Do you remember the picture posted by NFL Running Back, Isaiah Crowell,that lit the internet on fire a couple days ago? The picture was terribly GRAPHIC . It depicted a police officer being beheaded with the message that police “continuously choose to kill us”. After posting on his Instagram the internet exploded with criticism.
The uproar was so great over his social media post reacting to the death of two black men by police last week that he took the picture down and said he was wrong to put it up (after the Browns demanded he remove the picture). He then issued this statement: ‘It was an extremely poor decision and I apologize for that mistake and for offending people. My values and beliefs do not match that image’. I argued that Crowell recanted ONLY because he was afraid of getting a fine or being reprimanded by his team. You don’t put a picture up like that if you truly don’t believe in it.
The President of Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association, Stephen Loomis, didn’t believe Isaiah’s apology either. And here’s the AWESOME statement he made:
“He needs to go to Dallas, help the families who lost their loved ones last week, write them a check, look them in the eyes and give a heartfelt apology.” Loomis says Crowell’s post was as “offensive as putting a picture of historical African-American men being hung from a tree in the 60s.” He adds that if Crowell doesn’t go to Dallas and make a donation, “I will pull Cleveland officers, sheriffs, state troopers out of First Energy Stadium this season if he doesn’t make it right.”
As for Crowell admitting he was wrong and acted out of rage — Loomis says, “You’re a grown ass man, and you claim you were too emotional to know it was wrong? Think we’ll accept your apology? Kiss my ass.”
Police officers are being threatened and bullied all over the nation. From having their burgers spit in to having their homes shot up to being murdered. I think it’s about time Police Officers start taking a stand and pulling out of communities who want to disrespect these public servants.