Fox’s Brian Kilmeade Calls for Huge Increase in Police Numbers, Expresses Concern for ‘Lucrative Neighborhoods’
Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade wants to see a 300% increase in the number of police officers in Washington, D.C. in order to deal with the protests. The Fox & Friends host also strongly suggested that police should prioritize wealthier neighborhoods in the nation’s capital.
“There are bad cops,” co-host Ainsley Earhardt said. “We need to get rid of those and look at records and see how they treated people in the past and root them out of these departments.”
“But it’s not fair to the good cops, the ones that are on the ground protecting our communities. And here in New York we have that no bail system where if you get in trouble you go to the jail but you get out immediately. They document on your record but there is no cash bail anymore. You are right back on the streets.”
“Yeah. Well there is so much wrong going on right now,” Kilmeade said. “Number one, I don’t see an increase in cops on the job from 8,000 to 35,000, which they’re capable of.”
“Number two, they are hitting pricey neighborhoods, the most lucrative neighborhoods that fuel the tax base that allows the city to have any social programs whatsoever.”
“And while this happens and chaos reigns and cops and police officers are disrespected, they keep the city shut down entirely saying it’s for our own good. Telling us you can go outside for a while but not for too long. Saying you better wear a mask or else you’re gonna kill your grandmother. At the same time, letting protests rage, encouraging it, saying it’s a good thing, just keep it calm.”
Watch the video above, via Fox News.