By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
According to NBC Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Police Union President John McNesby has called Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins ‘racist.’ This comes following Jenkins opinionated post in the Philadelphia Inquirer, where he called for reforms within the police department.
The post was made on Monday in the Inquirer. In his piece, he asked for six reforms that the next police commissioner should make, including “how law enforcement policies our children,” and Jenkins asked for increased “accountability” and transparency.”
The piece on Philadelphia’s oldest newspaper also asked for Mayor Jim Kenney to have a forum, where residents are able to speak on a new Police Commissioner to replace Richard Ross, who departed the organization in August. He left the rank and file following allegations that he allegedly mishandled sexual harassment claims.
One day later, after Jenkins had his piece in the Inquirer, McNesby responded with his very own letter to the paper.
“Hurling slurs and false allegations against police offers nothing in the way of improvement,” FOP President McNesby wrote in his piece. “Like other has been football players, they now do most of their running with their mouths.”
McNesby wasn’t done taking shots at Jenkins. In his six paragraph letter to the paper, he also wrote, “Only the Inquirer would offer Malcolm Jenkins to tackle crime, when he can’t even manage to tackle his own opponents.”
The President also said that Jenkins requests were a “racist attack.” He even said that Jenkins doesn’t live in Philadelphia.
NBC Philadelphia is reporting that Jenkins lives in the Northern Liberties section of the city. He is also a registered Democrat in the 175th legislative district in Philadelphia, according to the TV station.
Jenkins is one of the most outspoken players in the NFL about social issues.