Former Chicago police superintendent Garry McCarthy sat down with radio host John Catsimatidis on AM 970 in New York on Sunday to discuss consequences of the Black Lives Matter movement. McCarthy in the interview claims BLM is directly responsible for the rises in violent crime across the U.S. by creating a “political atmosphere of anti-police sentiment.”
McCarthy believes there’s an increasing sense of “lawlessness” in the nation. As a result, this has “emboldened” violent criminals, while leaving police officers shackled by political correctness and anti-police rhetoric. The police chief points out the murder rate increasing over 90 percent in Chicago for the past two years as an example. McCarthy explains:
“So what’s happening, and this is ironic, is that a movement with the goal of saving black lives at this point is getting black lives taken, because 80 percent of our murder victims here in Chicago are male blacks. Less than half of 1 percent of all the shootings in this city involve police officers shooting civilians… We are very clearly going down the wrong path.”
However, McCarthy is hopeful that the new selection of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General in the upcoming administration of Donald Trump will be able to a stop the agenda of the BLM movement. He believes the first step is empowering the police force. In reference to the Obama administration’s fuzzy support for police, McCarthy claims:
“I think the Trump election quite frankly is a reaction to that. I think the people are tired of career politicians who’ve never really had a job telling us how we should think and how we should act.”
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