NYPD Detectives Union tell Beyonce to get into the Ghetto following her Super Bowl Black Panther inspired performance.
American singer and songwriter, Beyonce continues to pull in criticism from those who claim she used her Super Bowl Black Panther-inspired performance to “race bait.”
And now, today, the latest group of people to join the anti-‘Formation’ team is the New York Police Department (NYPD).
According to Michael Palladino president of the Detectives’ Endowment Association, the NYPD detectives union had this to say:
‘She should direct her message where it’s needed most, and that’s in the ’hood, because that’s where it all takes place. So if the Black Lives Matter movement really wants to make a difference, they should pour the medicine directly on the wound. Get into the ghetto, the ’hood. Get to the bottom of why people of colour prey on other people of colour in their own neighbourhoods.’
His comment was however met with criticism by those who outlined the differences between racially motivated police brutality and crimes committed by civilians against other civilians of the same race in impoverished neighbourhoods.
Monifa Bandele, a spokeswoman for Communities United for Police Reform, argued: ‘The reality is that when civilians kill or brutalize other civilians, they face legal accountability. But police officers typically do not and often don’t even face meaningful discipline by their departments.’