mercredi 9 août 2017


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 
brutality !

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Police Unions Exposed

Dear friend,

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 
improving accountability.

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
the law.

Join us in exposing police unions for siding with 
Trump's incitement of police violence.

Thank You,

Police Unions Exposed

Sign Now! →

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