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[The New York Times] Police Union Criticized for Comparing Arrested N.F.L. Player to ‘Wild Animal’

Updated: Apr 12, 2019

Loyda Colon, a co-director of the Justice Committee, a police-reform group, said in a statement that the rhetoric of the union leaders encourages an abusive culture where New Yorkers who aren’t white are treated “as animals or worse” by the police. “This is dangerous, divisive and encourages the abusive policing communities of color face daily,” said Colon, who added that their words are “all the more frightening” as white supremacy resurges in America...

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