Houston union asks FBI to investigate videos inciting violence against cops
Houston police union is weary of videos posted online inciting violence in wake of slain deputy
By PoliceOne Staff
HOUSTON — The Houston Police Officers Union has asked the FBI to investigate viral videos posted online that call for violence against officers, KCPR reported.
One video posted on YouTube by a man named King Noble states, “It’s open killing season on cops.”
Another video posted by Louis Farrakhan, a Nation of Islam leader, tells audience members to “rise up and kill those who kill us.”
"We're all for the First Amendment and freedom of speech, but we're not for speech that's inciting people to go out and kill police officers." police union president Ray Hunt told the publication.
On the other side of the spectrum, another YouTube video by Nathan Ener blames the death of Deputy Darren Goforth on African-American protestors and threatens to hunt them down, saying “a thug’s life don’t matter,” while brandishing a shotgun.
Yolanda Smith, a member of the Houston chapter of the NAACP, said she would like to see federal agents investigate Ener’s statements as well. She said the NAACP does not condone violence against anyone.