“Police are an Oppressive Organization” — Police Captain Quits Job, Joins Ferguson Protesters



“Police are an oppressive organization.” —  Former Police Captain Ray Lewis

FERGUSON — The man being arrested in the photo that you see above is Ray Lewis.

Ray Lewis is a former Philadelphia Police Captian.  He has quit his job because he no longer wants to be part of what he views as an “oppressive organization.”

After quitting his job, he watched as the Occupy Wall Street movement gained momentum.

It was at that point that he could no longer bear to watch his fellow Americans being beaten and clubbed on the streets by cops.

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Sick of the brutality, he decided to don his uniform, leave his house, and speak out against what he saw.

He took to the streets, but was soon arrested after referring to police actions as “obnoxious, arrogant, ignorant, and disgusting.”

Now he’s back again, this time in Ferguson.

Ferguson has been a hotbed of both violent riots and peaceful protests, after Officer Darren Wilson was not charged for fatally shooting Michael Brown, who was unarmed.

After the decision was announced by the jury, citizens became enraged and began clashing with officers in the streets.

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A Ferguson police officer is pictured running after Americans allegedly set a patrol car on fire.

Several police cars were burned and many officers were injured after Americans pelted them with rocks and glass bottles.

At some points, gunshots could be heard ringing out, and an FBI agent was reported to have been shot during the clashes.

Given the animosity toward police in Ferguson, many are shocked that Lewis would show up dressed in his full uniform.

Although he dons the uniform so that his message can be heard, Lewis is not proud of his former role as a police officer, and admits that he was involved in an institution designed to oppress Americans.

He’s not interested in being a “celebrity activist,” but the media can’t seem to stay away from him.

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This is likely because Lewis speaks with insight and conviction, truthfully cutting to the heart of the matter.

When asked why he decided to travel to Ferguson to protest against police, Lewis straightforwardly replied “This system is corrupt.”

“The police really are oppressing,” he continued.

“Not only the black community but also whites. It’s an oppressive organization.”

What do you think of Ray Lewis’s comments? Give us your opinion after the video…