|U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.)|
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On his role in 1968 as co-founder of the Black Panther Party’s Illinois chapter: “The focus of the civil rights movement became police oppression. … Some viewed the police department like an occupying army as it relates to the black community.”
And on police behavior in 1994: “I would send a message to police officers: We honor you, we respect you … but we will not tolerate police brutality.”
All still sadly relevant today.