A Philadelphia police union slammed Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton Wednesday for inviting the families of black people recently killed by cops.
The Democratic National Convention (DNC) is scheduled to be held next week in Philadelphia. Clinton has invited “Mothers of the Movement” to speak at the second night of the convention. The group consists of the mothers of black men recently killed by police. The Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) said the choice to invite the group was an insult to police.
“[We’re] shocked and saddened by the planned choice of speakers at the upcoming DNC in Philadelphia,” FOP President John McNesby said in a statement. “The Fraternal Order of Police is insulted and will not soon forget that the Democratic Party and Hillary Clinton are excluding the widows, and other family members of Police Officers killed in the line of duty who were victims of explicit, and not implied racism.”