Two St. Louis, MO police officers were assaulted while trying to catch a white robbery suspect. During the struggle, one officer’s hand was smashed and broken–but unlike the case of unarmed African-American teen Michael Brown in nearby Ferguson, not a single shot was fired.
Police searched for more than an hour in the attempt to find 25-year-old Kevin Miner, who was wanted for burglary, and found him in the home of a resident. “I saw the basement door was open, the cellar door was open, and I said ‘did you look down there?,” said Christina Freed.
Officers searched Freed’s cellar where they found Miner, but the Caucasian suspect slammed the door shut, breaking an officer’s hand. Officers forced the door open, and Miner fought back, kicking an officer.
Miner was arrested and charged with burglary, as well as two counts of felony assault.
At this point, we must ask ourselves: How was this man able to violently assault two police officers while Michael Brown was shot six times, including twice in the head? How is a violent criminal able to attack a police officer, causing real physical harm, and escape with his life?
Oh, yeah…he’s white.