Sadly, she failed as one of the suspects kicked her to the ground. To the horror of viewers, the suspect nearly knocked the female officer under a bus as he lands a flying kick to her chest.
The clip was recorded by a man in his car at 7:55 pm on a Saturday night as music played in the background.
It is believed to have taken place in Merton, which is southwest of London, where the murder count reached 122 over the same weekend this incident occurred.
But, perhaps more shocking than the violence is the public’s reaction to seeing a cop savagely beaten.
Not only are scores of people seen walking past without stopping to help the officers, but a bus also drives straight past the chaos, nearly running over a downed officer, without stopping to intervene.
Perhaps even more disgusting, the video was uploaded to Twitter with the caption, ‘South London at night. Lol.’”
The tweet is no longer available, being taken down by Twitter.
Ironically, Facebook took down the video of David Dorn lying on the street bleeding out, only to put it back up “to raise awareness”. The video has been seen over 90,000 times.
Here is his story.
The debauchery has officially come full-circle following riots relating to the death of George Floyd.
This time, it was a retired police captain who was gunned down and left to die.
A true public servant. Protecting & serving all the way to the end. None of us who knew you are surprised you went out fighting at Lee's Pawn this morning. God speed my friend. #DavidDorn pic.twitter.com/i9X7q9hKIc
— Tim Fitch (@ChiefTimFitch) June 2, 2020
The aftermath of the murder of 77-year-old David Dorn was reportedly broadcast live on Facebook during the early morning hours of June 2nd, outside of Lee’s Pawn & Jewelry at 4123 Martin Luther King Drive.
Police say that Dorn was shot in the torso at approximately 2:30 a.m. that morning. Various publications have reported that Dorn’s actual murder was live cast online, but that is not the case apparently.
The live cast heavily reported on was that of someone discovering his body after the shooting.
Law Enforcement Today located the video where an unidentified young man happens upon the deceased body of Dorn. The video starts with the young man driving down the street, and seeing the body of Dorn lying on the sidewalk.
RIP #DavidDorn anyone condoning the looting and violence is part of the problem. It’s time for us as a nation to truly start having conversations. This man was a 77 year old retired African American cop trying to hold off looters from stealing TV’s. This is absolutely crazy.
— 🐬 Trate121 🐬 (@MayitoQuintero) June 2, 2020
You can hear the person on the video say the following when he sees the body of Dorn:
“Oh my God cuz, no cuz, come on cuz. Not the old head bro.”
The driver of the vehicle, who is recording wants to make his way over to the pawn shop, where Dorn’s body laid, and the vehicle passenger was warning the driver to not get out of the car. The driver responded:
“Come on cuz, that’s somebody’s granddad…give me my thumper.”
The video continues from the perspective of the driver, and he appears to be holding some type of gun, which a “thumper” is a term often used for a firearm. While standing over the deceased body of Dorn, the person taking the video begins to shout at those nearby:
“Over some TVs man?! For real! This is somebody’s granddaddy cuz.”
A group nearby says something inaudible to the person filming, in which the person recording responds with:
“Fuck you n*gga, the fuck you trying to do? You killed this man over some TVs cuz.”
The video in question is difficult to watch, as not only it portrays the brutal aftermath of the riots and looting in St. Louis, but also from the emotion and anger in the young man’s voice seeing the result of a senseless murder.
Our team at Law Enforcement Today has chosen not to show the video out of respect for the family.
The Ethical Society of Police of St. Louis stated the following about the murder of Dorn:
“He was murdered by looters at a pawnshop. He was the type of brother that would’ve given his life to save them if he had to. Violence is not the answer, whether it’s a citizen or officer.”
Dorn had spent 38 years in law enforcement with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, from 1969 up until 2007 when he retired. It was said that Dorn was familiar with the owners of the pawn shop that he was murdered in front of, and would often respond to alarm calls even in his retirement.
Sadly, that latest alarm call that he responded to on June 2nd led to him being murdered.
A sign was posted in front of the scene where Dorn was murdered that read the following:
“Y’all killed a black man because ‘they’ killed a black man??? Rest in peace.”
Sign of the times on the front of Lee’s Pawn & Jewelry on the North Side of #StLouis, hours after looters shot and killed retired police captain #DavidDorn early on June 2. The killing was apparently broadcast on Facebook Live. pic.twitter.com/U0Ksc0X35H
— McPherson (@McPherSTL) June 2, 2020
The wording on the sign posted in front of Lee’s Pawn & Jewelry are some of the hardest hitting words that are indicative of what has become of these riots.
Police have not identified any suspects in the killing of Dorn and are currently offering a $10,000 reward for anyone who has information on who the suspects involved may be.
This man’s life mattered, and he put his life on the line until the very end for what was right.
This man’s life was taken because criminals wanted to loot and riot, under the guise of this now heavily manipulated movement ongoing.
This man deserved better.
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