More Racist Cops Need To Be Fired, Not Promoted
In 2017, in a small town called Estherwood, Louisiana, Assistant Police Chief Wayne Welsh got caught being racist online after sharing several racist memes on Facebook. When he got called out, he said his critics were playing the “race card.” He ended up resigning.
Whelp! Wayne’s back, PROMOTED to Chief, and he’s STILL racist. When asked about his racism, he told NOLA.com, “I don’t take it as a racial thing because we don’t have ‘racial’ around here.”
Yes, he said “racial.” Clearly, in more ways than one, this man doesn’t know the depth of his racism.
No Black person can feel safe knowing the police PROMOTE bigotry in Estherwood. Though most of the population is white, it’s still scary to think about living in, stopping or even driving through a place like this.
Across the nation, police walk around freely discriminating against Black people - harassing us, profiling us, and even killing us without consequence. They hide behind a lack of direct evidence, but as Chief Welsh shows, that doesn’t matter either.
Chief Welsh needs to go, but it seems like he’s going to be around for the time being. He shows us that racism is regularly rewarded in policing. Policing while racist is not a punishable offense - like being Black is!
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