North Carolina Police Officers Fired After Suggesting Blacks Should Be Killed
It is situations like this in North Carolina that justifies my trust issues with the police.
While the world is still reeling from the after effects of the death of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Aurbery three (3) police officers from Wilmington, North Carolina have been fired after a recording of one of the officers suggested a civil war was necessary to wipe Black people off the map and he was ready per The AP.
Officers James Gilmore, Corporal Jesse Moore, and Officer Kevin Piner were all caught on audio making degrading comments and using racial slurs where Piner was talking to Moore saying he believes a civil war is on the horizon and he's planning on buying a new assault rifle so he can "go out and start slaughtering them (expletive) Blacks."
The rest of the conversation goes on by him adding it would push the black community back "about four to five generations."
When questioned they admitted it was their voices, but claimed they weren't racist just frustrated with the way police officers have been highlighted since the protesting of George Floyd who was killed by a police officer in Minnesota.
Police Chief Donnie Williams released a statement on the incident,
When I first learned of these conversations, I was shocked, saddened and disgusted. There is no place for this behavior in our agency or our city and it will not be tolerated.
Even though these officers have been fired it continues to shed light on how I feel it is "Open Season" on blacks by some law enforcement. This audio was supposedly an accident, this is how some law enforcement officers in North Carolina and all over feel about blacks and that's disturbing.
For clarity I am not speaking against all police officers, but I will say that it is very hard to tell the good guys from the bad guys when you continue to hide in the shadows.
Until there is real reform with police interaction when it comes to African-Americans I will continue to speak out until we get equal rights.
MY BLACK LIFE MATTERS!
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