Watch: Atlanta mayor shuts down Israel boycotters
‘Black Lives Matter’ group demanded Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed cut off ties with Israeli police. This was his response:
When Mayor of Atlanta Kasim Reed was presented with a list of demands by a group associated with the “Black Lives Matter” (BLM) campaign, which included a demand to end joint training exercises with the Israeli police, he was none too impressed.
The BLM faction in question, ALTisREADY, had issued a list of demands to the Atlanta Police Dept., which led with the following:
We demand a termination to APD’s involvement in the Georgia International Law Enforcement Exchange (GILEE) program, that trains our officers in Apartheid Israel (sic).
Responding at a press conference to a journalist who asked why he rejected the list of demands, Reed said bluntly:
“There was a demand that I stop allowing the Atlanta Police Department to train with the Israeli police department.
“I’m not going to do that; I happen to believe that the Israeli police department has some of the best counterterrorism techniques
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