A former police officer called into C-SPAN to correct the wrong statements made by Heather MacDonald, a fellow with the conservative think tank, the Manhattan Institute.
“Contrary to the claim of the Black Lives Matter movement, the result is not a halcyon period for those many law-abiding residents of inner cities who want the police and need them,” she explained. “The result is the type of bloodbath that [FBI Director James Comey] rightly is happening in cities across the country.”
“With more and more people resisting arrest now, unfortunately, we are sort of in a vicious spiral where officers are going to be provoked to use force more often themselves. Thereby fueling what I think is a not fair discourse about policing.” she added.
James, a former police officer from North Carolina, called into the show to tell MacDonald she was wrong about racism. “Ms. Mac Donald is about to make my head explode,” said James.
“I think the first night that I went out on patrol with my field training officer, he asked me, ‘What do we call a nightstick?’” James said. “He told me, ‘We call a night stick a n*gger knocker.’ That’s what he told me. That’s when I knew I wasn’t going to stay in law enforcement.”
“That’s when I knew and racist cops aren’t like spotting a rainbow unicorn,” he continued. “It’s a lot more prevalent that Ms. Mac Donald wants to acknowledge. We need to just quit calling it anything other than racism. Racism is precisely what it is.”
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