James Blake: Cop Who Slammed Me Into Ground Doesn’t Deserve to Wear the Badge
James Blake spoke to CNN’s Don Lemon this afternoon about being mistakenly slammed to the ground by NYPD officers, and said that the cop who slammed him should lose his job.
The ex-tennis star was slammed to the ground by undercover officers who mistook him for someone they’d been tracking in an identity theft case. Blake received an apology from NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton, who still insisted race had nothing to do with it.
Blake told Lemon the officer “had an agenda” and he’s lucky he didn’t end up with broken bones or a concussion.
He made it clear he has nothing against the police, praising most of them as deserving heroes, but said there’s a “very dangerous” minority that don’t deserve the badge.
Blake reaffirmed that for t0 minutes, he was not told once by the people who surprised him were cops, and said of the cop who slammed into into the ground, “I don’t think he deserves to ever have that badge again… I do think he should lose his job over this”
Watch the video below, via CNN:
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