Having your tires slashed is an infuriating experience, typically followed by a call to the police. But who do you call when it’s the cops doing the slashing? That’s just what’s been happening in Minneapolis, amidst widespread protests there over the death of local resident George Floyd at the hands of police.
Evidence of the police slashings is presented rather plainly In several images and videos posted by Mother Jones. Officers in tactical gear can be seen walking up to cars and stabbing their tires with knives. Many believed these mass tire-slashings were the result of rioters, however, that is not the case. Both the Minnesota State Police and deputies of the Anoka County Sheriff’s Department openly admitted to being responsible, saying they were slashing tires under the direction of the state-led Multi-Agency Command Center.