Bernard Kerik: Anti-Police Rhetoric "Has the Potential to Rip America at its Seams"


"[New York City] Mayor de Blasio, [Al] Sharpton and others like them…have blood on their hands," former NYPD Commissioner Bernard Kerik told FOX News immediately following the execution-style murder of two cops on December 20th.

A couple days later at Time, Kerik wrote that war has been "waged on our homeland" by anti-cop forces that "has the potential to rip America at its seams and cause damage far worse than any attack on our country, including that on 9/11/2001."

As several Reason folks argued following this horrifying murder, blaming Mayor de Blasio, Al Sharpton, or the recent spate of protests in New York for the actions of a deranged cop killer is nonsensical, and ironically the sort of argument more typically heard from media critics on the left looking to attribute acts of violence to right-wing "hate speech." The person responsible for this senseless murder was the man who pulled the trigger.

Back in August, Kerik sat down with Nick Gillespie for a far more sober discussion of Eric Garner, police militarization, Ferguson, broken windows policing, and more. Click below to watch that interview.