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NYPD cop tells Fox News ‘We need’ Democratic lawmakers to be ‘victims’ of crime

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Reacting to news that a progressive Democrat’s car was hit by gunfire, a New York police officer said during a Thursday appearance on Fox News that “we need” lawmakers to be crime victims so they can “see firsthand how bad the streets really are”. ”

During a segment on what Fox News called “America’s crime crisis,” anchor Griff Jenkins said “we’re seeing Liberal Democrat lawmakers who backed defunding the police change their minds.” after being victims of crimes.

He then brought up Rep. Cori Bush (D-Mo.), whose parked car was hit by bullets Saturday morning (she was not in the vehicle).

“The hard truth is that we need lawmakers to be victims,” ​​the New York Police Department sergeant said. Joseph Empress, founder of Blue Lives Matter NYC.

“We need them to understand when the worst possible situation hits them, and then they can turn around and say, ‘Wow, maybe that’s a problem. Maybe I need to wake up and do my job and change things for the better,” he added.

“I’m not praying for these people to get hurt or hurt, but they need to see firsthand how bad the streets really are.”

Jenkins responded to the comments by saying, “Joe, of course, we would never wish any harm on any American, let alone a politician we disagree with.

“But the cases we’ve seen – two cases of carjacking, luckily everyone was fine – maybe that will change their minds. Who knows?”

Bush retweeted a snippet of the exchange, noting that Empress said “but” after saying he didn’t hope people got hurt.

“But?? Fox News is literally pleading for me to face violence,” Bush tweeted.


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