After the horrible murders of two New York City police officers on Saturday, Fox’s Bo Dietl joined the “Let’s Ratchet Up Tensions” club on the Justice with Jeanine show that night. Instead of looking for ways to promote calm, Dietl wants more guns pulled on more members of the public.
In another segment with “former police commissioner” Bernard Kerik (once again unidentified as a current felon), Dietl said the following to host Jeanine Pirro:
You know what, Jeanine? I don’t want to panic anybody. But every cop that’s working out there, be (on the) watch, know what’s going on, if you have to pull your gun, you put your gun out, you put it at your side, and you deal with people. Don’t worry about all this baloney because this could be the beginning. These gangs are tweeting back and forth and they’re talking about how they’re gonna get a star on their shoulder. This could be part of a well-organized thing with these gangs…
More guns drawn could easily mean more problems. From a recent New York Times article about the accidental shooting – and killing – of an innocent young man in a crime-ridden New York City public housing complex last month:
Too much gun-drawing by officers, though, presents other risks: An officer can lose control, be disarmed or unnecessarily escalate to deadly force. That can lead to “tragedy for everybody,” said Vincent E. Henry, a former city police officer who retired in 2002 as a Police Academy commander.
… Workers who maintain public housing buildings — repairing the broken lights that make the hallways dark — sometimes worry as much about armed officers as criminals.
But having more guns pulled in an already tense city was not at all a concern to Pirro. No, the Obama-obsessed Pirro was concerned President Obama might prevent Dietl's plan from going into effect. Even though Obama has nothing to do with NYPD rules. “How does a cop draw his gun when you’ve got a president of the United States criticizing cops?” Pirro asked.
DIETL: You’ve gotta go home to your family for Christmas. You take your gun, you put it at your side, you question the guy. If someone wants to make a complaint, they have the right to make the complaint. Watch your butt.
Now Pirro’s only thought was that both Obama and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio were going to be too pro-African American: “But when you have a mayor like de Blasio and a president who says poor African American young men are having a problem with the police…"
Dietl seemed to agree. “Where do they go saying that these guys need another year of training? This is the finest police department.”
Of course I want the police to be safe, too. But adding more guns to an already volatile situation could be a prescription for more trouble, not less. Pirro should have at least considered that aspect, rather than just using the subject to air more of her hostility toward President Obama.
Watch it below, from the December 20 Justice with Judge Jeanine show.
I agree that policemen are there to defend the public and also that everybody on the street fits in that category until a jury says otherwise. People who don’t have the gumption to respect that principle have no business being policemen. Full stop.
IMO, the man who killed those policemen in NY was nothing more, nothing less than an unbalanced individual hyped up by frustration (seems he’d already tried to kill his ex girlfriend). Not much differentiates them from any hate-filled crazy with a gun who decides to shoot at passersby (e.g. the guy shooting from the tower in Houston decades ago felt no need to justify having done so). Today, the marginally saner ones who know that what they are doing is wrong are wont to claim a noble cause. The substance is the same. All societies have such crazies in their midst: what distinguishes the USA is the criminal ease with which such people can get a gun.
Happy holidays all: I’m agonna make me some whole lot of marmalade this year.
Have a nice, safe Christmas, CarlaJD!
This is the reason US is heading to the sewer.. POTUS AG Sharpton and other RADICALs in Govt are the cause of GROWING RACIAL UPROAR.
In time POTUS and holier than thou Liberal loons will require DoD to force military & police to use feather pillows, cotton balls and Q-Tips as their armaments.
Obama never calls out terrorists cause HE SUPPORTS TERRORIST NATIONS and LEADERS.
I saw that police union leader – Patrick something – making some pretty heavy political hay from this. I guess Di Blasio’s insistence on cleaning up the acts of several city departments, including the cops, is creating some resentment. The existence of that resentment may be a good proxy indicator of the need to do so: after all, they wouldn’t have any reason to be resentful if they weren’t doing anything, would they? Just sayin’