Malcolm Jenkins Responds to John McNesby

It seems rather obvious that Malcolm Jenkins is too woke for John McNesby but not woke enough for Eric Reid. That means you’re probably doing things correctly when it comes to community service and pushing for reasonable and realistic social and political change.

In case you missed it, McNesby, the local Police Union boss, ripped an op-ed Jenkins wrote in the Philadelphia Inquirer, calling the Eagles’ safety a “washed up” player who can’t tackle. The column was an outline of six things that Jenkins was hoping for in a new police commissioner, which included transparency in the search process, leading to somebody who “fights back against the police union.”

Jenkins was asked about McNesby’s response down at NovaCare, and offered up this, via Mike Kaye over at

“I think it proves what we’ve been talking about as far as just the ability to have a conversation about police and what we want to do differently,” Jenkins said Wednesday, regarding McNesby’s letter. “Everything that I try to do is [based] around facts and I work very, very closely with police. I don’t like to talk without experience.”

Jenkins said he spent time with police on a ride-along and witnessed the aftermath of a shooting. He said he saw the disconnect between police and citizens firsthand. That experience backed up his claims in his op-ed.

“Nobody is talking to each other,” Jenkins said. “That trust is not there, and so when we talk about solving violent crimes and getting rid of these shootings and things like that, there needs to be cooperation and that cooperation comes with trust.”

Pretty tempered response from Jenkins, and he’s right; there’s not much of an opportunity for a conversation when the FOP boss is calling you “washed up,” a “has been,” and a “non-resident” who can’t tackle and writes “racist” newspaper attacks. Of course it’s McNesby’s job to defend Philadelphia police officers, but he doesn’t really help himself when he defaults to ad hominem attacks.

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17 Responses

  1. Of course it’s a measured response. Jenkins is a college graduate, has reached the absolute highest level of achievement and accomplishment in his chosen field, and actually cares what people think of him. McNesby can claim none of those, unless you consider donut eating his chosen field.

    1. Being the president of an organizations seems like the highest level of achievement in his field. If Jenkins focused more of his attention on tackling and not giving up the deep ball maybe he would have less times to focus on how to support criminals

        1. Spot on. McNesby is just another representative of the thug culture that pervades Philly’s “labor unions.”

    2. I have multiple family members in law enforcement, some in the city. I support what they do, it’s a rough job, it’s dangerous, the hours suck, the pay is good but no ones getting wealthy from it or anything. All respect to people who wear the uniform.

      That said, McNesby is one of the biggest scumbags out there. Every force, especially one as big as the PPD has its bad apples. When these bad apples become local or national news, McNesby is always out front making up reasons to justify plain thuggish behavior. Then he’ll broker some deal to keep crooked cops on the sideline with pay at the taxpayers expense , until they can DROP out and not lose a thing. It would be great to see him take a stand for once and let justice be served instead of be a shill for the 1% who disgrace the badge.

  2. McNesby is a load who is nothing but a bought and paid for mouthpiece for shitty cops. People who think the uniform puts these people beyond reproach are pretty the same mindless stooges who idolize Trump.

  3. So now Myles Garrett is claiming he was called a racial slur just before he slammed his helmet off the quarterback’s head. No surprise. 🙄

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