BLM DEMANDS Slaughtered Cops NOT Seen As Heroes

Written By BlabberBuzz | Wednesday, 26 January 2022 12:00
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The Black Lives Matter chapter of Washington, DC, has called for the public not to automatically hail cops shot on the job as "heroes" before all facets of a situation are evaluated.

In a set of tweets late Sunday, Black Lives Matter DC announced that the public should not "jump to conclusions" after a Metropolitan Police officer was hurt by a barricaded suspect late Sunday in the city's Petworth section.

"Let's wait till we have all the information (isn't that what y'all tell us)," the chapter tweeted late Sunday.

Black Lives Matter DC compared Sunday's shooting to earlier fatal gunfire involving police, including incidents in 2021 and 2017, while calling on people to wait for more facts to be published in the most recent encounter.

"This isn't to say these scenarios represent what happened tonight, but it does explain our skepticism, interest in details, and highlights the difference in how people talk and act when an officer is hurt vs when they hurt a Black person," the BLM chapter tweeted. "No one asks what the cop did wrong."

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The group announced "reaction," and news coverage of the shooting was tilted toward law enforcement while tweeting out an incomplete list of people killed by Metropolitan Police during incidents last year.

"This is the point we've been making for months," the following tweet stated. "Tear jerker press conferences and proclamations of heroes coming soon. Imagine if people knew these folks' names. Being black in DC is more dangerous than any job."

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The group added a link to its #StopMPD campaign, which calls for an end to "police violence and terror" while pushing back on counterclaims that not all cops are "bad" officers.

"This assertion is almost always coupled with examples of law enforcement officials who step outside of their assigned duties to 'help' Black people and champions the belief that we can change systems by changing the individuals who work within this system, but not the system," the anti-police campaign reads. "We've seen time and again that it doesn't work."

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The webpage also alleges that the country's capital is an "occupied police state" that was never intended to protect people of color.

Metropolitan Police on Monday declined to comment on the statements, saying, "we do not restrict individuals or groups on social media in expressing their views."

A message seeking further comment from Black Lives Matter DC was not immediately returned Monday.

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Yet some online critics took aim at the social movement and its advocates for the tweets, stating police officers are indeed heroes.

"They serve and protect our communities," one reply read. "Your list has one common factor. They were all criminals or they [had] a weapon in hand. Do your research before you make these statements."

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