Last weekend Suffolk County District Attorney, Rachael Rollins, tweeted out a message stating: "Ahmaud Arbery. George Floyd. Breonna Taylor. Tony McDade. Christian Cooper. While we are being murdered at will by the police & their proxy, privileged racists like Amy Cooper play the victim. No more apologies. No more words. Demand action. Radical change now. Nothing less." This tweet has been deemed "reckless", "non-factual", "dangerous rhetoric", and "irresponsible by both the Boston Patrolmen's Association as well as the Massachusetts Coalition of Police. Both organizations put out statements regarding this tweet of Suffolk County District Attorney, Rachael Rollins:
The Boston Patrolmen's Association put their statement out first in the form of a letter directly to DA Rachael Rollins where they said: "You put our lives and the safety of our great City at risk when implicitly call for and condone violence. The people of Suffolk County most assuredly deserve better.", among other things.
The Massachusetts Coalition of Police followed suit today when they put out their statement saying: "The death of George Floyd should never have happened. Any use of force beyond what is necessary to protect the public and/or the officer is unacceptable and illegal. We believe in the right to peacefully protest, but we do not believe our elected officials should be inciting riots with non-factual and irresponsible statements."
These two organizations publicly condemn Suffolk County Rachael Rollins' statements, do you? Rollins clapped back at the Boston Patrolmen's Association when she responded in this way: