Update, December 12, 2014
From FOX 31 – DENVER — John Adsit, the Denver police bicycle officer who was critically injured after being hit by a car while escorting Denver East High School students during a protest, opened his eyes for the first time since the accident Thursday and is facing more surgery, the family said in a statement Friday.
“The family of Officer John Adsit would like to thank you for your continued prayers for John,” the statement read. “The incredible support we have received from friends, the Denver Police Department, and the community remains encouraging and a source of strength as John is battling through a number of setbacks. We were thrilled that John was finally able to open his eyes on Thursday. He remains in critical condition and faces another intense, long and vital surgery today.
From Berkeley, California to New York City, out of control mobs have shut down streets, highways, freeways, broken windows, looted businesses, and burned down buildings. Now there have been threats to police officers by a gang known as Black Guerrilla. They have issued a declaration that they intend to kill NYPD police officers. A police union on Saturday verified this threat, which comes in the immediate and tumultuous aftermath of the controversial grand jury decision in the Eric Garner grand jury case.
According to Ed Mullins, President of the Sergeants Benevolent Association, ten members of the “Black Guerrilla Family” are “preparing to shoot on duty police officers.”
In Denver, Colorado bicycle officers were run down in what witnesses described as an intentional act. The officer, John Adsit, remains in critical condition at Denver Health Medical Center and his family said surgeries that had been scheduled for Friday were postponed in the hope that he will “gain strength to continue his heroic fight for life.”
The officer, John Adsit, remains in critical condition at Denver Health Medical Center and his family said surgeries that had been scheduled for Friday were postponed in the hope that he will “gain strength to continue his heroic fight for life.”
The four officers, on bicycles, were escorting some students back to class when, according to several eyewitnesses, including one passenger of a semi-truck who had an elevated view, and said the driver of the Black Mercedes, “…gunned it straight at them.”
Another witness, who had to dive to get out of the way said, “It sounded like he stepped on the gas and just went out of control.”
What may be even more deplorable is the fact that witnesses say there were protestors after the event who chanted “Hit him again.” Students who were interviewed at the scene said that those who were chanting were not students but people who had also been involved in the protest.
Fox 31 Denver reported:
“The Denver Police Protective Association has learned that immediately after the horrible accident yesterday injuring four Denver Police Officers, several parties in the protesting group cheered and chanted “hit him again.” These actions are not only reprehensible but quite possibly the most disturbing thing this Association has ever heard,” a statement released by the police officers’ union Thursday night said.
The officer was drug between 20 and 25 yards before the car rammed into the back of an SUV in a fast food parking lot and came to a stop.
Read more at: http://aun-tv.com/2014/12/four-police-officers-hit-car-driven-ferguson-protesters-Denver/