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Philly Police Union 'Insulted' at Hillary's Lineup of DNC Speakers

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By    |   Thursday, 21 Jul 2016 02:16 PM

A police union president in Philadelphia said his members are "insulted" over Hillary Clinton's decision to have relatives of people killed by police speak at the convention next week and not the relatives of police officers killed in the line of duty.

According to the Washington Times, Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5 President John McNesby called the decision "sad."

"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," McNesby said.

"[It is] sad that to win an election Mrs. Clinton must pander to the interests of people who do not know all the facts, while the men and women they seek to destroy are outside protecting the political institutions of this country. Mrs. Clinton, you should be ashamed of yourself, if that is possible."

Next week's Democratic National Convention will include speakers who have lost loved ones in police-involved shootings, including the mothers of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.

FOP Vice President Roosevelt Poplar told Philly.com the list of speakers is "a slap in the face to our men and women and their families, who were victimized by the same type of violence, especially in the past weeks when we've had eight officers assassinated."

The convention will take place July 25-28 in Philadelphia.

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