False Martin Luther King Jr. quote on an Ohio cop car

This police department put a quote they’ve attributed to Martin Luther King Jr. on a cop car to celebrate Black History Month… but according to experts, there is no evidence that the civil rights leader made the statement.

Be the peace you wish to see in the world

This police department in Ohio is celebrating Black History Month with a themed cop car that includes a Martin Luther King Jr. quote. But according to researchers, there is no definitive record of MLK actually saying, “Be the peace you wish to see in the world.” 

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The Columbus Division of Police announced the special car, named “History 1,” in a recent Twitter post : according to the department, the vehicle will “celebrate the achievements of African Americans and recognize their roles in our history.” Many on social media were critical of the post. And quick to point out the recent fatal police shooting of Donovan Lewis, an unarmed Black man who was shot and killed by a Columbus officer in August 2022.  

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