Monday on Fox News Channel’s “Special Report,” Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer argued there was a “war on police,” not young black men as some have suggested.
“The narrative about it’s open season on young black men and police are responsible is preposterous,” Krauthammer said. “Let’s take the most egregious case. The one where I think there was a miscarriage of justice with the grand jury in Staten Island in the Garner case. There is not a shred of evidence that race had had anything to do with that event. Even in Ferguson, he was a guy who essentially assaulted a police officer. Tried to get his gun. There was no evidence that he was acting because of racial motive. I will tell you if there is a narrative here. If there is a pattern, It’s what’s happening on the streets in regard to police. Let me give you just a run down. Same day as the shooting in New York, St. Louis off-duty cop shot at. December 21, Tarpon Springs, FL, police officer shot at, run over by a car, killed. Christmas Day, Durham — police officer shot at. December 27, Flagstaff, police officer shot and killed in the street. Yesterday, Dade City, FL, two officers shot at. Yesterday in L.A., two police officers shot at on the highway. If there is a pattern here, it’s the war on police. I don’t see a war on young black men.”
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