Black Activist Group Calls for Midland Police Chief to be Fired


MIDLAND, TX – The City of Midland held a community conversation Thursday night to get citizens comments on the arrest video that went viral last week. During the meeting a black activist group, Next Generation Action Network, from Dallas came and joined the conversation and called for the chief to be fired. 

As previously reported, on May 23, officers with the Midland Police Department arrested Tye Anders after he failed to stop during a traffic stop and resisted arrest. During the arrest multiple officers had guns drawn. Tons of backlash came from the incident and the arrest went viral. 

Later that week the Midland Police Department released body cam footage of the arrest. Here is the video:

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After releasing the video Midland's District 2 City Councilman John Norman called for the community conversation. 

According to CBS 7, on May 27, the conversation started with a Q&A which a majority of the questions were to Midland Police Chief Seth Herman about the arrest. One question was if he would have handled the situation differently. 

“Myself and some of the senior troops, we would have done something different,” Herman said. “It wouldn’t have looked as good. It would’ve been very fast. It probably would’ve ended up with a broken window and somebody pulled out of a car and arrested and transported immediately. It would not have looked as professional as the men and women who were there that day, and showed extreme patience.”

After this the crowd began irritated and yelling ensued. "The victim wasn't Tye Anders the victim was his grandmother," said Dominique Alexander of the Next Generation Action Network. "What we need to do is get rid of that police chief. That's the first conversation we need to have." 

“The problem that we have is that there were multiple officers with guns drawn on an individual that didn’t have any weapons,” one Midland woman said. “That had his hands up. Was on the ground, crying and pleading out of fear. How is that you guys protecting the citizens that you swore an oath to?”

“I’m not going off just what happens in Midland, Texas,” Herman responded. “I have to go off of what’s going on throughout the United States. Officers die everyday from ambush situations...”

Herman was then drown-out by cries of “So do black people” from the audience.

This is when the crowd really exploded and the conversation was put to an end. 

It is unclear if there will be another conversation held in the future. 

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...if the young man would have pulled over when the lights started flashing and the siren's sounded grandmother wouldn't have been involved. The way he was screaming/freaking out as well as not pulling over would have led me to believe he was under the influence or hiding something. The way grandmother "fainted" I can see where Tye get's his theatrics from.
In other news. I appreciate Chief Herman not beating around the bush and just tell it like he see's it. lol Good or bad for him, only time will tell.

Quote from video:
"In this crooked game of power politics here in America, the Negro..namely the race problem, integration, civil rights issues..are all nothing but tools used by the Whites who call themselves liberals against another group of whites who call themselves conservatives. Either to get into power or to retain power. Among whites here in America the political teams are no longer divided into Democrats and Republicans. The Whites who are now struggling for control of the American political throne are divided into liberal and conservative camps. The white liberals from both parties cross party lines to work together toward the same goal. And white conservatives from both parties do likewise. The white liberal differs from the white conservative only in one way: the liberal is more deceitful [and] more hypocritical than the conservative. Both want power. But the white liberal is the one who has perfected the art of posing as the Negroes friend and benefactor. And by winning the friendship and support of the Negro, the white liberal is able to use the Negro as a pawn or a weapon in this political football game that is constantly raging between the white liberals and the white conservatives. The American Negro is nothing but a political football and the white liberals control this ball through tricks or tokenism.. false promises of integration and civil rights. In this game of deceiving and using the American negro, the white liberals have complete cooperation of the Negro civil rights leaders who sell our people out for a few crumbs of token recognition, token gains and token progress."

That's one way to look at it, a very fatalistic way if the options are looked at carefully. I'm not sure that the successful and very successful men and women of African-American descent would agree. The school principal, the Air Force general, the attorney, the teacher, the firefighter, etc., are receiving disrespect from this statement and it smacks of a national conspiracy among Americans of European descent, intentional or not. I personally do not know anyone who has had the time or energy to participate in a conspiracy of this sort.

Oh, the successful Air Force general has been offended by my free speech and oppressed by my opinions. I see.

May he break free from these invisible fetters that bind him despite all accomplishment he may garner while I examine myself deeply to extricate myself from the Great White Conspiracy at work. To my chagrin, I did not realize that I had such a monumental influence over generals, doctors, teachers, and firefighters.

Oh heaven, help me use my powers for good and not for teh evilness!!!1!1!

MjNS, Sat, 05/30/2020 - 09:01

That this is not how things truly are in the USA. But then again I have been accused of being a Don Quixote rainbow chasing optomist. Hey, i'm Canadian, it's who we are...

What's that thing in the middle of a washing machine basket? Seems they call it an agitator. These outsiders with NGAN are nothing more than professional agitators, imported to disrupt what was intended to be a civilized public discussion. Nothing but hooligans and rabble-rousers.

..before more Democrat's children decide that they need to loot Target, in the name of social justice.

If your black, white or in between follow the damn rules and you won’t be in this situation. If you run a stop sign pull over take your ticket, fight it in the courts. If your handcuffed don’t resist and a white officer won’t have to restrain you. To this day if a black officer shot a white criminal there would not be anyone throwing a fit, protesting or damaging property just a good job for protecting your life and many others. Black people just think the white are out to get them, if there not happy in this country move!

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