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Online video has cops sickened, outraged

A hateful video praises the killer of a Detroit officer and calls for the murder of more cops

In the very small hours of the morning on Monday, May 3rd, 42-year-old Detroit police Officer Brian Huff was shot and killed — and four of his fellow officers were shot and wounded — in a gun battle with a 25-year-old man with a history of violence against police. The officers had responded to a 911 call reporting shots fired. According to one news report, the officers entered the home and "were met with heavy gunfire." Officer Huff, a 12-year veteran of the force, and his partner were the first to arrive at the house, considered by many who know the area to be a drug house. That a pound of marijuana was reportedly recovered from the scene would seem to verify that widely-held suspicion.

It is a sickening disgrace that at least one member of the community is responding to the incident by creating a hateful video praising the Detroit killer and calling for the murder of more cops. The YouTube video speaks for itself. The video was posted by an individual with the username "NatTurnersArmy" — according to his online profile, this person has 54 "subscribers," another 72 "friends," and apparently hates "ALL police both local (Washtenaw County PD) and the feds."

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