MIT Librarian Rips Funeral Home, Accuses Them Of Racism For Flying 'We Support Our Police' Flag

Alena McNamara said in letter 'We Support Our Police Flag' was akin to killing black citizens without a trial.

Waltham, Massachusetts - A librarian at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology sent a letter to a funeral home criticizing them for flying a “We Support Our Police” flag.

Alena McNamara wrote in the Oct. 15 letter to Brasco & Sons Memorial Chapels that “We Support Our Police” flag horrifies her and that the flag “comes off as supporting police killing Black citizens without even a trial.”

The letter was first reported by Turtleboy Sports.

The letter went on, “In this context, your flag is saying: We are fine with police murdering Black citizens, because more deaths create more business for us as a funeral home.

"That is a terrifying statement to make to our African-American neighbors in Belmont. It is also a ghoulish public statement to fly on your flagpole."

McNamara bragged on Twitter about the letter when she wrote Oct. 15, “Wrote my letter to local racist funeral home, now I just have to print and send.

"I am asking them to explain themselves, but I don’t think they really have any reason other than racism tbh. Gonna post the letter on fb probably and tag some folks who live near me in hopes that we can ALL send them letters.”

Wayne Brasco, owner of the memorial chapel, confirmed to Blue Lives Matter that he did receive the letter.

Brasco said he flies the police flag because he has family members who are police officers.

He didn’t know how to respond to McNamara’s letter because it was so outlandish to compare supporting police to “supporting killing black people without even a trial.”

“How do you respond to that? I don’t know what to say,” Brasco said. “To me, it’s crazy.”

McNamara also said in the letter police lives are no more in danger than garbage collectors and nurses.

“I will note too that there is absolutely no evidence that police are in any greater danger on the job than, for instance, nurses or garbage collectors. Replacing your flag with one that said, ‘We Support Our Nurses’ would create a much more positive image.”

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ACOmom
ACOmom

This critter bald? Anyway MIT hasn't gotten any smarter than protests during Nam when halls blocked.administration still dumb,then they should have turned off HVAC, water, locked all doors but one, no electricity and used a bullhorn to tell them to come on out when tired of crappy,hot,waterless life. She/ it should be sued by funeral homes for harassment. Nobody pushing her to funeral homes, I'm sure a cremain company would suit her/its needs ,as they might be. If she's got hair, too much product,breelcream,or such

JZP
JZP

Prud'uh sure thare's some Y-chruma'zomes floatin' 'roun' in thare.

Doc45
Doc45

No the person is a joke.

CopsKidTwo
CopsKidTwo

I would love to be able to add a thumbs up to so many of these comments. Among my favorites are those from Cooper1212, Maew1980, VikingAmazon, and RayDClark. To which I would add, "You can't fix stupid."

Cooper1212
Cooper1212

Sometimes you just have to turn a deaf ear and not answer stupid people - it is a waste of time.

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