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Black Activist Says 'We're at War With…Bad Cops' — but What He's Learned About Slain Texas Deputy Has Moved Him to Action


"It's important that we send a message..."

UNITED STATES - JANUARY 14: Quanell X, spokesman for the New Black Panther Nation, stands outside the Harris Country Jail in Houston, Texas, U.S., on Monday, Jan. 14, 2008. Quiet streets in the Houston suburb of Pasadena filled with hundreds of gun supporters and civil-rights activists after homeowner Joe Horn shot two men who broke into his neighbor's house. (Photo by F. Carter Smith/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

A black activist who said that he's "at war" with bad cops and police corruption joined scores of others in organizing a fundraiser for slain Harris County Sheriff’s Deputy Darren Goforth on Sunday, calling Goforth "a good [cop]."

"We're at war with police corruption," Quanell X, leader of the New Black Panther Party in Houston, Texas, told KTRK-TV. "Police brutality, bad cops, not good ones and from everything that we've learned and we've seen, Deputy Goforth was a good one."

The activist — who insisted that he is not at war with all cops — said that the money he raised alongside other activists outside of a Houston Denny's will go to Goforth's family to help with education costs for his children.

See a memorial video setup to honor Goforth below:

"It's important that we send a message that we don't hate all cops, that we love good police officers," Quanell X told KPRC-TV, affirming this sentiment.

A GoFundMe page setup to help Goforth's family has raised nearly $303,000 as of Monday morning.

As TheBlaze previously reported, the uniformed police officer was killed late last month while he was putting fuel in his car at a Texas gas station. 


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