Bernard Kerik, the Former New York City Police Commissioner, believes Cuba should return four convicted fugitives wanted by U.S. authorities. If they are not returned, Kerick says the U.S. should not move forward in its new relationship with Cuba.
“We should be pushing Congress: Don’t give Cuba anything else,” Kerik told radio host John Gambling.
He was responding to a video released Thursday by Col. Rick Fuentes of the New Jersey State Police warning American tourists to watch for the four fugitives on the island nation, New Jersey.com reports.
Fuentes’ message involved Joanne Chesimard, who was convicted for the 1973 killing of New Jersey State Trooper Werner Foerster and later escaped, as well as fugitives Charles Hill, William Guillermo Morales, and Victor Manuel Gerena.
Obama landed in Cuba on Sunday for a three-day visit.
“Every cop in this country — every one of them should be pushing every one of their friends, family members: don’t go to Cuba,” Kerik said.
“We should try to close down this whole tourism thing for Cuba until we get those people back in this country. This tourism opening is going to give Cuba billions of dollars,” he added. “Give us those four people.”
“They should be in this country. They should be held accountable for their crimes. Give them back to us,” Kerik said. “That was atrocious.”
Kerik will join Dennis Michael Lynch: UNFILTERED at 9pm ET, Monday night to discuss his concerns and to go over the 4 criminals and their crimes.
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