President of the Fraternal Order of Police, Sergeant Dan Hils, broke his silence as he talked about how the media is wrongly presenting facts for “political narrative” and argued that police are good people and policemen are simply out here trying to help.
“It’s a whole lot of anger,” Sergeant Hils said. “People want the national leaders, the local leaders, to speak out and they want people to speak out about the truth.”
“It’s all about the ‘narrative’… the narrative that’s out there that policemen are targeting people or that police want to kill people, is a lie, it’s a total lie,” said Sergeant Hils. “And the people out here who are doing a job, people out here are protecting lives, preventing people from dying, and having to live with the fact that out there in the media and out there in politics people are lying and saying that they want to hurt people… and that has to stop.”
Sergeant Hils argued that that number of black lives lost in a police interventions are “zero (0), not a one, zilch.”
“I wanted to let you know first how many of those black lives lost were in police interventions. Ok, get ready for it……………hold on and take a deep breath……………are you sure that you are ready?……………..Ok, that’s right it is zero (0), not a one, zilch.”
However, Hils was not able to escape criticism as mocking remarks starting coming his way, as soon as his post went viral, and he had this to say, “It is very concerning when people feel the need to threaten someone when they post an opinion and statement on social media.”
“I stand by my statement,” Hils told a local news outlet. “The threat felt very real. We are merely trying to protect those so they can protest and express their opinions this is a great concern.”
Hils published a Facebook post to highlight how “Cincinnati’s police officers responded to each of these homicide scenes exposing themselves to unknown physical risk.”
“Dear Black Lives Matter Protestors,
I wish to help your objective at the rally today protesting black lives lost. I have the list of the homicide victims in the city of Cincinnati in 2017. As of July 17th, there have been 39 homicides. Of those homicides, 32 of the 39 homicide victims were black.
Thirty-two black lives taken before their time. Thirty-two black lives taken violently. Due to your group name, I have omitted mention of the seven white murder victims. But, back to my point I wanted to let you know first how many of those black lives lost were in police interventions. Ok, get ready for it……………hold on and take a deep breath……………are you sure that you are ready?……………..Ok, that’s right it is zero (0), not a one, zilch.
I know the names you will have on your signs, but may I suggest these names as well; Deandre Berry (killed 1/1/17), Deante Mattocks (killed 1/8/17), Terrence Woods (killed 1/12/17), Troy Smith (killed 1/13/17), Alexandrea Thompson (9 years old, killed 1/18/17), Corrye Barwick Jr. (killed 1/28/17), Twanda Alexander (killed 2/7/17), Donald Campbell (killed 2/14/17), Casey Roby (killed 2/16/17), Trevor Tiemann (killed 2/19/17), Michael Chichester (killed 3/13/17), Tyrone Frazier(killed 3/18/17), OBryan Spikes (killed 3/26/17), Tyler Lee (killed 4/2/17), Deondre Davis (killed 4/4/17), Jamar Hayes (killed 4/17/17), Kendall Perkins (killed 4/18/17), DeShawn Jenkins (killed 4/18/17), Omar Mohommad (killed 4/25/17), Judson Roper Jr. (killed 4/27/17), Jahmaria Cruz (killed 5/14/17), Anthony Gray (killed 5/16/17), Shawnice Johnson (killed 5/18/17), William Bell (killed 522/17), Troy Donald (killed 5/31/17), Boris Tolliver (killed 6/1/17), Jeremy Rohe (killed 6/14/17), Keonte Walker (killed 6/20/17), Jonathan Taylor (killed 7/1/17), William Thomas (killed 7/4/17), Dontae Whaley (killed 7/5/17), and Rafeal Harrison (killed 7/17/17).
Cincinnati’s police officers responded to each of these homicide scenes exposing themselves to unknown physical risk. Our detectives have spent countless hours trying to find who is responsible for the homicides above along with the seven white victims that I did not list. Your CPD knows that all lives matter. How about a sign in support of police officers battling this violence?
Try to stay hydrated it is going to very warm.
Daniel J. Hils
FOP #69, President”
Hils notes that the police are dedicated to protecting the citizens and are “good people.” However, it is “the media” that needs to show the truth.
“It’s the media, the spokesmen of police departments, it’s the people in government and everyone else that has to tell the truth,” said Sergeant Hils. “You can’t use lies for your political narrative and tell people that things exist today that just do not. Policemen are good people and policemen are out here trying to help. They are not out trying to hurt anybody,” Hils stated.