FL Sheriff Calls Gillum ‘Hostile’ to Law Enforcement

The Broward Sheriff’s Office Deputies Association accused Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum of being “hostile toward law enforcement” for signing a radical organization’s pledge that contains anti-police rhetoric.

The pledge is a project of the anti-Israel, anti-capitalist Dream Defenders, and cites support for the group’s “Freedom Papers,” which declare that “police and prisons have no place in ‘justice.’” The papers also claim police “were never meant to protect and serve me and you” and “started as slave catchers hired by wealthy plantation owners.”

“This is a blatant attack on our law enforcement community, an insult to the citizens we work to protect, and dishonors the memory of our fallen officers,” wrote Jeff Bell, president of the Broward Sheriff’s Office Deputies Association.