Amidst the Black Lives Matter movement going strong, Alice Cooper has stated that he reckons that every city has a “racial problem” citing that those cops need to be “weeded out.”
Speaking with Dave Lawrence of Hawaii Public Radio, iconic musician Alice Cooper discussed the current Black Lives Matter movement, noting that it’s going to continue until those who are racist in the police force are removed.
“Well, isn’t it amazing that that was 50, 60 years ago, or something like that, and we’re still dealing with the same problem?” Alice Cooper queried.
“You would have thought that that solved the problem. But there’s always that five percent of people that are racist,” he noted.
“To be honest with you, I know a lot of cops,” he detailed, while adding that he doesn’t know any racist cops himself, but guarantees that “five percent of the police force in every city have got a racial problem. And those are the guys that get all the headlines, because they do all the stupid things.”
Alice Cooper noted that he approaches everything with that ‘five percent’ mentality, stating: “Five percent of the Muslim population — maybe five percent — back ISIS. The rest of ’em are just like we are. If you put a Muslim family with an American family, they’d have a barbecue and they wouldn’t be even talking about politics, but there’s always that five percent that will upset the entire world.”
That’s where he reckons the problem lies, is that the small percentage of people doing bad create this overlying stigma, and that the bad ones need to be removed in order for things to function properly.
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“I think that’s our problem with the police department,” he stated. “You don’t have a full police department of racists in there; you have maybe a small percentage, and those are the guys that need to be weeded out. I can’t see why we don’t spend the money on getting a committee in every city to weed out the bad guys.”