Cops thanked Kyle Rittenhouse, who traveled across state lines from Illinois to Wisconsin with an assault weapon, and gave him water.
Kyle Rittenhouse would go on to murder two protestors in Kenosha, Wisconsin; that same night last summer, protests erupted when a cop, Rusten Sheskey, fired seven(7) bullets into the back of Jacob Blake at point-blank range, paralyzing him from the waist down.
New information due to a data breach shows that cops are also donating to Rittenhouse’s crowdfunding effort.
One Virginia cop who works in internal affairs must have forgotten the meaning of ‘anonymous, he donated to Rittenhouse’s effort using his email address, but that was not all; he offered words of comfort to Rittenhouse.
The Guardian reports that a data breach at a Christian crowdfunding website has revealed that serving police officers and public officials have donated money to fundraisers for accused vigilante murderers, far-right activists, and fellow officers accused of shooting black Americans.
One donation for $25, made on the 3rd of September last year, was made anonymously but associated with the official email address of Sgt William Kelly, who currently serves as the executive officer of internal affairs in the Norfolk police department in Virginia. That donation also carried a comment, reading: “God bless. Thank you for your courage. Keep your head up. You’ve done nothing wrong.” The comment continued: “Every rank and file police officer supports you. Don’t be discouraged by actions of the political class of law enforcement leadership.”
If nothing else comes of these revelations, the FBI’s reporting that a sizeable number of those identified committing crimes on January 6th, 2021 were police officers, active duty, and former military members demolishes the constant lie about only a few bad apples exists in police departments.
There is new evidence that Qanon supporters are among the élite units within the United States Military. But that should come as no surprise; that white supremacy has once again reared its ugly head in the military; it never left; it was always there.
Donald Trump’s legacy of racism and division gave strength to the imbecilic weaklings whose default option for their failures is racism. Like Trump, who squandered his father’s fortune and built a mountain of debt, his followers have not found a way to cash in on white privilege, so hatred is all they are left with.
This is how low the right has become; violent mass murderers are supported by those who wear the uniform of police officers.
It makes my stomach turn; as a police officer, regardless of your political beliefs, criminals are criminals, your support for them further demonstrates to the world that you are Nazis in police uniform. It further reveals the lie that there are only a few bad cops. At this point, it seems that there [may] be a few decent cops left in the over 18,000 police departments across America.
You deserve no respect, no deference; you are common thugs.
Mike Beckles is a former Police Detective, businessman, freelance writer, black achiever honoree, and creator of the blog mikebeckles.com.