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Brooklyn Center Council Member Voted to Fire City Manager Because She Feared BLM Retaliation

Brooklyn Center Council Member Voted to Fire City Manager Because She Feared BLM Retaliation

“He was doing a great job. I respect him dearly. I didn’t want repercussions at a personal level,” Brooklyn Center Council Member Kris Lawrence-Anderson said of her vote to fire City Manager Curt Boganey.

As Mary reported earlier, Brooklyn Center, MN, saw a third night of the type of Antifa/BLM-led rioting and looting that occurred with regularity last year in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death.

But as local law enforcement tried in vain to quell the chaos that erupted on city streets in response to the officer-involved shooting death of 20-year-old Daunte Wright, a different kind of chaos involving city leaders was taking place behind the scenes.

Brooklyn Center’s City Manager Curt Boganey, who is black, was out of a job Monday after the City Council voted to fire him. Boganey’s 16-year employment with the city was terminated just a few hours after he publicly expressed disagreement with Mayor Mike Elliott during a press conference where both addressed the shooting:

“Let me be very clear – my position is that we cannot afford to make mistakes that lead to the loss of life of other people in our profession,” Elliott said. “I do fully support releasing the officer of her duties.”

Before leaving the podium, Elliott noted that Boganey, as city manager, had the authority to determine whether the officer would be fired. Boganey noted that he would not take immediate action to remove the officer.

“All employees working for the city of Brooklyn Center are entitled to due process with respect to discipline,” Boganey said. “This employee will receive due process and that’s really all that I can say today.”

When pressed on whether he personally felt the officer should be fired, Boganey again called for due process.

“If I were to answer that question, I’d be contradicting what I said a moment ago — which is to say that all employees are entitled to due process and after that due process, discipline will be determined,” Boganey said. “If I were to say anything else, I would actually be contradicting the idea of due process.”

Brooklyn Center Council Member Kris Lawrence-Anderson, who voted to fire Boganey, explained that her decision to do so was based on fear of retaliation from the Black Lives Matter radicals who were wreaking havoc on the city:

At a virtual council workshop, Council Member Kris Lawrence-Anderson said she voted to remove the city manager because she feared for her property and retaliation by protestors if she had voted to keep him.

“He was doing a great job. I respect him dearly,” she said. “I didn’t want repercussions at a personal level.”

For those keeping score at home, the city manager was fired for standing by the fundamentals of affording the accused due process. At the same time, at least one council member openly admitted she cast her vote based solely on what she thought the mob of rioters might do to her or her property if she voted in a way that displeased them.

The council also voted to put Mayor Elliott in charge of the police department, which happened as rumors swirled that they wanted the city’s police chief Tim Gannon out. Gannon resigned the following day after being badgered by so-called reporters for, among other things, calling the riots “riots.”

Anyone who thinks putting Mayor Elliott in charge of the PD is a good thing might think twice after reading his reaction to the resignation of 26-year-veteran police officer Kim Potter, who fired the fatal shot:

The mayor said he hopes the resignations will help bring calm to the community, and that the city will continue to work toward transparency and accountability.

“The officer stepping down has the effect, I think, speaking to one of the things the community, that folks who’ve been out here protesting, have been calling for,” Elliott said.

So in Elliott’s view, it’s a good thing Potter stepped down because it’s what the mob of rioters demanded.

There was also Elliott expressing the eye-opening opinion yesterday that he did not believe police officers should always be armed during traffic stops:

Elliott has also requested that the Daunte Wright case be reassigned to state Attorney General Keith Ellison’s office. Ellison, I should note, is an Antifa supporter:

The police are now saying Wright’s shooting death was “accidental,” that Officer Potter meant to use her taser and not her gun.

Though the claim is of no comfort to Wright’s family, who have accused Potter of “murder,” what is of no comfort to Brooklyn Center residents is the fact that the city has approached “lunatics are running the asylum” territory rather quickly. At the same time, the media continues to fuel the fire.

What’s happening here is tragic all around, but if how Minneapolis handled their city after Floyd’s death is any indication, the aftermath for Brooklyn Center – a suburb of Minneapolis – is about to get a whole lot worse.

— Stacey Matthews has also written under the pseudonym “Sister Toldjah” and can be reached via Twitter. —


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Voting fraud aside, the uncomfortable truth is that many of the citizens of Minnesota would continue to vote for the same leaders who created this mess in the first place.

Minnesota – in fact, all of blue America – is starting to resemble “Palestine”: a failed nation run by terrorists and populated by psychopaths.

    With their own “Arab street”. We saw the same intimidation work with judges in post-Nov 2020 election decisions. There is no more “civil” in society. Red state integrity requires defeating any mob attempts.

      artichoke in reply to alaskabob. | April 14, 2021 at 6:16 pm

      Yes. We KNOW Ilhan Omar bought her reelection for, if I recall correctly, $200 of someone else’s money per vote. Where are the prosecutions? Why has the House not expelled her? Nothing happens to people on that side.

        Milhouse in reply to artichoke. | April 16, 2021 at 9:57 am

        We don’t actually know that. It’s an allegation that has not been proven. But so long as nobody in authority will so much as look at the evidence, or acknowledge that it even exists, that’s how it will stay.

        (This is unlike the identity of her second “husband”, where the documentary evidence is strong enough that we can assert it as fact without any official investigation. Here there is no documentary evidence, just someone’s say so, which ought to be investigated in case it’s true.)

    JusticeDelivered in reply to Recovering Lutheran. | April 14, 2021 at 5:30 pm

    In both cases, culling the herd of bad apples is what it will take to return sanity. We are dealing with incurable rabid animals.

    Yaz Getz Whatz Yaz Votes For….. Let all the Blue States, County’s and City’s BURN!

    Marry me. You’re my poet. My town caller.

Dennis Prager – ” Fear of the Left is the biggest motivating factor in the country today”

This is just a guess, but perhaps Mr. Boganey might want to look into some kind of legal action.

    CaptTee in reply to UJ. | April 15, 2021 at 10:19 am

    Since most city managers serve at the pleasure of the councils that appoint them, legal action would be a waste of money and time better spent updating his resume and moving.

“”Council member feared BLM retaliation.”

And you don’t think anyone on the jury has fears?

This trial is a farce!

    rightway in reply to UserP. | April 14, 2021 at 4:55 pm

    The problem isn’t just BLM, its the fact that BLM is protected by the state. If you stand up to BLM you will be aggressively pursued by Keith Elleson and the FBI/DOJ. So you can’t defend yourself against BLM. Ask the Murkowskis.

    I want to stand up for the Police, but it is getting difficult when the Police/FBI are willing to be used by the state to deprive me of my rights.

      n.n in reply to rightway. | April 14, 2021 at 5:48 pm

      The best bet is to seek people of common character, and to be wary of exercising liberal license to indulge diversity [dogma]: people of white, police blocs, etc.

    artichoke in reply to UserP. | April 14, 2021 at 6:19 pm

    The judge is acting as if he has such fears.

“due process” is just another name for “white supremacy” /

As cowardly as Lawrence-Anderson is she is less cowardly than the others because she at least admitted the real reason for her vote. A sad state of affairs.

At least she acknowledged the reason. That doesn’t mean she isn’t linguine-spined, but at least that is publicly known now.

“…was based on fear of retaliation from the Black Lives Matter radicals…”

Translation: The mob rules. Your elections don’t matter.

This is what a REAL insurrection looks like.

. . . because she feared for her property and retaliation by protestors if she had voted to keep him. “He was doing a great job. I respect him dearly,” she said. “I didn’t want repercussions at a personal level.”

A real profile in putty.

“And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.”

Many of those signers suffered terribly when George III sought retaliation.

The Democrat-affiliated Some, Select Black Lives Matter in the neighborhood. 50 shades of… deja vu.

Well surely the folks in Brooklyn Center will respond positively to the expansion of Mayor Elliott’s authority over the PD.

Oh more riots this time including the presence of lovely Antifa/anarchists. When will Mayor Elliott offer his resignation?

Create a new alliance to break away from this failing union. The riots are already spreading to many major cities.

Profiles in Cowardice.

I guess they’re not fans of Atticus Finch, who stood up to mobs.

At this point, if you’re still a law enforcement officer in MN, particularly if you’re a Caucasian officer, you must be a glutton for punishment. MN has an AG that is in the business of collecting scalps from people who aren’t ‘his people.’

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to TargaGTS. | April 14, 2021 at 7:28 pm

    Ellison doesn’t even need stolen elections to remain in office. Minnesota I’d that far gone.

Neville Chamberlain appeasement.

I live in a blue state and have resigned myself to the fact that enough people will continue to vote Dem regardless of how badly they run the state. My only solace is that I know I’m moving to a red state as soon as the kids are out of the house (they have a good network of friends…it’s not because the public education system is so great).

The biggest concern for me is that these wealthy, virtue-signaling, woke liberals are starting to move out of the state’s and cities they’ve already wrecked and are migrating to red states as well…and bringing their crap ideas and voting patterns with them.

I’m all for letting these people wallow in the hell that they’ve elected for themselves…but I fear that they’ll change demographics (interstate and external) enough that there will be fewer and fewer islands of sanity to retreat to.

    amatuerwrangler in reply to thanaburgh. | April 14, 2021 at 8:46 pm

    I also live in a blue insane asylum and am moving to a red state….. in about 18 days. Already sold the ranch. Age 75 is not the optimum age for this kind of move…. but you gotta do what you gotta do. I have exactly zero blue-state values to bring with me.

    Pro-tip: The further you have to go to reach safety, the more of your stuff you should sell. Moving is very expensive, and the current fuel price up-tick is not helping. It is cheaper to sell where you are and buy new stuff when you settle in…. sadly.

    audax in reply to thanaburgh. | April 15, 2021 at 7:38 am

    Your kids will probably make even BETTER friends in a Red State.

And these people hate Winston Churchill….

Lost his job for speaking favorably about due process….in a state….in America. Frankly, it shocks the conscience.

I hope he has an iron-clad employment contract that gives him a big payout. He’s probably a liberal. Maybe this will serve as the mugging he needs to see politics differently.

The politicians, the CEOs, the school boards, the council members, the jurists, the judges, the Police officers, your coworkers, the pastors, your neighbors are all afraid of the left. Their insurance is wokeness.
Give me liberty or give me death!

Although the citizens in the riot stricken areas of Minnesota are the ones that will have to pay the price, and I feel for them, I can think of no better solution than to have the police force resign, en masse, and let the politicians and citizens of this country see what happens when the police steps away.

This same council will be begging the Army to and quell the riots with force inside of 2 days.

    audax in reply to NHorn. | April 15, 2021 at 7:40 am

    I don’t feel for them at all! Let it burn! They voted in the insanity, they should live with it.

Terrorism works

Bucky Barkingham | April 15, 2021 at 8:06 am

No fool she. Does any one think that the Show Trial jurors don’t have the same fears?

Say the name: Ashli Babbitt!

Hmm. from

[ ter-uh-riz-uhm ]

1. the unlawful use of violence or threats to intimidate or coerce a civilian population or government, with the goal of furthering political, social, or ideological objectives.
2. the state of fear and submission produced by terrorism.
3. a terrorist method of governing or of resisting a government.
4. intimidation or coercion by instilling fear:

Can someone please explain to me how BLM has not been designated a terrorist organization? They fit the definition to a “T”.

    Milhouse in reply to Sailorcurt. | April 16, 2021 at 9:53 am

    Because there’s no such thing as a “designated terrorist organization”. There is such a thing as a “designated foreign terrorist organization”, but the key word there is “foreign”. People who are personally involved in domestic acts of terrorism can be punished, but an organization itself can’t be banned, and giving it material support can’t be made a crime.

“We will have peace in our time.”

Spineless fools.