IS EX-COP TURN COUNCILMAN CECIL THOMAS SETTING THE STAGE FOR UNARMED BLACKMEN TO BE KILLED?
This is the question that arose in my mind and the minds of The Black Fist when we heard of Ex-cop turned Cincinnati City Councilman Cecil Thomas making the media rounds talking about the police shooting of Cincinnati Policer Officer Krintina Holtmann early Wednesday morning January 11, 2005. Officer Holtmann stopped a car for which Dante "Pretty Boy" Person was a passenger at the corner of California & Corinth Aves in Bond Hill. Dante "Pretty Boy" Person [allegedly] grazed Officer Holtmann in the cheek. Officer Holtman did not die and she has been released from the hospital.
Now Ex-cop, Councilman and Law & Public Safety Commitee chairman Cecil Thomas is on a current media tour "informing" the [White] community that "the polices' hands are tied" and informing the [Black] community that the police can "go out and do their jobs and city hall will back them".
Now what the hell does that mean? City Hall has always backed the blue even when they were 100% guilty of Police Brutality, Racial Profilling, Corruption and yes, Murder. Cecil knows damn well that after the 2001 rebellion the Cincinnati police have been on a slow down. The police force in this town then head by FOP President Keith Fangman all but came right on out and stated that since the police were being "questioned" & held to the fire about their misconduct, police brutality and etc they were going to slow down, and even went so far as to say in an emergency park your cars and walk to the scene of the emergency. Now what kind of "suggestion" was that?
Here at The Black Fist, we have been keeping a close eye on police brutality in this city. We do not want unarmed Black men to be murdered in the streets like dogs because 1 cop who didn't die got shot and now Cecil Thomas is stating the cops hands are tied so it's damn near carte' blanche on Black folks.
Cincinnati Police Officers do your job, equally, fairly and equitabily DO NOT think for a moment you can harrass, profile and kill Black men unjustifiably.
The Cincinnati Police Department has been looking for a way out of The Collabortive Agreement since day 1......
"Is this finally their way out"?
THE BLACK FIST AND THE BLACK COMMUNITY DEMAND TO KNOW.