One of President Obama’s Police Task Force members got infuriated that the police worked alongside PETA to help build community relationships with the police by handing out free vegan ice cream to kids.
The St. Louis Missouri Police worked together with PETA as a part of an initiative called “Operation Polar Cops,” a community program that shares ice cream and treats with children.
As a part of the initiative, PETA provided $1,000 worth of non-dairy treats including coconut, almond and soy-based vegan ice cream bars.
After hearing about the initiative, POTUS Police Force Task member, Brittany Packnett became infuriated that police were giving back to the community, despite all the happy faces in the crowd.
Back in February, President Obama met with leaders from different generations of the civil rights movement to discuss criminal justice reform as well as bridging the gap between police and their communities by building relationships and trust between them. Packnett was at the meeting where all of these topics were discussed. She also was alongside President Obama on the day that he chose to talk about race relations while speaking at the memorial for the five police officers killed in Dallas during a terrorist attack.
Packnett is an educator, activist and the Executive Director for Teach For America in St. Louis. She also helped with the launch of Campaign Zero which is a police reform campaign that coincides with the Black Lives Matter organization.
Some people agreed with Packnett on her stance and tweeted back at her.