It’s time for President Barack Obama, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and many in the media to “stop the cop bashing and anti-police rhetoric,” New York Republican Rep. Peter King said Sunday.
“For the last four months, we’ve basically heard nothing other than the cops are guilty, presumed cops are guilty, then the grand jury says they’re not going to be indicted,” King said on Fox News “Sunday Morning Futures With Maria Bartiromo. “People demonstrate, March in the streets, and it’s so slanted.”
King said Sunday that the Eric Garner case in Staten Island was “supposed to be racial,” when in fact “it was an African-American chief of the police department who sent in the police officers at the request of minority business owners. The top-ranking police officer at the scene was an African American female sergeant.”
But even so, that did not stop civil rights leaders like the Rev. Al Sharpton and others from demonstrating, said King. Further, while de Blasio has said he wanted to be notified if there were threats against the police, but “the fact is, last week there were thousands of demonstrators in fact, earlier this week, there were thousands of demonstrators chanting they wanted dead cops, they wanted dead cops now.”
Instead, said King, de Blasio has been supporting Sharpton, but he thinks national and local leaders should stop elevating him.
“The president’s idea of a conversation is to find out how we can make the cops better, assuming that the cops are wrong to begin with,” said King. And such opinions create a climate “where you can have mad men.” Read more.