A far-left documentary filmmaker suggested on Twitter Monday that using the term “hero” to describe the “white” police officer who shot and killed a Somali stabbing suspect is racist.
Tariq Nasheed, a self described “anti-racism strategist,” alleged that Ohio State University Police Officer Alan Horujko was only being praised because he was white and the suspect, Abdul Razak Ali Artan, was black.
“So white officer Alan Horujko who shot and killed the Black Somali stabbing suspect in Ohio is being paraded as a hero,” Nasheed wrote. “Thats interesting.”
Nasheed attempted to back up his theory by pointing to a shooting incident last month in Boston in which he claimed no officers were labeled as heroes. As one Twitter user quickly pointed out, the officers actually were.
Other Twitter users, some who even had children attending OSU, accused Nasheed of attempting to create racial division.
“So white officer Alan Horujko who shot and killed the Black Somali stabbing suspect in Ohio is being paraded as a hero…”