<p>(WATCH) One of New York&#39;s top cops has accused the press of &quot;vilifying&quot; police officers. Michael O&#39;Meara, head of New York State&#39;s Police Benevolent Association, went off on the media in a Tuesday press conference in remarks that have been criticized as tone-deaf and hypocritical. O&rsquo;Meara said &quot;Stop treating us like animals and thugs. And start treating us with some respect. We&#39;ve been left out of the conversation. We&#39;ve been vilified. It&#39;s disgusting.&quot; At the conference, O&#39;Meara &mdash; standing in front of a lineup of what appeared to be mostly white men in masks &mdash; pushed back against the many Black Americans who have come forward to say they are fearful of law enforcement in the wake of the killing of George Floyd. O&#39;meara said &quot;It just doesn&#39;t happen. Unfortunately It does. The rate of fatal police shooting among Black Americans was 5 times higher than any other race or ethnicity, reports the Statistica Research Department, in numbers compiled between 2017 to 2020.</p>
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<p>(WATCH) One of New York&#39;s top cops has accused the press of &quot;vilifying&quot; police officers. Michael O&#39;Meara, head of New York State&#39;s Police Benevolent Association, went off on the media in a Tuesday press conference in remarks that have been criticized as tone-deaf and hypocritical. O&rsquo;Meara said &quot;Stop treating us like animals and thugs. And start treating us with some respect. We&#39;ve been left out of the conversation. We&#39;ve been vilified. It&#39;s disgusting.&quot; At the conference, O&#39;Meara &mdash; standing in front of a lineup of what appeared to be mostly white men in masks &mdash; pushed back against the many Black Americans who have come forward to say they are fearful of law enforcement in the wake of the killing of George Floyd. O&#39;meara said &quot;It just doesn&#39;t happen. Unfortunately It does. The rate of fatal police shooting among Black Americans was 5 times higher than any other race or ethnicity, reports the Statistica Research Department, in numbers compiled between 2017 to 2020.</p>
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<p>(WATCH) One of New York&#39;s top cops has accused the press of &quot;vilifying&quot; police officers. Michael O&#39;Meara, head of New York State&#39;s Police Benevolent Association, went off on the media in a Tuesday press conference in remarks that have been criticized as tone-deaf and hypocritical. O&rsquo;Meara said &quot;Stop treating us like animals and thugs. And start treating us with some respect. We&#39;ve been left out of the conversation. We&#39;ve been vilified. It&#39;s disgusting.&quot; At the conference, O&#39;Meara &mdash; standing in front of a lineup of what appeared to be mostly white men in masks &mdash; pushed back against the many Black Americans who have come forward to say they are fearful of law enforcement in the wake of the killing of George Floyd. O&#39;meara said &quot;It just doesn&#39;t happen. Unfortunately It does. The rate of fatal police shooting among Black Americans was 5 times higher than any other race or ethnicity, reports the Statistica Research Department, in numbers compiled between 2017 to 2020.</p>
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