The NYPD’s Sergeants Benevolent Association President Ed Mullins recently spread a very racist video where it said black people are monsters and public housing is considered a war zone, according to the New York Post. This video was sent out to thousands of police sergeants this past weekend.
Regarding the video, Mullins said it depicts what goes on in the mind of every policeman on the job. He also thinks this is the “best video telling the public the truth.” It lasts 15 minutes long and depicts an LA shooting where an anonymous cop said “Cops will continue to wade into that fray and blacks will continue to attack and ambush us forever.” They also said public housing has “scam artists” and “welfare queens” where they “mastered the art of gaming the taxpayer and bounce from baby mama to baby mama and impregnating as many women as possible.”
Today, Mullins denied hearing and watching the entire video. He acknowledged that there was some “racist components” in the video and that sharing the video is no big deal. He also used the “I have black friends” excuse to defend spreading a hate-filled video like Donald Trump always does.
“I have black friends, white friends, Asian friends—I wouldn’t want to insult anyone,” Mullins said. “I don’t think one incident defines who I am.”
In a statement to The Gothamist, Supervising Attorney of the Racial Justice Unit at The Legal Aid Society Anne Oredeko is not surprised by Mullins racism. She thinks nobody should be surprised by his consistent racist statements and SBA members should question why he’s representing them.
Mullins needs to be terminated for this ASAP. He knew what he was doing by sharing this video. Him not thinking the hate in it isn’t an a problem is very alarming. Flip the page to check out that video in its entirety.