Jerry Ford Jr., a University of Houston grad student and Black Lives Matter leader, has had a change of heart towards police after experiencing a dangerous situation. When Ford was entering his apartment one night, he noticed a young man lurking near his complex. Thinking little of it, Ford went to go unlock his front door, when the man came up to him and held him at gunpoint. The man then stole his phone and wallet, and ran off.
The apartment complex Ford lives in is off campus, so there are no campus police patrols near his community. The complex has experienced multiple robberies and thefts in recent weeks due to a lack of security, and now Ford is advocating for a change.
“I hope they would take a bigger stance and put more security over here because you have a lot of people walking back and forth to class,” Ford told corresponding news outlets. Hopefully, Ford thinks next time about the safety cops provide before joining a movement that demonizes them for their service.
— Heat Street (@heatstreet) September 15, 2016
If you would like to receive Breaking News text alerts on a smartphone or tablet, download the DML APP which is completely FREE and easy to use. Go to the Google Play Store or the IOS App Store and search for DML APP. Be sure to keep the app’s notifications setting on. Another way to receive alerts is to text to 40404 the following message: follow @realdennislynch (be sure to put a space between the word follow and the @ symbol).
To see more stories like this, sign up below for Dennis Michael Lynch’s email newsletter.
Sign up to get breaking news alerts from Dennis Michael Lynch.
Woman Makes Distressing 911 Call – What the Police Find is Unnerving