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Black Law Enforcement Opposes FOP’s Endorsement of Trump

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Blacks in Law Enforcement of America, USA is not surprised by the National endorsements of one of the Presidential candidates by the National Fraternal Order of Police (FOP).

In our opinion and experience, the FOP has never been an organization that operated on behalf of African American Police Officers. This organization in the past has been anti-affirmation as well as opposed the promotion of African Americans in the police department as well as opposed to the very important policy of police officers living in the city they work. As Black Law Enforcement Professionals, we believe that residency is a major factor of accountability and is a core component in “Real Community Policing.”

Additionally, is this endorsement a result of the surveying of the membership of individual unions that represent Police Officers? Or is this endorsement the result of a few individuals who may stand to benefit from so-called law and order candidate who knows nothing about the Criminal Justice System and is opposed to necessary reform of the institution.

Finally, we are encouraging African American Police Officers/Correction Officers and Black Criminal Justice Organizations who are dues paying members of the FOP to raise their voice in opposition to the endorsement of this candidate. He has no record of anything positive concerning criminal justice issues and concerns of our communities.

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It is our duty as peace officers and members of Blacks in Law enforcement of America to continue the fight for freedom, justice, and equality for all citizens. We will be advocates of law enforcement professionals by establishing continuous training and support. As black law enforcement professionals, we pledge our time, honor, and talent for the uplifting of our communities. We are truly the leaders of the community, in and out of our blue uniform.

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