Hire Professional Security, Not Off-Duty Cops

A lot of venues recognize the importance of having onsite security personnel. Unfortunately, many of those venues mistakenly hire off-duty police officers instead of professional private security agents. If you work for a venue that does this be warned that the agents you hired may walk off because they saw somebody wearing a t-shirt that offended their sensitive little feelings:

Four off-duty Minneapolis police officers working the Minnesota Lynx game at Target Center on Saturday night walked off the job after the players held a news conference denouncing racial profiling, then wore Black Lives Matter pregame warm-up jerseys.

Lynx players did not wear T-shirts supporting the Black Lives Matter movement ahead of Tuesday’s game in San Antonio.

“The Lynx organization was made aware about the concerns of the off duty Minneapolis police officers,” the team said in a statement. “While our players message mourned the loss of life due to last week’s shootings, we respect the right of those individual officers to express their own beliefs in their own way. … We continue to urge a constructive discussion about the issues raised by these tragedies.

What a bunch of cry babies. Were I in charge of their police department I’d fire those officers as they’ve proven themselves to be unreliable and too emotionally sensitive to perform police work.

Let this be a lesson to everybody though. When you need security for your venue hire professionals. There are a lot of quality private security firms out there that won’t leave you high and dry just because your employees do something that disagrees with their beliefs.

4 thoughts on “Hire Professional Security, Not Off-Duty Cops”

  1. Off duty police. Working for a private company. IN UNIFORM, representing the state.

    Your issue is they walked off the job? Why were they there IN UNIFORM in the first place.

    1. I don’t really care about their choice in fashion.

      I just find it amusing that these officers were so sensitive that they had to leave the venue over the t-shirts some people were wearing.

  2. Cry-babies indeed. Cops are such wusses that I half expect an incident in which a mouse runs across the floor and a cop pulls out his gun and sprays bullets everywhere (claiming afterward that he was aiming only at the mouse).

  3. It sounds like Lynx games have now become safer. There will now be less Police Officers there who only know how to escalate a situation and essentially have zero accountability.

    I also liked the click-bait title from StarTribune and others who only seemed to mention them supporting BLM when they also supported the Dallas Police.

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