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Bernard Kerik: Where's the Outrage at Killing of NYC Cop?

Posted by on May. 5, 2015 at 7:56 AM
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The merciless gunshot slaying of New York City police officer Brian Moore has not elicited one word of outrage even as anti-police protests rage across the country, former NYPD Commissioner Bernard Kerik says.

He told J.D. Hayworth, host of "Newsmax Prime" on Newsmax TV, that the death of Moore, 25, was a "sad, sad day for the New York City Police Department."

A grand jury will be asked to return a first-degree murder indictment against the shooting suspect, Demetrius Blackwell, officials announced Monday.

"As we mourn this cop, he was not a drug dealer, he didn't have a long rap sheet, he was a pillar in his community, he was a protector for our society," Kerik said of Moore, whose father and other relatives also were officers.

"He was somebody that stood between good and evil, but I don't hear any outrage, I don't hear any community leaders screaming and yelling," Kerik said.

"I don't hear the civil-rights leaders screaming and yelling. I don't hear any protests, I don't hear anything that went on when some others have died over the last six, eight, 10 months," he added, referring to anti-police brutality demonstrations that followed the police shootings of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and 12-year-old Tamir Rice in Cleveland, Ohio; and the police chokehold death of Eric Garner in New York City.

"[Moore] and other cops like him go out every day all over this country to protect and serve their communities," Kerik said. "He died doing so. He deserves respect, he deserves that outrage, and it's just not there."


Kerik added, "You have to believe so" when asked whether Moore's slaying might have been fueled by the anti-police sentiments in recent months.

"Who knows what [Blackwell] was thinking," Kerik said. "The ironic thing is he was already arrested, charged, and imprisoned for attempted murder, and now he took it a step further."

Kerik said, however, that he hoped New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, who came under fire in the wake of two officers' deaths last December, fully understands the sacrifice of police who die in the line of duty.

"You don't want to get into politics on a day like this, but the reality is the cops in the New York City Police Department and cops all over this country, they need to be supported by our leadership," Kerik said.

Although Kerik said he supports the opinion of some legal experts that the charges against six Baltimore police officers in the death of Freddie Gray have "major loopholes" and that society has a "balancing act" ahead.

"First-time, nonviolent, low-level drug offenders, they're being put in prison for 10 to 15 years," Kerik noted. "Everybody should be held accountable for their actions, but in a state criminal charge, something like that would be a misdemeanor . . . You create monsters out of these kids and then you send them back into a community where they're a convicted felon, where they can't get a job.

"There has to be a discussion on how we proceed with criminal charges," Kerik said.

Kerik is the author of the new best-seller, "From Jailer to Jailed: My Journey From Correction and Police Commissioner to Inmate #85888-054."

 




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btamilee
by on May. 5, 2015 at 8:17 AM

How sad that this young man lost his life.......trying to protect the citizens of NY.  I actually have seen very little news coverage of this young mans murder.  Hopefully.....justice in this tragic event will be swift. 

mommyandethan
by Member on May. 5, 2015 at 8:39 AM
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I'm black and yes this comment may shock a few I don't 100% if even 50% support any of the madness marches my kind do. I think the whole world is just so corrupted and backwards nowadays. There won't be any protests or anything of that sought for the slaying of this young officer because everyone is too busy trying to get blood from officers. But as we know had it of been a black man killed by a white officer second later of this slaying that would get more publicity then this innocent officers death who happened minutes before. May this young man rest in peace. And the "thug" who committed this senseless killing should get life. If it was up to me on give him the chair. I don't hate my own kind but I don't agree to alot of things they do.
broboxer
by Platinum Member on May. 5, 2015 at 9:35 AM
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There won't be any rioting or looting. Very few will honor him. It doesn't make good tv
terpmama
by Silver Member on May. 5, 2015 at 12:44 PM
The difference is that his murderer was promptly found, arrested and prosecuted... Unlike the murderers of those who's deaths are outraged over. Tere would be more outrage for this fallen officer if his murderer was excused, not pursued as a suspect or otherwise let off by those sworn to protect. Apples and oranges
broboxer
by Platinum Member on May. 5, 2015 at 1:44 PM
Nope, the difference is, in 5 years this young officer gave his life serving and protecting his city. The difference is he was highly decorated for doing his job in the short 5 years he was on. The difference is he was willing to do his job exceedingly well for people who appreciated his efforts and for those who didn't. The difference is, he chose to live an honorable life and not a thug life.

Quoting terpmama: The difference is that his murderer was promptly found, arrested and prosecuted... Unlike the murderers of those who's deaths are outraged over. Tere would be more outrage for this fallen officer if his murderer was excused, not pursued as a suspect or otherwise let off by those sworn to protect. Apples and oranges
jessilin0113
by Ruby Member on May. 5, 2015 at 1:53 PM
Outrage happens when people feel there is no justice. What happened to this officer was a tragedy but the perpetrator was arrested and will go to jail. Justice will be served.
Luvnlogic
by Platinum Member on May. 5, 2015 at 2:03 PM
Yes, this. But these stories of "where's the outrage?" are all over right now as though they somehow disprove and/or discredit why issue of police misconduct has gotten to the boiling point.

Quoting jessilin0113: Outrage happens when people feel there is no justice. What happened to this officer was a tragedy but the perpetrator was arrested and will go to jail. Justice will be served.
jessilin0113
by Ruby Member on May. 5, 2015 at 2:10 PM
It's just whiners crying "what about the white people???" so they don't have to think too hard about societal discrimination and injustice and their privilege.

Quoting Luvnlogic: Yes, this. But these stories of "where's the outrage?" are all over right now as though they somehow disprove and/or discredit why issue of police misconduct has gotten to the boiling point.

Quoting jessilin0113: Outrage happens when people feel there is no justice. What happened to this officer was a tragedy but the perpetrator was arrested and will go to jail. Justice will be served.
cafay
by Member on May. 5, 2015 at 2:34 PM

Couldnt have said it better myself!

Quoting broboxer: Nope, the difference is, in 5 years this young officer gave his life serving and protecting his city. The difference is he was highly decorated for doing his job in the short 5 years he was on. The difference is he was willing to do his job exceedingly well for people who appreciated his efforts and for those who didn't. The difference is, he chose to live an honorable life and not a thug life.
Quoting terpmama: The difference is that his murderer was promptly found, arrested and prosecuted... Unlike the murderers of those who's deaths are outraged over. Tere would be more outrage for this fallen officer if his murderer was excused, not pursued as a suspect or otherwise let off by those sworn to protect. Apples and oranges


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