Police unions hold a lot of influence over the departments, often blindly supporting officers even when they’re in the wrong and calling out those who criticize bad policing.
Black Lives Matter is one of those groups and they were under attack recently at a “Back the Blue” rally in Philadelphia to protest the city’s mayor’s new policy of releasing the names of officers who shoot anyone while on duty.
John McNesby, the head of the Philly police union, called BLM and anyone protesting the killing of a 20-year-old black man who was shot in the back by an officer “a pack of rabid animals.”
The case is centered around officer Ryan Pownall who fatally shot David Jones while he was running from a traffic stop back in June. It was the second time Pownall shot a black man in the back while he was fleeing.
At the Thursday (August 31) rally, McNesby also referred to Black Lives Matter as a racist hate group.
“When you go to work each day, you shouldn’t have to worry that a pack of rabid animals will suddenly show up at your home and openly threaten your family,” McNesby said. “These are not activists, they are racist hate groups determined to instigate violence.”
Um yeah. Using their First Amendment right to peacefully protest the killing of unarmed black men by police are racist hate groups. Is your “job” to kill black people then? SMH.
Oh yeah, and he thought one of his officer’s Nazi tattoos were “not a big deal.”
According to the Huffington Post, last September, Officer Ian Hans Lichtermann was caught on social media with the official insignia of the Nazi Party tattooed on his arm.
This is who’s running the police in Philly, folks. Of course he and both officers still have their jobs.
See McNesby's racist rant below.
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