After an armed 12-year old was shot by the Philadelphia Police, Black Lives Matter are demanding accountability, but the Union President points to reality.
The president of a Pennsylvania police union responded to Black Lives Matter activists demanding accountability for the police killing of a black man by calling the group a “pack of rabid animals.”
John McNesby was speaking at the “Back the Blue” rally at FOP Lodge 5 headquarters in Philly, organized in response to a BLM protest outside the home of Ryan Pownall, a Philadelphia cop who shot and killed a black man as he was running away. According to police, David Jones was shot and killed in June after he fled from a traffic stop when Pownall discovered he was armed. This is the second time Pownall has shot a black man in the back after finding a gun on him.
“When you go to work each day, you shouldn’t have to worry that a pack of rabid animals will suddenly show up at your home and openly threaten your family,” McNesby said during the rally. “These are not activists, they are racist hate groups determined to instigate violence.”
This isn’t the first time McNesby was the center of police controversy.McNesby was recently criticized for defending an officer who had a “Fatherland” tattoo with a eagle. People worried that this was a Neo-Nazi symbol, but McNesby told Philly.com in September 2016 that it was just an eagle.