Police Might Be Boycotting Beyonce Now
"She made a statement and now law enforcement is making a statement."
Just when you thought the anti-Beyonce faction of America had lost all steam, Police unions accross the nation are voting on whether or not to boycott Beyonce's upcoming world tour. Police are now interpreting the imagery of Queen Bey's most recent video as anti-cop, leading them to consider refusing to work in order to voice their discontent.
"To taint police officers globally in the Super Bowl is really wrong," said Sgt. Ed Mullins, president of the Sergeants Benevolent Association in New York City. "She made a statement and now law enforcement is making a statement. What's clear is that no one in the country is trying to resolve the issues between communities of color and the distrust of law enforcement," he added.
CNN reports that "[T]he boycott ... would involve officers refusing to work paid off-duty security for the event, not refusing to perform regular law enforcement duties."
Various police departments and law enforcement associations around the country have joined Sgt. Mullins, including the Dallas Police Association in Texas and The Miami Fraternal Order of Police. Meanwhile, The Massachusetts Police Association are just beginning to consider to what extent they will oppose Mrs. Carter.
Beyonce or her representatives have yet to comment on the issue.