Neb. state senator: 'My ISIS is the police'
State senator is in hot water over anti-police comments in which he compared officers to the Islamic State extremist group
By Police1 Staff
LINCOLN, Neb. — A Nebraska state senator is in hot water over anti-police comments in which he compared officers to the Islamic State extremist group.
The World-Herald reports State Senator Ernie Chambers said, “My ISIS is the police,” and that “The police are licensed to kill us. Children. Old people.”
Chambers made the remarks during a hearing on a concealed gun bill Friday. The senator has reportedly been a vocal critic of the police force in Omaha.
Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts requested that Chambers issues a public apology on Thursday — one of many officials to condemn the comments, including Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer and Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert, according to the report.
Listen to Chambers' comments below (51 minute mark):