Join us in a conversation with Blexit co-founder Brandon Tatum, former Tucson police officer.
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at 12 p.m. (ET)
In this era of civil unrest and sharp political division, how do black cops—or any cops—maintain the motivation and commitment to do their job?
Public officials can help by boldly defending police against the tsunami of outrageous lies from media and Black Lives Matter that generate only more hatred.
A survey conducted last winter showed how effective the media and BLM, together with many prominent Democrats, have been in brainwashing the public about police/citizen encounters.
Asked how many unarmed black men were shot by police last year, more than half of the respondents who identified as liberals guessed more than 1,000.
The real number is in the low teens. Even self-identified conservative respondents said the number was eight times higher than the reality. Meanwhile, dozens of people are shot every weekend in cities like Chicago, Baltimore, St. Louis, Minneapolis and Washington, D.C.
The only time a killing makes sustained headlines is when the media can blame a police officer. They didn’t care much beyond a news cycle when 7-year-old Jaslyn Adams was riddled with bullets on April 18 in her father’s car at a McDonald’s drive-thru in Chicago. Or when another 7-year-old girl in D.C. was shot in the chest on May 1 while out riding on her scooter.
When an officer shot a knife-wielding teen, Ma’khia Bryant, in Columbus, Ohio on April 20, saving the life of her would-be victim, the media and Democrats sprang into action. The White House tweeted of Ma’Khia:
“She was a child. We know that police violence disproportionately impacts Black and Latino people and communities and that black women and girls, like black men and boys, experience higher rates of police violence.”
It’s not true. And this kind of repeated lie has real-world consequences. Police are being defunded even in crime-ridden cities. Cops are on the receiving end of an upsurge in unprovoked violent attacks, including assassinations. Not surprisingly, many departments are reporting numerous resignations and difficulty in recruiting. Who wants to put his or her life on the line under these circumstances?
And what of the people in those neighborhoods? Do the media poll them to see if they want their only protection – the thin blue line — withdrawn under orders from BLM, Antifa and other Marxist activist groups?
Something has to change quickly or many more lives will be lost, and stricken cities will be unable ever to rebuild in what amounts to a socially engineered state of anarchy.
Brandon Tatum is the author of the upcoming book “Beaten Black and Blue: Being a Black Cop in an America Under Siege” (November 2021).
Mr. Tatum, a former Tucson police officer, founder of TatumReport.com, CEO of three companies, and co-founder of BLEXIT, has become one of the most prolific speakers and exciting personalities on social media after making a Facebook Video that garnered over 70 million views.
Blexit, also co-founded by Turning Point USA Communications Director Candace Owens, inspires black Americans to leave the Democrat Party and to “stop being victims.”
Brandon has a following of more than 3 million people spread across various social media platforms. He has been featured on The Ingraham Angle, Fox Business, Fox & Friends, Headline News, Newsmax, One America News, as well podcasts for Diamond and Silk, Ben Shapiro, Salem radio, and many large local radio markets, just to name a few.
He was invited by President Donald J. Trump to the White House on several occasions.
Brandon consistently speaks to crowds of more than 1,000 people. He has shared the stage with many world-renowned leaders including the president of the United States.
He spoke at more than 26 colleges and universities in over 20 different states last year alone. Brandon is well recognized for his Godly perspective, dynamic personality, authentic message, and his natural ability to relate to everyday Americans.
In his youth, Brandon was an All-American high school football player out of Fort Worth, Texas. He was featured in the U.S. Army All-American Game, which showcases the top 78 high school football players in the nation.
Brandon accepted a full athletic scholarship from the University of Arizona in 2005. He played football at Arizona and entered the NFL Draft in 2010. God had other plans for Brandon, though, and he joined the Tucson Police Department a year later, where he served for six years.
During his tenure, Brandon became a SWAT operator, field training officer, general instructor and a Public Information Officer.
Brandon has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona in Sociology and is working on his master’s in business leadership from Grand Canyon University.
Please join us for this informative and stimulating discussion.