“It says something when you’re at a Black Lives Matter protest, you have more minorities on the police side than you have in a violent crowd and you have white people screaming at black officers”
Jakhary Jackson is a police officer in Portland, Oregon. During a recent interview, he noted that in his encounters with Black Lives Matter protesters, the police are more diverse than the mob.
He also claims that he and other officers of color have been subjected to racial slurs by protesters.
Bradford Betz reports at FOX News:
Portland cop slams hypocrisy of Black Lives Matter protesters for having fewer minorities than police
Portland police officer Jakhary Jackson took Black Lives Matter protesters to task last week, calling them hypocritical for having fewer minorities in their “violent” crowd than the police officers they’re supposedly fighting against.
The comments from Jackson appeared on a recorded interview that was released by the Portland Police Department on Wednesday.
“It says something when you’re at a Black Lives Matter protest, you have more minorities on the police side than you have in a violent crowd and you have white people screaming at black officers: ‘You have the biggest nose I’ve ever seen,” Jackson said…
“They don’t even know that the tactics they’re using, are the same tactics that were used against my people,” Jackson said.
He recounted multiple instances where minorities at rallies would want to have a conversation with him, but a white protester would intervene, saying: “F— the police. Don’t talk to him.”
“Every time I try to have a conversation with someone that looks like me, someone white comes up and tell them not to talk,” Jackson said.
Joshua Rhett Miller of the New York Post has more:
Portland cop reports ‘frightening’ racist chants from white BLM supporters
Black cops in Portland are being subjected to vile racist taunts from white Black Lives Matter demonstrators, one of the officers said in a new interview.
Officer Jakhary Jackson, a member of Portland police’s rapid response team that has responded to ongoing protests for nearly 50 straight days, said what he’s seen has been downright “frightening” as he detailed some of the encounters during a July 9 police briefing…
“It’s been very eye-opening,” Jackson said during the briefing, adding that he’s witnessed more minorities among his counterparts than within the crowds of “violent” protesters.
Jackson said he’s also been told by “privileged white” protesters to quit his job and that he’s hurting his community more than helping it.
“And you don’t even know what I’ve dealt with, what these white officers that you’re screaming at … you don’t know them, you don’t know anything about them,” Jackson said. “There are racist people out in the world. Absolutely, there are bad cops out in the world. We don’t associate with those people, they make us all look bad.”
Here’s a short clip of Jackson’s comments:
Based Portland police officer calls out hypocrisy of Antifa
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If you prefer to watch the entire briefing, it’s below:
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