If the talking heads over on Faux "news" want to take up for the New York City Police Department in the wake of these protests going on in their city and across the country, they could find a better spokesperson than ex-con Bernard Kerik, but for whatever reason Fox and their cohorts over at CNN seem to have a vested interest in rehabbing Giuliani's buddy's image.
The Daily Show's Jessica Williams had a list of Fox regulars that need to have their chryons fixed so that "they're labeled according to the worst thing they've ever done," just as Sean Hannity did for Jay-Z. I think it's safe to say that Kerik could use some additions made to his chryon as well.
Here's what had Cavuto and Kerik up on arms.
Mayor Bill de Blasio held a meeting with some of the organizers of the recent protests against a Staten Island grand jury’s decision not indict an officer in the death of Eric Garner.
The mayor called the 40-minute meeting with members of Justice League NYC productive with both sides committed to healing, 1010 WINS Derricke Dennis reported.
The group presented a list of demands, including the elimination of the “broken windows” policing strategy in which officers target enforcement of smaller crimes to prevent more serious ones.
The mayor said he believes in the “broken windows” theory of policing and said he does not believe it unfairly targets minorities.
“I think we have a broader obligation as we continue reforms and the relationship between police and community and in our approach to policing, to make very clear that we will not accept unequal treatment,” de Blasio said.
The group also wants Officer Daniel Pantaleo and “all officers responsible for the death of Eric Garner” fired, according to its website.
In addition, it wants the state to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate criminal cases involving the use of force, including deadly force, by police officers.
“We discussed our demands and we look forward to ongoing conversations,” said Justice League NYC President Carmen Perez.
Perez called for a “culture shift in policing in New York City” and said the group wants to meet with Police Commissioner Bill Bratton.
Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association President Patrick Lynch had previously said the mayor should not meet with Justice League NYC until the activists “publicly denounce the individuals who assaulted police officers or who have attempted to incite violence during these protests.”
Police have said some protests on the Garner decision and other incidents nationwide involving officers have spun out of control. Read on...