From the Huffington Post in the USA:
Suspect Captured In ‘Ambush-Style Attacks’ On Iowa Police Officers
Police have identified Justin Martin, 24, and Anthony Beminio, 38, as the victims. …
Police suspect Scott Michael Greene, 46, moved between two Iowa locations on Wednesday morning, raining gunfire on two unsuspecting officers.
Urbandale Police Officer Justin Martin, 24, and Des Moines Police Sgt. Anthony Beminio, 38, were killed in separate shootings. As of Wednesday afternoon, there was no clear motive for the ruthless crime. …
In a YouTube video uploaded on Oct. 16 by a person calling himself Scott Greene, a man can be seen arguing with Urbandale police officers outside a high school football game, The Des Moines Register reports.
“I’ve asked you multiple times to leave this property,” an officer can be heard telling the man.
“I was assaulted in the stands,” the man replies.
Replying in a comment to his own video, Greene said he was “offended by the blacks sitting through our anthem. Thousands more whites fought and died for their freedom. However this is not about Armed forces, they are cop haters.”
As became apparent today, it looks like Mr Greene is much more of a ‘cop hater’ than most African American people.
A separate YouTube video uploaded on Oct. 21 shows what appears to be Greene holding a Confederate flag in the stands of the high school football game he was later told to leave.
Greene has been accused of domestic assault and harassment in the past, according to Iowa court records.
Before the suspect was identified, [Iowa police spokesman] Parizek alluded to the tensions between law enforcement and communities of color after several high-profile shootings of unarmed black men.
“There is a clear and present danger to police officers right now,” Parizek said, visibly shaken. “We’re very well aware of the society that we’re living in right now … and that there are some not so positive views of law enforcement that a segment of our population holds.”
So, before the suspect of this cop killing had been identified, police spokesman Parizek presumed the culprit was African American. Reminds me of the corporate media and pundits who, before it was known that the culprit of the Oslo, Norway mass murders was white supremacist Anders Behring Breivik, presumed that ‘those Muslims are at it again’.