Nate Hamilton appears to be channeling his inner Ismaaiyl Brinsley.
Nate Hamilton just issued a call to "get rid of these pigs that kill us...They feed off of us and we can't let them do that no more."
— Dan O'Donnell (@DanODradio) December 22, 2014
"Get of rid of these pigs that kill us."
From AP, via ABC News:
Hamilton's brother Nate spoke bitterly, saying the family had "cried too long."First, everyone should be held accountable for their actions.
"We don't have to be the voice of reason," he said. He called on people to stand with the family "so we can get rid of these pigs that kill us. Because that's what they are."
If a police officer has committed wrongdoing on the job, he or she should face the consequences. Justice should be done. It's right to fight for justice within the law.
That said, Nate Hamilton's rhetoric, his horrible choice of words, is inexcusable; especially when placed in the context of the NYPD assassinations and Brinsley's promise, "I'm putting wings on pigs today" before he killed Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu.
On this video, Hamilton says, "He (Officer Christopher Manney) massacred my brother. He stood there and looked at him. He sized him up and he killed him with hate. He killed him with intent."
Hamilton's "pigs" line is not included in this video, even though AP reports the quote.
At 2:53, there is a break in the video. Why the edit?
Where's video of Hamilton delivering his "get rid of these pigs that kill us" line?
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel also reports Hamilton's "pigs" quote.
Speaking to supporters outside the Federal Courthouse, Nate Hamilton, brother of Dontre Hamilton, said he and the other family members will remain strong, won't waver and won't turn their backs on injustice.
"We deserve justice," he said. "Justice is our right."
The decision appeared to evoke a sense of anger in Nate Hamilton that had not been seen in earlier protests. At one point on the courthouse steps he said, "We need to take our communities back. We need to protect our own communities ... so we can get rid of these pigs that kill us."
Filling in for Mark Belling, Dan O'Donnell opened the show with the audio of Hamilton's "pigs" quote.
Thanks, Dan, for reporting the truth and giving us the audio of Hamilton's statement.
FOX6 News did actually use the audio of Nate Hamilton's horrible remark, but it was a voice-over. He says "get rid of these pigs" at 1:52 in this video.
NATE HAMILTON: We need to protect each other. We need to stop the violence in our communities, so we can get rid of these pigs that kill us.