Nebraska State Senator Calls Police Terrorists, Said He Would Shoot Them
A black state senator from Nebraska called police in America ‘his ISIS’ and said if he had a gun he would use it to shoot police.
According to Watchdog Nebraska, during a legislative hearing on Friday, the long-time state senator, Ernie Chambers, said the ISIS mindset doesn’t just exist in the Middle East, but it can be found right here in America, in our police.
“If I was going to carry a weapon, it wouldn’t be against you, it wouldn’t be against these people who come here that I might have a dispute with. Mine would be for the police,” he said during the hearing. “And if I carried a gun I’d want to shoot him first and then ask questions later, like they say the cop ought to do.”
ISIS is known for its brutal terrorist tactics, like that one time when they opened fire in a museum and killed 19 tourists, or that other time when they told their sympathizers in the U.S. to kill American soldiers, but to Chambers, it’s really all the same.
“I wouldn’t go to Syria, I wouldn’t go to Iraq, I wouldn’t go to Afghanistan, I wouldn’t go to Yemen, I wouldn’t go to Tunisia, I wouldn’t go to Lebanon, I wouldn’t go to Jordan, I would do it right here. Nobody from ISIS ever terrorized us as a people as the police do us daily,” Chambers said during the hearing.
Chambers later kind-of tried to distance himself from the incendiary comments, telling Watchdog that he has never carried a weapon but if he were in the position of some people he would “follow the rule available to cops, just shoot somebody and come up with an alibi.”
He made reference to a recent incident in Omaha, part of the district he represents, where a police officer fatally shot an unarmed man after the man allegedly robbed a Family Dollar store.
Chambers said people in his community feel terrorized by police similarly to the way people feel terrorized by ISIS.
“(Police are) encouraged and they’re given a free pass,” he said.
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