In an exclusive interview with DailyMailTV, Hawk Newsome, Chairman of BLM’s Greater New York chapter, declared a “war on police”, stating that they are “mobilizing” their base and training a “military” arm to protect against police oppression.
They will be “Peace Officers” that patrol black communities and challenge law enforcement and police brutality.
He states, ‘We have black Special Forces officers advising us, and we will teach and train people in our communities, the Black Ops department of Black Opportunities.”
The citizens will be armed.
This comes on the heels of multiple riots throughout the US protesting the death of George Floyd while he was in custody by Minnesota Police Officers.
This is not the first time citizens took matters into their own hands.
The Black Panther movement of the late 1960’s, known as the Black Panther Party of Self Defense, was born in Oakland, California, in which armed citizen patrols would monitor law enforcement activities in black communities.
Some of their work included free breakfast programs for school children and free health clinics, however scuffles with police sometimes turned violent and deadly.
Per Daily Mail, Newsome states:
We pattern ourselves after the Black Panthers, after the Nation of Islam, we believe that we need an arm to defend ourselves”
‘We will build and train peace officers to keep the peace in our communities, to defend our communities, to keep our communities safe.
‘I don’t see us working with police. I see us policing ourselves. I see us teaching black people how to police their own communities.’For more information visit Dailymail.com
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Daliah Wachs, MD, FAAFP is a nationally syndicated radio personality on GCN Network, KDWN, iHeart Radio and a Board Certified Family Physician