Washington DC – The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI) a faith-based coalition of 34,000 churches comprised of 15 denominations and 15.7 million African Americans, believes that these two Black law enforcement officials have proven and demonstrated themselves deadly to the African American community and should not be trusted by any measure of the word. Their actions have spoken for themselves. We are talking about Chief U. Reneé Hall and Sergeant Kizzy Adonis. Contrary to these two sisters, we have tens of thousands of good law enforcement officials in our congregations who clearly understand that stealing is wrong, lying is wrong and being an accessory to murder is equally morally wrong. Even to Black people.
Rev. Anthony Evans, President of the National Black Church Initiative says, “It pains the Black Church leadership to be in such harsh judgement of both of these sisters. They may be both Christians, but nothing in their actions note the fact that they love Christ and all of His children. They believe that their badges shield them from the moral responsibility of protecting all of God’s children. These two Black women in the eyes of the Church have blood on their hands and Black blood at that. I do not know how they are going to explain this to Christ.”
Both of these sisters have proven that in their capacity as law enforcement officials, they are willing to let a cold blooded killer get away with murder and allow a Black man to be murdered in front of them without saying a word. What type of human beings they are. Many of the Black feminist groups will be enraged that we have pointed these two sisters out for condemnation.
The Black Church says let them be enraged, we simply do not care when their actions say that Black lives do not matter over their blue blood (badge).
Chief U. Reneé Hall
Chief Hall has demonstrated that she does not even have the capacity to control her own force by allowing the racist white Fraternal Order of Police and the Texas Rangers to dictate to her how to handle the Amber Guyger case. There are two major issues here. First her refusal to arrest Amber Guyger for first degree murder when there is clear cut evidence that this young man was not a threat by simply being in his own apartment. Why did it have to take 72 hours to arrest her even for a lesser charge like man-slaughter?
The second thing is that she would allow her detectives to exercise a warrant on a dead man’s apartment, probably illegally, to plant marijuana in the young man’s apartment. Then, have the nerve to say that she has full confidence in her department to handle this case without prejudice. The Church condemns her in the strongest sense of the word as a conspirator in the death of Youth Minister Botham Jean. How can you believe the police at this point when they will not even respect the evidence that is in front of their faces?
Sgt. Kizzy Adonis
Sergeant Kizzy Adonis is the supervisor who stood over Eric Garner and allowed that racist white cop, Daniel Pantaleo to choke Eric Garner to death. As far as the Church is concerned, she did the choking herself. Eric Garner said, “I can’t breathe.” The Black Church wants Kizzy to be convicted and put in jail for an accessory to murder.
Women always argue that they are not given a chance at leadership and that they are being discriminated against because of their race and gender, but when they do have the power to stop the Daniel Pantaleo’s from choking the Eric Garner’s to death, she did nothing at all. Because she is scared of those white boys.
She should go to jail.