'How dare you stand next to me in the same uniform and murder somebody?': Black female police officer delivers impassioned response about police shootings
- Nakia Jones is the first black woman officer in Warrensville Heights, Ohio
- She said she became a cop in 1996 to 'make a difference in people's lives'
- Jones said one of her sons showed her the video of Alton Sterling's shooting death in Louisiana and she watched it 'over and over'
- She made a Facebook live video Wednesday condemning the shooting and it has gone viral with over two million views in less than 24 hours
- Jones said: 'How dare you stand next to me in the same uniform and murder somebody. How dare you? You ought to be ashamed of yourself'
By REGINA F. GRAHAM FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
PUBLISHED: 09:58 EST, 7 July 2016 | UPDATED: 12:24 EST, 7 July 2016
A black female police officer in Ohio delivered a powerful, emotional and personal response to the fatal shooting of Alton Sterling in Louisiana.
In a Facebook live video recorded on Wednesday, Nakia Jones who works as a police officer in Warrensville Heights, said that she watched the graphic video of Sterling's shooting in Baton Rouge, Louisiana 'over and over'.
Jones said she became a police officer in 1996 in East Cleveland before becoming the first black woman officer in Warrensville Heights.
She explains that growing up on East 93rd and Kinsman, what she called a 'ghetto' neighborhood, and later on in East Cleveland, is what inspired her to become a police officer.
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oerful reaction to Louisiana cop-involved shooting
Nakia Jones (above) works as a police officer in Warrensville Heights, Ohio. She said in a Facebook live recording that she watched the graphic video of Alton Sterling's shooting in Louisiana 'over and over'
Jones (above) said she became a police officer in 1996 in East Cleveland before becoming the first black woman officer in Warrensville Heights. She said she became a cop to 'make a difference in people's lives'
Jones said that she watched the shocking video of Sterling's shooting (above) several times and became upset and angry. 'How dare you stand next to me in the same uniform and murder somebody,' she said
'The reason I became a police officer is to make a difference in people's lives,' Jones said.
'I know what it's like to have a parent on drugs. I know what it's like to watch people be picked on and bullied and all kinds of things.
'I said I wanted to make a difference and I want to be that change, so I became that change.'
She said that she is a wife and the mother to two boys, one of which showed her the disturbing video of Sterling's shooting.
Jones said that she watched the shocking video several times and became upset and angry.
'How dare you stand next to me in the same uniform and murder somebody,' she said.
'How dare you? You ought to be ashamed of yourself. If you're that officer and you know you have a God complex and you're afraid of people who don't look like you, you have no business wearing the uniform. Take it off.'
She also took aim at police officers and people who unfairly criticize and categorize all police officers together after police involved shooting incidents as well as those who commit gun violence.
'I'm so hurt, it bothers me when people say: 'police officers this' or 'police officers that'. They put us in this negative category,' Jones said in the more than seven minute long video.
'But I'm saying to myself, 'I'm not that kind of police officer'.'I know officers that are like me that would give their life for other people.
'There's many of us who would give our life for anybody, and we took this oath and we meant it.
'If you are an officer who is prejudiced, take the uniform off and put the KKK hoodie on.'
'If you are white, and you work as (a police officer) in a black community, and you are racist, you need to be ashamed of yourself.
'You stood up there and took an oath. If this is not where you want to work, then you need to take your behind somewhere else.
'If you're afraid to talk to an African American female or a Mexican male or female because they're not white like you, take the uniform off. You have no business being a police officer.'
Jones' video has been viewed more than two million on Facebook with more than 136,000 shares in less than 24 hours since being shared.
'You have no right to be an officer': Black female police officer responds police shootings and tells colleagues to take off their uniform
She also called on black men and children to stop using guns and to unite together as a community, in an attempt to call for an end to gun violence.
'Put these guns down because we're killing each other,' Jones said. 'And the reason why all this racist stuff keeps going on is because we're divided. We're killing each other, not standing together.'
The passionate mother said that she felt like quitting her job at the police department after watching the tragic video of Sterling's shooting.
'But I need you all to support the (officers) that are right,' Jones said. 'And I need for you to stand against those that are not right.'
Jones' video was shared hours before the fatal police involved shooting of Philando Castile, 32, whose death was live streamed on Facebook by his girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, on Wednesday in Falcon Heights, Minnesota.
His devastated mother, Valerie Castile, says that she was prevented from seeing her son on his deathbed and claimed they have been unable to locate Reynolds since she was detained by police.
'If I wasn't a police officer and I wasn't on the inside, I would be saying, 'Look at this racist stuff. Look at this.' And it hurt me.'
She added that there are officers who would give their life to defend people.
Mail Online contacted the St. Anthony's Police Department in Falcon Heights Thursday morning who said that Reynold was released from custody around 4 or 5am.
The shocking footage of the aftermath of the shooting has sparked protests in Saint Paul, with hundreds of people descending on the Governor of Minnesota's house demanding justice. It is the second controversial police shooting of a black man to emerge in 24 hours after Sterling was killed in Louisiana.
In the video of Castile's shooting that's gone viral, Reynolds tells viewers that she and Castile were pulled over for a busted tail light by a 'Chinese police officer'.
She claims the cop, from the St. Anthony Police Department in Falcon Heights, asked Castile, a cafeteria supervisor at a Montessori school in St Paul, to show his license, but then shot him four times while he reached for it.
As she talks, she moves the camera across to show Castile, bloody and losing consciousness, and the cop - still pointing his gun, as her young daughter sits in the back seat.
The police officer, who is yet to be identified, been placed on paid leave.
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