Cops Tell Mavericks CEO To Shove Off When She Brings Food After Insulting Them

The new CEO of the Mavericks proved she was clueless when she tried to get Dallas officers to honor men shot by police.

Dallas, TX – The new chief executive officer of the Dallas Mavericks learned the hard way that she is completely clueless about what Dallas police officers have had to deal with, when she was turned away trying to deliver breakfast and a donation to Dallas police headquarters on Wednesday morning.

Many Dallas officers were outraged by a mass email sent to Dallas Police Department officers from Mavericks’ CEO Cynthia Marshall introducing her # BB725 that explained the “7-25” date of the event with the phrase “2 died because they were black, 5 died because they wore blue,” KTVT reported.

Dallas police said they found the description offensive and asked why Marshall’s event failed to honor the three Baton Rouge officers who died in an ambush a week after the attack on officers in Dallas during a Black Lives Matter demonstration.

Marshall played dumb in front of reporters and tried to blame the rebuff of her efforts on racism, the Dallas Morning News reported.

"It's unfortunate that someone is offended because we have young black men who are racially profiled and getting killed," Marshall told KTVT.

Marshall said she started the # BB725 movement two years ago, after five Dallas police officers were killed during protests over the deaths of two black men, Alton Sterling and Philando Castile who had been killed in other cities, KTVT reported.

Marshall said that Sterling and Castile died because they were black, and the five Dallas officers were killed because they wore blue.

That’s why Marshall encouraged everyone to wear black and blue in memory of all of the men in one unified statement, she told KTVT.

Unfortunately, Marshall was far off the mark. Numerous Dallas police officers were not interested in lumping Sterling and Castile in with murdered heroes.

Alton Sterling was fatally shot by police while actively trying to kill police officers after he was contacted for brandishing his gun. The shooting was determined to be justified by the U.S. Department of Justice. The Louisiana Attorney General also called the shooting "well founded and reasonable."

Philando Castile was shot while high on drugs and not listening to Officer Jeronimo Yanez's commands not to reach towards his gun. Officer Yanez was later acquitted by a jury.

Neither Sterling or Castile were shot "because they were black," but this false belief contributed to the motive of a terrorist who assassinated five Dallas officers, and wounded nine others. It also contributed to the motive of a second terrorist who assassinated three officers in Baton Rouge, and wounded three more.

Saying that Sterling and Castile were shot because of their skin color only perpetuates the same myth that got officers killed.

Dallas police notified Marshall that they were rejecting her offer to bring breakfast to headquarters and make a donation because officers were offended by her attempt to combine a memorial for both police officers who had been murdered in the line of duty, and men who had been shot by police.

Marshall was undeterred by the rebuff from the police, and showed up at Dallas PD headquarters on Wednesday morning with a group of about 10 people, and observed a moment of silence, KTVT reported.

They brought breakfast and a donation of $7,250 with them, but regardless of their offering, they were asked to leave.

Marshall told the KTVT that her group was turned away at the door to police headquarters because of its controversial nature.

A police spokeswoman said in a written statement that the event was canceled "in response to internal member feedback and the current mood within our organization," the Dallas Morning News reported.

The police department said it had communicated directly with the Mavericks leadership early on Wednesday to explain the problem.

Officers told KTVT that they support the mission, but not the language, behind Marshall’s efforts.

Still, Marshal didn’t seem to “get it.”

She shared a picture on Twitter of herself posing with two Dallas officers at an earlier Mavericks game.

“It seems that as long as we are honoring blue we can proceed with the fact that we have black mixed in appears to be a problem that’s actually offensive to me,” Marshall complained to KTVT.

Marshall’s group took their donuts and Whataburger breakfast tacos over to the Dallas Boys and Girls Club instead, and also made a donation to that organization.

Comments (23)
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rc8888
rc8888

Thank God for the body cams. Things are changing and the bad guys don't like it.

NTPD935Ret
NTPD935Ret

I am so glad and soooo proud of the Dallas PD coppers for standing up to what is correct and proper! Our cops were hero’s that gave their lives to their communities and those others were thugs that got exactly what they deserved.

kycopmom
kycopmom

Straddling a fence between blm and the PD made her about as welcome as a fart in church, and rightly so!

AnnykaV
AnnykaV

Good on you, DPD, good on you .

LordSeamus
LordSeamus

Now there's a department worth working for ! Good for Dallas PD.

RPG156
RPG156

Her clumsy attempt to combine the media-fueled false narrative that inspired the racially-motivated murders of Ahrens, Krol, Smith, Thompson and Zamarippa with justified shootings in other states is both ignorant and shows that her diversity ends where her skin begins.

TarnishedCopper
TarnishedCopper

That shows the dignity and devotion to what is right by the cops! Well Done! They did not let the death of their officers to be "spun" or manipulated into an anti-cop message!

LEO0301
LEO0301

It would be nice if she concentrated her efforts on finding solutions to the violence that perpetrates most black neighborhoods in this country.

Ladyfluterby
Ladyfluterby

She stage this for the media attention. She can play dumb or clueless but she knew exactly what she was doing and played the race card along with the poor me card. Good job DPD for standing up to her and holding your ground.

magnumforc
magnumforc

And the Mavericks owner is....another idiot!

flagwaver
flagwaver

Her wanting to bring food and a donation only added insult to injury. In my opinion she is the poster child for racism. God bless our leos and God bless our BLue LIves MAtter.YOu rock!

GForce48
GForce48

If these "high profile" athletes, organizations, and celebrities were serious about reducing crime in a specific community they would address the following:

  1. High school dropout rates
  2. Illegal drug use including marijuana
  3. Skyrocketing out of wedlock child births with multiple women/men
  4. Diminished respect for life in general
  5. Rap music that degrades women and glorifies violence
  6. Be advocates for efforts that provide hope and encourages and fosters faith in a positive future!

The efforts should not be a one and done photo op either! It must be a continuous ongoing effort that has meat to it and sustainability!

Just-My-Thoughts
Just-My-Thoughts

Those officers cannot be bought. She's an idiot. Here's a thought.........How to phrase this right w/o being a racist. If you do what you're asked to do with respect you probably won't have a problem. If you have a warrant, why fight it, go and get it taken care of. If you shoot or fight with someone you will be arrested, possibly killed, People need to mind their own business and realize EVERYTHING isn't because they're black, white red or whatever color. They did something wrong and are paying the consequences. Simple... You cry wolf too many times and absolutely no one will believe you..... wait til an investigation is complete before you riot and ruin other peoples lives. No on will care anymore what the race baiters are saying.

Caprice56
Caprice56

She was told in writing before her stunt, not to come. They wanted nothing to do with it. Did she listen? No. She knew her PR moment would not be welcomed. Why else bring witnesses? And this is why bad things happens when black people don’t want to listen to the police either. Thinking the laws don’t apply to them. I am quite sure she would have been offended if it was the other way around. If the police chose to honor their officers along with her “martyrs”. She would have made a huge scene. She proves racism exist in all races.

Katarina
Katarina

What an arrogant and foolish woman. She went right ahead with her publicity stunt by using an old picture to make it look like she was supported by police in trying to make martyrs out of two criminals. People like her wouldn't know or accept truth if it slapped them upside the head. Looks like you don't need an even average IQ to be CEO, Just be skilled in the act of deceit. Small wonder we don't trust people with hidden agendas.

stxnpx
stxnpx

If I were those officers, I would have wondered if someone had spit in the food and would have declined it, too. This reminds me of the movie, "Step Up," about a charter school in Baltimore that uses step-dancing to inspire girls to work hard as a team and in their academics. Sounds good, right? The team's award-winning performance, though, is based on the myth of "Hands Up, Don't Shoot" and these girls, along with their supporters, family members and anyone who watches the movie, are being fed the Ferguson lie and some of them are in college to become social justice activists and lawyers. The lies spread by school staff members and racist activists are endangering cops, caucasians, and anyone who supports members of either group. The rest of us have to counteract the media's lies to stop this chain reaction.

StephenAustin
StephenAustin

Black Lives should Matter as much as cop lives yet I can comprehend why they would prefer not to do it. They most likely feel like she's using them for a motivation rather than really attempting to get to the base of an exceptionally complex issue. Best Essay Writing Service

Katarina
Katarina

@StephenAustin Black lives do matter. The problem is the way they died. The cops were murdered in cold blood. The black men were criminals either trying to kill a cop, or reaching for a gun when told not to.