Republicans would like us to think that there is not a problem with police officers in America. They tell Americans that the real problem are the black people who just don’t listen to cops. They want us to believe that Black Lives Matter is a group of trouble makers who have no valid concerns because cops are great! But every other day we are treated to despicable news stories about awful police officers lying, killing and abusing their power — today is no different.
On Friday, the Georgia Bureau of Investigations (GBI) obtained a warrant to charge Jackson Officer Sherry Hall with a slew of crimes. According to GBI, Hall lied about being shot by a black man in her bullet proof vest and have charged her with false statements, tampering, interference with government property and a violation of oath of office. On September 13, Hall told police dispatch that a man shot her in the vest and then fled into the woods. She initially told investigators that she had no proof of the incident because her cruiser’s audio and video equipment were off but GBI later found video evidence disproving her claim on the hard drive.
After following leads and evidence, the investigation has now revealed that there is no, and never was, a suspect shooter at large in Jackson, Georgia,” said Joe Wooten, special agent in charge of GBI’s Milledgeville office.
In addition to the false, and pretty fucking racist story she fed her colleagues, GBI officials say she failed to disclose that she has another department-issued gun. She used bullets from that weapon to plant a shell casing to back her story of the evil black shooter.
The fact that this cop chose to say a make-believe African-American shot her is EXACTLY the reason why Black Lives Matter needs to continue their mission to wake America up to injustice. The only reason this officer said a black person did it is because she was playing on the idea that black people hate and want to kill cops. She knew her story would be more believable if she said a black person committed the crime…in America…in 2016.
It’s great that investigators are charging her with a crime for her lies, but we need to see more of this across the country. We, as Americans, should be sickened that we live in a country that is so divided she actually thought she could get away with this. We need to stop attacking one another, come together and demand change. If we don’t, in 2030, 2040, 2050 and all the decades to come we will continue to have the same problems. Do you really want your children and grandchildren to grow up with that nonsense?
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