MA police chief slams Elizabeth Warren for 'reckless' comments about Mike Brown
U.S. Senator, Elizabeth Warren, that is also running for a Democratic presidential nomination, Tweeted recently about police brutality and general injustice in the USA. On her Twitter, she wrote that "5 years ago Michael Brown was murdered by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri." Warren also tweeted that she "stands with activists and organizers who continue the fight for justice for Michael."
She also wrote that people "must confront systemic racism and police violence head on."
“This is about one issue: I don’t want to see another officer unnecessarily murdered. It’s that simple,” said Chief Frank G. Frederickson from the Yarmouth, Massachusetts in his statement to Boston Herald. “This hurts, and every chief feels the same way,” he concluded.
He also added that "this is not about politics," but about "standing up for our officers". In April 2018, one of Frederickson officers was killed while trying to serve an arrest warrant. He was just 32 years old.
Frederickson also challenged Warren to "to see what actually takes place," and spend some time in a police department.
Another police chief, Russell Stevens from Hamilton said that he is disappointed with Warren's words. "Having had two Police Officers murdered in your own state, in the past 18 months, we expect our elected Officials to condemn the murder and assaults of Police Officers," he stated. He also added that what she says, is for her "own political gains."
Elizabeth Warren is not only a Democratic Senator and a potential presidential nominee but also a vivid critic of President Donald Trump. She called him "a symptom of a larger problem that results in a rigged system that props up the rich and powerful and kicks dirt on everyone else.
Her harsh words were quickly criticized by the various police officers. They named her comments as "reckless", and just "another slap in the face," that could actually put the lives of police officers at risk.