A Seattle police officer told protesters this week that he is resigning from the police department because he can no longer deal with the street and hate that has accompanied anti-police demonstrations in the city.
In a viral video posted to Twitter Saturday, the officer, who is not named in the clip, pulled up in a patrol car next to a protester and asked the protester if he is having a good day.
“Not really. You’re around,” the protester replied.
“Oh, well, I’m sorry for that,” the officer said. “But don’t worry, man, because guess what? I’m leaving. You guys won. F—ing two months, baby. I’m out.”
The protester then asked the officer if he was resigning and how he felt about it.
“I’m f—ing feeling great. Yeah, I am leaving this department. You guys won,” the officer responded.
When asked why he was resigning, the officer admitted it was because of the Black Lives Matter protests and the anti-police behavior they have encouraged.
As if on cue, the protester began berating him.
“Hey, you triggered, boy? You triggered?” the protester screamed. “Oink oink. Oink oink. Yeah, f— you and your blue lives, boy. F— you and your blue lives.”
“Why can’t we be friends?” the officer appears to ask.
“No, we ain’t ever going to be friends,” the protester responded.
“We’ll never see eye to eye. We’ll never see eye to eye. I don’t give a f— if you’re taking that badge off. You’ll never be my people. You’ll never be my friend.”
It’s unclear when or where the video was filmed, but it was posted just days after Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best announced she was stepping down from the force due to a “lack of respect” for her officers.
Other Democratic-run cities across the U.S., such as New York City, are experiencing similar mass exoduses from their police departments due to the ongoing riots.