Acting Philadelphia Police Commissioner Apologizes for Wearing Controversial LAPD T-Shirt

Maria Perez
Sep 15, 2019 - 12:00
Acting Philadelphia Police Commissioner Apologizes for Wearing Controversial LAPD T-Shirt

Philadelphia’s interim Police Commissioner Christine Coulter issued an apology after a photo surfaced of her wearing a T-shirt in the 1990s that mocked Rodney King’s beating by the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD). The photo, which the Philadelphia Inquirer found, shows Coulter wearing a shirt that reads, “LAPD — We Treat You Like a King.” The words on the shirt reference the horrific beating of King, a Black man police brutally battered during a traffic stop in 1991. A resident in a nearby apartment caught the incident on camera and the beating was later...

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One Reply to “Acting Philadelphia Police Commissioner Apologizes for Wearing Controversial LAPD T-Shirt”

  1. The history of police in America is one born out of slave-catching during colonial times. Fast forward to a 2009 FBI report stating a national security crises in finding White Supremacists infiltrating America’s military and police forces. For many whites—-especially those in law enforcement—-racism is a family value handed down generationally since colonial times. The battering, jailing, and ruination of black kids and black adults is a sport and “right” to many of those in police uniforms. People are stupid and lack morals to believe that this long-time racist has clean hands and a clean mind. When will black people band together to oust these obvious suspects? Nobody else is going to magically do this work for you and end this left-over vestige of white racist colonial times.

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