Police Unions Exposed just started a petition to the
Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) and police unions
across the country demanding that they:
Stop defending Trump for encouraging police
Police Unions Exposed just started a petition titled :
"Tell police unions: stop defending Trump for
encouraging police brutality."
Here's why this is important :
On Friday, Trump gave a speech to police
officers encouraging them to brutalize
suspects – and the crowd of officers laughed
and cheered. No one booed.
It’s outrageous and dangerous. Police departments
and law enforcement officials across the country
responded by condemning Trump’s comments.
But the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) --
the largest police union in the country actually
defended what Trump said. So did the leader
of Cleveland’s police union.
Dozens of police unions across the country have
remained completely silent, while their police
chiefs speak out clearly and forcefully. Police
unions are winking and nodding at their members,
giving police officers who are supposed to serve
and protect a license to be even more violent than
they already are.
Patricia, join us in calling out police unions and
demanding they denounce police brutality-- or
become known for supporting it, like Trump.
Police unions have a long history of defending cops
who brutalize, kill, and abuse their power. They
fight against common sense reforms and any kind
of accountability for police. Now, on top of that,
they’re sending a dangerous message to the police
officers that make up their membership. It threatens
the communities that police are sworn to serve and
protect, and it puts officers themselves in more danger
by further eroding trust in police. Only two police
unions have said anything that even comes close to
disagreeing with Trump’s comments -- and their
statements were weak and made excuses for Trump.
After being called out by law enforcement officials,
the White House has tried to say it was just a joke,
and the Fraternal Order of Police echoed that excuse.
It’s ridiculous and it flies in the face of everything we
know about Trump. He has a long history of inciting
violence at his rallies, and praising the leaders of
brutal police states. Meanwhile, his Justice
Department is doing everything it can to undo any
reforms aimed at addressing police violence and
By calling an incitement of police brutality a “joke,”
Trump and the police unions are really trying to
normalize the culture of violence, abuse, and
lawlessness that is rampant among police.
By calling them out, we can expose how police
unions are cheerleaders and enablers of police
brutality, and one of the biggest enemies of police
accountability and reform. Join us in calling
out the FOP and police unions across the country.
It’s the first step to reducing their political power,
their ability to stop the common sense policing
reforms we desperately need, and their practice
of shielding officers who brutalize, kill, and break
Join us in exposing police unions for siding with
Trump's incitement of police violence.
Police Unions Exposed