The NYPD Sergeant's Union is under fire.
The NYPD has come under fire today for a new video that was posted online, claiming that a condition called "Blue Racism" is plaguing their officers.
According to CNN, the video was posted on Sunday to the Sergeants Benevolent Association YouTube page and puts forth a pretty bold statement right off the top. "The average person doesn't see those things that make me human," the video's narrator says. "They don't even label me based on being African-American, Latino, Asian, Caucasian and so on. They tend to see an even broader stereotype through an even more racist lens. When they see me, they see blue." With that, a blue filter comes over the images, showing new snippets of footage that document acts of violence against police officers, including clips of protesters flipping a police car and bellowing anti-police sentiments.
I just.....did y'all say blue racism???? As if....cops.....were a race....? https://t.co/CDdsPk3Ip7— Esther Stan (@nyctophil3) August 22, 2017
NYPD acknowledges that they don't understand racism. No wonder it persists in the department. "Blue racism." https://t.co/mUI8P0zbTc— Nick Malinowski (@nwmalinowski) August 21, 2017
The fact that "blue racism" is even a thing makes me sick. BLUE IS NOT A RACE, YOUR UNIFORM IS NOT A RACE, UR ASS CHOSE TO WEAR IT holy fuck— . (@jnn21nn) August 22, 2017
"blue racism" what are you, fucking Avatar now https://t.co/Cr70mLhJj9— Ghost (@KillianTrill) August 22, 2017