The Fraternal Order of Police Is Insulted!

REUTERS/Aaron Josefczyk.

REUTERS/Aaron Josefczyk.

Cops are insulted that they aren’t being put up on a pedestal of pure heroism. It’s hard to imagine how they think having snitrums all over the place is helping any.

Philadelphia’s police union is blasting Hillary Clinton for inviting relatives of victims of police shootings to speak at the Democratic National Convention next week, but failing to include relatives of slain police officers.

John McNesby, president of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5, said the union was “shocked and saddened” by the planned choice of speakers at the convention, which opens Monday in Philadelphia.

“The Fraternal Order of Police is insulted and will not soon forget that the Democratic Party and Hillary Clinton are excluding the widows and other family members of police officers killed in the line of duty who were victims of explicit and not implied racism,” Mr. McNesby said in a statement.

Shocked! Saddened! Insulted! Angry! Certainly, I can understand those feelings. Interesting that Mr. McNesby just can’t figure out that all those emotions and more are also on the part of all the families and friends of those who were victims of extrajudicial killings by cops. As for explicit vs implicit racism, you need to understand those concepts, not just the words, Mr. McNesby. You also need to understand that cop isn’t a race. It probably wouldn’t hurt if you could figure out that people wouldn’t be driven by absolute fury if you acknowledged wanton murder committed by cops, and stopped killing people of colour. The little things, you know. :eyeroll: The mere fact of this outrage is terrifying coming from cops, because you know there is zero thought going on there, it’s all kneejerk reactions, reactions which have a hell of a lot to do with a lack of cop worship. I don’t want people who are authorized to kill wanting worshipful obeisance. We already have enough trouble with religions.

He said it’s “sad that to win an election Mrs. Clinton must pander to the interests of people who do not know all the facts, while the men and women they seek to destroy are outside protecting the political institutions of this country.

I, uh, can I just die of irony poisoning now?

The Clinton campaign has scheduled former President Bill Clinton to speak Tuesday night with members of Mothers of the Movement, a group that includes relatives of black men killed by police such as Eric Garner of New York and Michael Brown of Ferguson, Missouri.

Former Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey, who said the nation is a “powder keg” over the police-involved shootings and assassinations of officers, is also scheduled to speak.

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  1. johnson catman says

    . . . Mrs. Clinton must pander to the interests of people who do not know all the facts . . .

    Well, until the extensive use of cell phone cameras recording the facts, they were being obscured pretty well by the police on purpose.

  2. says

    And the cops are still doing that shit -- they outright stole the store video that captured Alton Sterling’s murder. They do everything they can to cover up, and lie their asses off. Don’t know all the facts my arse.

  3. kestrel says

    Murdering people of color is “implied racism”?! WHAT?? And not inviting someone to speak is “destroying” them??!!!

    There just aren’t enough exclamation and question marks for this.

  4. says

    Kestrel @ 4:

    Murdering people of color is “implied racism”?! WHAT??

    And murdering cops is explicit racism! The things you learn, eh?

  5. rq says

    Turns out if you sweep real careful under the couch, you can find a few extra. Help yourself!

    Anyway, ever since Ferguson, I have 0 respect for any Fraternal Order of Police, since they’re so bent on maintaining that defensive, cavalier attitude of superiority that no cop should ever carry on the job.

  6. says

    The union is worse than the the police departments and city governments as far as stepping up the completely ridiculous bullshit game goes. They propagandize for policehood even when their own are telling them to stfu. They are also a pretty big reason that better cops who may have spoken up on some occasions choose not to do so.

  7. kestrel says

    @Caine: CHRIST OF THE ANDES. You’d think it was fiction but as someone else has pointed out, fiction has to make SENSE.

    @rq: Why thank you! I never even thought to look there. Makes me wonder where else these necessary items of intelligent discourse might be hiding????!!!!! :-)

  8. rq says

    When it comes to Republicans and #bluelivesmatter, I doubt you really want to know where they’re keeping ’em. :/

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