Lie #2: There is a “War on Cops”
There is no “war on cops,” and in fact police are safer than they’ve ever been. Policing also isn’t the most dangerous job: roofers are 10x more likely to die on the job, and even taxi drivers are more at risk than cops!
Green’s family has mourned this immeasurable loss. His daughter Brenda spoke at a press conference about how he’d never see her walk down the aisle or get to meet his grandchildren. It’s their hope Owen will not escape consequences - an unjust escape so many officers with Black victims have been afforded.
Lie #5: More Black cops will curb police brutality
More Black cops doesn’t help. In fact, it can make things worse, because Black cops want to “fit in” with their white colleagues!
Don’t let anyone use these lies to get you in trouble or sabotage the movement. We have to spread the TRUTH if we’re gonna get free!