Jul. 21, 2016 4:02pm Jon Street
Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the Democratic Party upset some police officers this week with their decision on whom to not have address the Democratic National Convetion — and now some Philadelphia cops are speaking out less than a week before the big event officially kicks off in their city.
The Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police chastised the presumptive Democratic nominee Wednesday with a Facebook stating:
The Fraternal Order of Police is insulted and will not soon forget that the Democratic Party and Hillary Clinton are excluding the widows, and other family members of Police Officers killed in the line of duty who were victims of explicit, and not implied racism, and “being on duty in blue.”
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The scathing statement was referring to the fact that family members of black individuals who were fatally shot by police are set to address the DNC next week, but not the family members of police officers who died while just doing their jobs.
“Let it be fair across the board,” Philadelphia FOP Vice President Roosevelt Poplar urged, according to WTXF-TV.
The Clinton campaign responded to the controversy in a written statement, saying, “As Hillary Clinton has said, we need to support heroic police officers who put their lives on the line every day as well as listen to the voices of mothers who have lost their children.”
The Democratic National Committee, which also has a say in who speaks at the convention, did not immediately respond to TheBlaze’s request for comment.
An initial list of convention speakers was released Thursday. While former Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey does not appear on the roster, WTXF reported that he is, in fact, scheduled to address the massive gathering.