|Minneapolis Mayor Vows to Keep Flashing Gangsta' Signs|
|by Tom McGregor||Fri, Nov 14, 2014, 09:52 pm|
Minneapolis Mayor Betsy 'Shot Caller' Hodges, a Democrat, will keep on flashing her gangsta' signs and "ain't nobody gonna stop her."
The Houston Chronicle reports that, "The mayor of Minneapolis said she won't change the way she goes about her job, as she made her first public comments about a photo that a police union leader says shows her flashing a gang sign. In a posting on her blog, Mayor joined others in making light of a story that led to a social media backlash and a hashtag that dubbed it all "Pointergate." The photo in question shows Hodges and a community activist pointing a finger at each other with their thumbs raised.
John Delmonico, president of the Minneapolis Police Federation, is quoted as saying that, "Is she going to support gangs in this city or cops?"
According to the Houston Chronicle, "I point. I point a lot. Lots of people point. ... I'm not going to stop pointing," the mayor wrote. She also said that the various spoof photos posted on Twitter shined "the light of day on the ridiculous premise on which it was based." Hodges posed for the photo on Nov. 1. Law enforcement officers told KSTP-TV for a story that aired last week that the gesture was a known gang sign."
Mayor Betsy 'Shot Caller' Hodges responded to the criticisms by implying that the real criminals in her city are the Minneapolis police officers, because they allegedly refuse "to raise the standards of police culture and accountability."
To read the entire article from the Houston Chronicle, link here:
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