So the Mayor of Minneapolis, Betsy Hodges, was pictured with a black “ex-criminal” with gang ties giving what police identified as a gang symbol — pointing at each other with their thumbs. The Mayor denies it was a gang symbol, despite what has been said by law enforcement officers who familiar are with the gangs. A reporter who called the Mayor on this was run over the coals by race-baiters and all sorts of liberal hacks. Fortunately, neither the reporter nor his news organization (KSTP-TV) has apologized despite several heated demands. In addition, law enforcement has also not apologized.
I see nothing to apologize for. Whether the Mayor knew it or not, according to law enforcement the greeting was a gang symbol.
The Mayor is a “trusting” liberal. I believe she got conned. I believe the gang member said:
“Hey Mayor, let’s have our picture taken together. We can point at each other with our thumbs. It will be fun! “
Then I believe the hapless Mayor said, “Sure. It will show I care about blacks.”
In the meantime I suppose that the gang member was secretly laughing, saying to buddies, “Look what I made that fool do”.
I will give the Mayor the benefit of the doubt. I do believe that she had no idea what she was doing. After all, as I said, she is a liberal. But now she needs to come clean, say she sees that she got conned, and apologize for being so naive.