Black officers break from unions over Trump endorsements

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Black officers break from unions over Trump endorsements

Crystal Williams-Coleman, president of the Guardian Civic League, talks to reporters during a press conference, Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, in Philadelphia. Public servants, firefighters, paramedics, emergency responders and a diverse group of law enforcement professionals denounced the Fraternal Order of Police and Local 22 for not listening to the concerns of the dues paying union members when endorsing President Donald J. Trump for re-election. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)
Crystal Williams-Coleman, president of the Guardian Civic League, talks to reporters during a press conference, Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, in Philadelphia. Police unions nationwide have largely supported President Donald Trump’s reelection, amid mass demonstrations over police brutality and accusations of systemic racism — but a number of Black law enforcement officers are speaking out against these endorsements, saying their concerns over entering the 2020 political fray were ignored. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)
Crystal Williams-Coleman, President the Guardian Civic League, right, talks to reporters during a press conference, Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, in Philadelphia. Public servants, firefighters, paramedics, emergency responders and a diverse group of law enforcement professionals denounced the Fraternal Order of Police and Local 22 for not listening to the concerns of the dues paying union members when endorsing President Donald J. Trump for re-election. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)
Philadelphia Sheriff Rochelle Bilal talks to reporters during a press conference, Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, in Philadelphia. Bilal, who was elected as Philadelphia’s first Black female sheriff last year, spoke at at the early October news conference with other Black law enforcement groups in Philadelphia to condemn Trump endorsements and the process they say ignored their concerns over what they perceived to be racist remarks, support for white supremacist groups and a lack of respect for women from Trump. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)
Philadelphia Sheriff Rochelle Bilal talks to reporters during a press conference, Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, in Philadelphia. Bilal, who was elected as Philadelphia’s first Black female sheriff last year, spoke at the news conference with other Black law enforcement groups in Philadelphia to condemn President Donald Trump endorsements and the process they say ignored their concerns over what they perceived to be racist remarks, support for white supremacist groups and a lack of respect for women from Trump. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)
Philadelphia Sheriff Rochelle Bilal talks to reporters during a press conference, Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, in Philadelphia. Bilal, who was elected as Philadelphia’s first Black female sheriff last year, spoke at the news conference with other Black law enforcement groups in Philadelphia to condemn the President Donald Trump endorsements and the process they say ignored their concerns over what they perceived to be racist remarks, support for white supremacist groups and a lack of respect for women from Trump. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)
Philadelphia Sheriff Rochelle Bilal talks to reporters during a press conference, Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, in Philadelphia. Public servants, firefighters, paramedics, emergency responders and a diverse group of law enforcement professionals denounce the Fraternal Order of Police and Local 22 for not listening to the concerns of the dues paying union members when endorsing President Donald J. Trump for re-election. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)
Philadelphia Sheriff Rochelle Bilal, left, talks to reporters during a press conference, Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, in Philadelphia. Bilal, who was elected as Philadelphia’s first Black female sheriff last year, spoke at the news conference with other Black law enforcement groups in Philadelphia to condemn President Donald Trump endorsements and the process they say ignored their concerns over what they perceived to be racist remarks, support for white supremacist groups and a lack of respect for women from Trump. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)
Pennsylvania State Senator Sharif Street talks to reporters during a press conference, Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, in Philadelphia. Public servants, firefighters, paramedics, emergency responders and a diverse group of law enforcement professionals denounce the Fraternal Order of Police and Local 22 for not listening to the concerns of the dues paying union members when endorsing President Donald J. Trump for re-election. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)
Philadelphia firefighter John Elam talks to reporters during a press conference, Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, in Philadelphia. Public servants, firefighters, paramedics, emergency responders and a diverse group of law enforcement professionals denounce the Fraternal Order of Police and Local 22 for not listening to the concerns of the dues paying union members when endorsing President Donald J. Trump for re-election. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)
Philadelphia firefighter John Elam talks to reporters during a press conference, Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, in Philadelphia. Public servants, firefighters, paramedics, emergency responders and a diverse group of law enforcement professionals denounce the Fraternal Order of Police and Local 22 for not listening to the concerns of the dues paying union members when endorsing President Donald J. Trump for re-election. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)

Black officers break from unions over Trump endorsements

Crystal Williams-Coleman, president of the Guardian Civic League, talks to reporters during a press conference, Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, in Philadelphia. Public servants, firefighters, paramedics, emergency responders and a diverse group of law enforcement professionals denounced the Fraternal Order of Police and Local 22 for not listening to the concerns of the dues paying union members when endorsing President Donald J. Trump for re-election. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)
Crystal Williams-Coleman, president of the Guardian Civic League, talks to reporters during a press conference, Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, in Philadelphia. Police unions nationwide have largely supported President Donald Trump’s reelection, amid mass demonstrations over police brutality and accusations of systemic racism — but a number of Black law enforcement officers are speaking out against these endorsements, saying their concerns over entering the 2020 political fray were ignored. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)
Crystal Williams-Coleman, President the Guardian Civic League, right, talks to reporters during a press conference, Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, in Philadelphia. Public servants, firefighters, paramedics, emergency responders and a diverse group of law enforcement professionals denounced the Fraternal Order of Police and Local 22 for not listening to the concerns of the dues paying union members when endorsing President Donald J. Trump for re-election. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)
Philadelphia Sheriff Rochelle Bilal talks to reporters during a press conference, Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, in Philadelphia. Bilal, who was elected as Philadelphia’s first Black female sheriff last year, spoke at at the early October news conference with other Black law enforcement groups in Philadelphia to condemn Trump endorsements and the process they say ignored their concerns over what they perceived to be racist remarks, support for white supremacist groups and a lack of respect for women from Trump. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)
Philadelphia Sheriff Rochelle Bilal talks to reporters during a press conference, Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, in Philadelphia. Bilal, who was elected as Philadelphia’s first Black female sheriff last year, spoke at the news conference with other Black law enforcement groups in Philadelphia to condemn President Donald Trump endorsements and the process they say ignored their concerns over what they perceived to be racist remarks, support for white supremacist groups and a lack of respect for women from Trump. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)
Philadelphia Sheriff Rochelle Bilal talks to reporters during a press conference, Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, in Philadelphia. Bilal, who was elected as Philadelphia’s first Black female sheriff last year, spoke at the news conference with other Black law enforcement groups in Philadelphia to condemn the President Donald Trump endorsements and the process they say ignored their concerns over what they perceived to be racist remarks, support for white supremacist groups and a lack of respect for women from Trump. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)
Philadelphia Sheriff Rochelle Bilal talks to reporters during a press conference, Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, in Philadelphia. Public servants, firefighters, paramedics, emergency responders and a diverse group of law enforcement professionals denounce the Fraternal Order of Police and Local 22 for not listening to the concerns of the dues paying union members when endorsing President Donald J. Trump for re-election. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)
Philadelphia Sheriff Rochelle Bilal, left, talks to reporters during a press conference, Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, in Philadelphia. Bilal, who was elected as Philadelphia’s first Black female sheriff last year, spoke at the news conference with other Black law enforcement groups in Philadelphia to condemn President Donald Trump endorsements and the process they say ignored their concerns over what they perceived to be racist remarks, support for white supremacist groups and a lack of respect for women from Trump. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)
Pennsylvania State Senator Sharif Street talks to reporters during a press conference, Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, in Philadelphia. Public servants, firefighters, paramedics, emergency responders and a diverse group of law enforcement professionals denounce the Fraternal Order of Police and Local 22 for not listening to the concerns of the dues paying union members when endorsing President Donald J. Trump for re-election. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)
Philadelphia firefighter John Elam talks to reporters during a press conference, Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, in Philadelphia. Public servants, firefighters, paramedics, emergency responders and a diverse group of law enforcement professionals denounce the Fraternal Order of Police and Local 22 for not listening to the concerns of the dues paying union members when endorsing President Donald J. Trump for re-election. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)
Philadelphia firefighter John Elam talks to reporters during a press conference, Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, in Philadelphia. Public servants, firefighters, paramedics, emergency responders and a diverse group of law enforcement professionals denounce the Fraternal Order of Police and Local 22 for not listening to the concerns of the dues paying union members when endorsing President Donald J. Trump for re-election. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)