Black History Tweet Makes Cops FURIOUS
An NYPD precinct commander is facing criticism over a tweet supporting Black History Month. Cenk Uygur, the host of The Young Turks, explains. Tell us what you think in the comment section below. http://www.tytnetwork.com/join
“A New York City Police Department (“NYPD”) precinct commander is in hot water after a controversial civil rights phrase appeared on the precinct’s Twitter feed.
The adverse reaction occurred after the NYPD’s 100th Precinct in Queens posted an update on their official Twitter account in an attempt to take part in Black History Month.
That tweet referenced boxer Jack Johnson–who became the first African American world heavyweight boxing champion in 1908–at the height of Jim Crow.
The offending tweet reads as follows:
Jack Johnson became the first African American man to hold the World Heavyweight Champion boxing title in 1908. #Blacklivesmatter
New York City cops were not amused by the post. The backlash was quick and fierce.”
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