Police unions nationwide have largely supported President Donald Trump's re-election, amid mass demonstrations over police brutality and accusations of systemic racism _ but an increasing number of Black law enforcement officers across the country are opposing those endorsements and say their concerns over entering the 2020 political fray were ignored. (Oct. 15)
ROCHELLE BILAL: All the Civic organizations around the country that are members of the Fraternal Order of Police, the PBA, the Benevolent Association, we are saying that all our members that look like me, black and brown people, stand up. Join in with us and our conscious members of these unions to denounce these type of actions that continually happen with our unions.
The Guardian Civic League didn't get anything in the mail, so we don't know what their process is. But what they're not going to continue to do is endorse a racist bigot, a sexist, a whistleblower to continually divide this nation and continue try to divide us.
We are telling you that we don't want any portion of our dues money to go to the National Fraternal Order of Police for any reason. And if that can't happen, then we don't want it to go to the local either. And then in that case, the members will need to be sending letters telling them to stop taking the dues money out of their check.