Posted on July 12, 2022

Toddler Swings at Minnesota Cops Executing a Murder Warrant in Lawless St Paul

James Gordon, Daily Mail, July 12, 2022

Disturbing footage has emerged of a toddler cursing and swinging at cops while adults in the background hurled racist slurs in St. Paul, Minnesota, where crime has soared since the killing of George Floyd in 2020.

The footage was recorded last week while police were at a home to serve a search warrant in the hunt for a murder suspect, according to local news outlet Alpha News.

The 30-second clip shows the unnamed boy standing in the street in his underwear, barefoot, screaming: ‘Shut up b***h!’ at a black police officer and telling him to ‘shut the f**k up!’

He then turned to the other cop and made fun of his ‘ugly a** shoes’, while other barefoot and barely-dressed kids stood around him.

More disturbing is the commentary in the background of the video from what sounds like an adult male who called the black police officer ‘Oreo head’.

It’s unclear where the child’s parents were, or who the subject of the murder warrant was.

Crime in the Twin Cities soared in the wake of the 2020 unrest that followed George Floyd’s killing by cops, so much so that St. Paul increased its police funding in 2021.

There are now 620 sworn officers in the city of 305,877.

The children continue to pummel the police with their tiny fists whilst the officers could be seen trying to calm them down.

The cops could be seen reaching out but the youngsters continues to lunge and hit them.

The officers all managed to show restraint against the toddlers who were easily kept at bay.

Journalist Sheila Qualls shared the story first in a column for Alpha News, where she wrote that the ‘behavior of these children is eerily similar to the behaviors of rioters who burned and looted Minneapolis two years ago.’

‘They cussed, berated, and struck police officers with their fists. This video is disgraceful. Heartbreaking. It is unsettling to law enforcement officers who encounter this behavior daily. It should be frightening to all of us.

‘It should be embarrassing to leaders who have failed to lead a community toward virtue and morality,’ Qualls wrote.

‘We can do better, and we must. Let’s stop playing politics with our children’s lives. I do not believe this is what civil rights leaders wanted for the future of the black community.

‘These children and our country deserve better.’

Crime has been on the rise in Minneapolis and St. Paul suburbs over the last two years.

The number of murders in Minnesota increased an alarming 58 percent in 2020 and set a new record, after the state became the epicenter of demands to ‘defund’ the police in the wake of the killing of George Floyd, new data show.

In 2020, 185 people were murdered across the state, marking an all-time high and sharp increase from 117 the year before, according to the state’s Uniform Crime Report.

‘A large number of crimes can be a one-person crime wave, particularly in a suburban area with a relatively small population,’ Chris Uggen, a professor and criminologist at the University of Minnesota told the Star Tribune.

‘The numbers then go up, and the fear goes up, but it can still be a relatively small number of people who are actually doing the activities.

Violent crimes have surged in the Twin Cities with a record 135 homicides in 2021. It compares with 22 in 2019

While the suburbs did not see an increase in violent crimes, nearly all saw increases in property crimes including thefts.

Crime began noticeably increasing in 2020 with a summer of riots and protests.

Minneapolis was at the epicenter of the protests and riots following the death of George Floyd who was killed during an interaction with city police.

‘You have the unrest, you have the pandemic, you have the deaths of George Floyd, the next year you have the death of Daunte Wright,’ said Star Tribune data journalist Jeff Hargarten explained. has reached out to the St. Paul police force for comment on the interaction with the children.

The video went viral on Twitter with many users shocked by what they had witnessed.

‘These are not parents, this child has so much violence and hate that I don’t think he has ever had a person read to him, cook him a meal that he can rely on daily. Give him a hug daily.

‘He has only seen ugliness & can’t imagine how he is spoken to & beaten daily this he knows,’ tweeted Kristiana C.

‘So much rage. That’s not normal for a child. Also not normal-out on the street, unsupervised, in their underwear.

‘Neglected, abused, and totally bereft of hope. Why are we, as a culture, accepting this? And how do we turn it around? NO child should live like this,’ added Rochelle Wentz.

‘I would have been in big trouble with my father if I acted that way,’ shared Charlie Theriault.

‘No discipline turns people into animals. It’s discipline that makes us less like beasts, and more like angels,’ added another user.

‘This is definitely learned hate. And the language is abhorrent, it is not cute or funny. If they have no respect for authority then they will probably have no respect for teachers either,’ wrote another Twitter user.