‘Fox & Friends’ Complains: ‘Police Use of Force Is at an All-Time Low’ in New York
Fox & Friends hosted a panel discussion on policing on Monday where co-host Steve Doocy and guests lamented that police in New York are using less force under Mayor Bill de Blasio. The segment was part of a long-running Fox News critique of the mayor’s approach to the NYPD.
“Go back to what Mayor de Blasio stated in the past,” said retired NYPD detective Darrin Porcher. “We go back to the verdict or the decision not to indict officer Pantaleo based on what happened with Eric Garner, you clearly saw Mayor de Blasio come out and state that he had a disdain for that verdict and he really felt that the police officers should have been indicted in that case.”
“And that kind of put forward a movement towards this anti-police and we had an individual that came and shot and killed officers Liu and Ramos as a result. The dynamic is police officers are here to protect us as citizens. And if we don’t have police officers, then we will have something we refer to as the purge, the movie we saw in Hollywood as a result.”
“It’s too common these days when a police officer is trying to make an arrest here in New York City or elsewhere to be surrounded by an angry name-calling crowd,” Doocy said.
“And that’s why, one of the reasons why right now here in New York City the police use of force is at an all-time low. Nobody wants to wind up having a video, a cell cam video of them doing something that might lose them their job.”
Watch the video above, via Fox News.