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Ex-Judge to O'Reilly: 'Of Course' Cops Are Offended By Walmart's BLM T-Shirt

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Wednesday, 21 Dec 2016 10:42 PM

Police have every right to be offended by Walmart's online sales of t-shirts and hooded sweatshirts that read "Bulletproof. Black Lives Matter," a former circuit judge and police officer argued Wednesday.

In an interview on "The O'Reilly Factor," Alex Ferrer, former Florida circuit court judge and police officer, applauded Walmart's decision to stop the sales after the national Fraternal Order of Police argued "third party sellers are profiting from racial division."

"If you are a police officer, of course you find it offensive.... I don't find Black Lives Matter to be offensive in any way or racist because they only focus on black lives or because they don't focus on black on black crime. … I disagree with their premise… [that] police officers are unfairly targeting African-Americans. That's that is simply not true. It's not supported by any FBI statistics."

He added that by putting on the t-shirt, the implication is that "cops are all shooting us – here is a shirt that says bullet proof. That's why cops are offended by the t-shirt."

Radio talk show host and journalist Jamila Bey argued the t-shirt flap was a "distraction from issues that really matter."

"American citizens have the right to free speech," she added. "That also means that we have the right to buy shirts with inflammatory staples on them. When police are saying 'you can't say that, ' I've got a problem...."

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Police have every right to be offended by Walmart's online sales of t-shirts and hooded sweatshirts that read "Bulletproof. Black Lives Matter," a former circuit judge and police officer argued Wednesday.
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