George Floyd’s murder in Minneapolis has caused some Americans to re-evaluate and reexamine its policing system: Should reforms be enacted? Should cities get rid of their police altogether?
These questions and more are being asked by people across the political spectrum, including lawmakers at the local, state, and federal levels.
Countering the narrative that all officers are racist and bad, famous rapper Lil Wayne shared during a new interview that his life was saved by a white officer.
Faithwire reports Lil Wayne said during the latest episode of Apple Music’s “Young Money Radio” that a white officer came to his aide while several other black officers passed him by.
“My life was saved when I was young,” he said. “I was 12 or something, I think. Shot myself. I was saved by a white cop, Uncle Bob. So you have to understand … you have to understand the way I view police, period. I was saved by a white cop.”
The rapper mentioned several black officers passed him by while searching the residence for potentially illegal substances.
“There was a bunch of black cops jumped over me when they saw me at that door, laying on the floor with that hole in my chest; he refused to,” he continued. “Those black cops jumped over me, and ran through the crib, and said, ‘We found the gun, we found this, we found that.’ [Uncle Bob] said, ‘I found this baby on this floor. I need to get to a hospital.’ He didn’t wait for an ambulance. He took his car. He made somebody drive it, and he made sure that I lived.”
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Lil Wayne’s comments about police come as protests and riots have broken out in all 50 states following the death of George Floyd, a black man killed by former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, a white man.
Chauvin has since been charged with second-degree murder and manslaughter. A majority of the city council members have also vowed to eliminate the police department.