A 65-year-old Iowa woman has gone viral for a video she filmed of herself tearing down a group of police officers who were mourning a fallen comrade.
The bizarre rant occurred at the Brewhemia cafe in Cedar Rapids on November 6. The woman, Melyssa Jo Kelly, started filming herself inside the coffee shop, as she took issue with three officers who had black bands over their badges.
The band is worn by officers who have lost a colleague in the line of duty.
However Kelly slammed the cops for caring about one of their own, and not a black man, Jerime Mitchell, 37, who was shot by police in a traffic stop in Cedar Springs a few days earlier.
‘We got the popo wearing the black thing on her badge. Guess she’s sorry a couple of cops got whacked in Des Moines,’ Kelly says.
Pointing at a female officer in the cafe, Kelly continued: ‘But she doesn’t give a s— about the man who is in critical care at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics with a bullet in his neck from one of the wonderful and vicious thug brothers in blue.’
‘Of course we know that the pig does whatever it wants, whether its streaming live or whatever. The only thing that ain’t live about the popo (sic) is they way they kill people and get away with it,’ Kelly said.
The police try and get Kelly to move on after the owners of the cafe asked her to leave and she refused. The cops threatened to arrest her for trespassing, but eventually gave her a warning.
When the female officer said Kelly’s behavior is comical, she says to her: ‘Then why don’t you go and die laughing.’
As Kelly is escorted out, begrudgingly, she says: ‘Don’t pretend like you serve and protect, you b****… out of my way, popo (sic).’
On the way out, Kelly says she is disabled and screams for the officers to let out of her
‘Get this jacked-up, trigger-happy pig off me,’ she yelled.
Out on the street, Kelly continues: ‘I say f*** the police, now and forever more. Spending tax dollars protecting killers and f****** with people. F***the police.’
As of Saturday afternoon, the video has been viewed more than 160,000 times.
Court records show that Melyssa Jo Kelly has been ordered to pay fines in Iowa for at least four counts of disorderly conduct, two counts of interference with official acts and one count of trespass.
On her Facebook page, where she posted the video, Kelly is extremely vocal in her political views, especially of her disapproval of Donald Trump and her support of the Black Lives Matter campaign.