Monday, November 27, 2006

NYC City Councilman Calls for Violence Against Police

"Don't ask us to ask our people to be peaceful while they are being murdered. We're not the only ones that can bleed."
-Charles Barron (D) NYC City Council
The shooting of an unarmed man in Queens this weekend has tension between citizens and police at a boiling point. An investigation is underway and justice will be done. At this point all we know is that an unarmed groom is dead after police fired 50 times at his vehicle. The police involved in the shooting have had their guns and badges taken away until the investigation is complete.

The community is outraged at this tragedy, as they should be. But what does not need to happen is for former Black Panther member Charles Barron to incite people to put themselves in harms way by taking up vigilante-style justice against the NYPD who are there to protect and serve. There are good cops who could get hurt by Barron's callous words.

Charles Barron could have been a hero and called for calm. Barron could have given his fellow citizens hope. But he didn't.

Instead he is trying to incite violence and fear. What else did you expect from a man who loves Castro and hates the military.

You can check out the video, ironically titled "An appeal for calm after fatal NYPD shooting" on the 7online website.