Dave Chappelle Says Cops Should Take Uniform Off If They Don’t Want To Be Killed

Dave Chappelle says that is cops don't like getting killed, they should take their uniform off.

Dave Chappelle says that is cops don’t like getting killed, they should take their uniform off.

Dave Chappelle Says Cops Should Take Uniform Off If They Don’t Want To Be Killed

Dave Chappelle is a comedian, and he’s a good one at that. He’s become wealthy ripping society in general and has left no group unscathed in his sometimes cruel, comical attacks. Personally, I’ve always been a fan of Chappelle’s and I know many in law enforcement who have as well. So initially, his November 12th Saturday Night Live monologue didn’t bother me. I even laughed. Then I thought more deeply about some of the comments that were made, in particular regarding “Blue Lives Matter”.

In Chappelle’s monologue, he spoke of the election of Donald Trump as president. “We’ve actually elected an internet troll as our president” he said. Chappelle commented on the fact that he’s wealthy and joked that when his “black friends who have money” said that they are leaving the country because of the Trump victory, they asked if he would leave too. Chappelle said, “Nah, I’m good dawg. Im going to stay here and get this tax break, see how it works out.”

But it was his comment about police that of course, caught my the attention and that of many in the law enforcement community. After asking why we even have to say that “black lives matter”, Chappelle turned his attention to police.

“Blue lives matter. What, was you born a police? That is not a blue life. That is a blue suit. If you don’t like it, take that suit off, find a new job, because I’ll tell you right now, if I could quit being black today, I’d be out the game.” He then admitted, “I did the next best thing, I became a rich black person”.

It was another Chappelle “joke” and people laughed. Surely the anti-police hate groups found it amusing. The joke however, was anything but to some.

It wasn’t a joke to the people in law enforcement; men and women, black, white and many others of color, of every religion and sexual orientation, all joining together as one and choosing to put on that “blue suit” at the risk of their own “blue life” in order to protect those in their communities who can’t protect themselves. To serve with equality and without bias, those who appreciate what they do as well as those who don’t, regardless of what the propaganda of the day may say.

It wasn’t a joke to the families, the wives and the children, the mothers and fathers, who have lost loved ones; heroes who have made the ultimate sacrifice by giving their lives in the service of their communities. Those left behind will not find solace in identifying the uniforms in which they proudly wore and bravely died as mere “blue suits”.

It wasn’t a joke, but it was a discredit to so many who have and continue to voluntarily wear the uniform; heroes who risk it all to ensure the safety of our nation. To them, taking off that “blue suit” will never be an option.

America needs police officers. Nobody consents to getting attacked or murdered when they put on their uniform, but they understand that it’s a risk that they take to protect society from the evil people who think nothing of harming others. If every police officer who didn’t want to be attacked took their uniform off, we’d have no police officers left in our country.

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