• Morgan Freeman: ‘Cops Are Terrorists’

    Morgan Freeman supports the Baltimore riots sparked by the death of Freddie Gray and says technology is bringing to light “how dangerous police are.”

    Freeman blamed “police terrorism” for the “unrest in Baltimore,” and backed the protestors.

    “That unrest [in Baltimore] has nothing to do with terrorism at all, except the terrorism we suffer from the police,” the 77-year-old star said. “And the fact that now that’s out in the open.”

    Freeman referred to the case of Amadou Diallo, the Guinea immigrant who in 1999 was killed by four New York City plain clothes officers who mistook his wallet for a gun. “Forty-one times he was shot—that was the beginning of our understanding of how dangerous police are.”

    The Academy-Award winning actor apparently believes the violence is necessary to attract attention.

    He was asked if he is supportive of the protestors and replied, “Absolutely.”

    “I was watching the news last night,” he said, “and [a protester] said, ‘You know, when we were out here marching peacefully, nobody was here. And now we start burning the place down, everybody is listening. What do you think we’re gonna do to be heard?’

    “It’s like, hey, she’s got a point there,” Freeman said

    Freeman also discussed how to expose “police violence.”

    “Because of the technology—everybody has a smartphone—now we can see what the police are doing,” he said. “We can show the world, look, this is what happened in that situation. So why are so many people dying in police custody? And why are they all black? And why are all the police killing them white? What is that?”

    “The police have always said, ‘I feared for my safety,’” Freeman added. “Well, now we know. OK. You feared for your safety while a guy was running away from you, right?”

    Freeman has commented publicly on racial issues before, describing the tea party as racist.

    Alicia Powe

    Staff Writer

    Alicia Powe is a staff writer for Daily Surge. She worked in the War Room of the Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee and served as a White House Intern during the George W. Bush administration. Alicia has written for numerous outlets, including Human Events, Media Research Center and Townhall.com.

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