The Black Lives Matter movement is a "reincarnation" of the Black Panther Party and Black Liberation Army whose "anti-cop rhetoric" and "domestic terrorism" is causing attacks like the cold-blooded murder
of a Texas sheriff's deputy, New York Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik charges.
In an interview on Newsmax TV
Monday with "The Hard Line" host Ed Berliner, Kerik, author of "From Jailer to Jailed,"
said, "I see them as domestic terrorists – I don't see any difference in what they're doing and what they're calling for than what the Black Liberation Army and the Black Panther Party was in the '60s and '70s."
"It's the same rhetoric, it's the same language. It's all the same," he said. "And then you have somebody go out and basically assassinates a cop – if the reports are right, more than a dozen rounds put into this cop in Texas. This is insane."
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Sheriff's Deputy Darren Goforth was gunned down in cold blood in the Houston area last Friday. Shannon Miles, 30, who has a long criminal history, had been charged with capital murder.
Kerik said if the Black Lives Matter movement "was really concerned about black lives… they'd be marching in Chicago and they'd be marching in Baltimore where they're slaughtering black men dozens at a time."
"They'd be marching on Washington calling for criminal justice reform, they'd be marching against the music industry, much of which, a lot of which that promotes this calling for drugs, guns, violence, shootings, the abuse of women," he said. "This isn't about black lives. Every life in this country matters and there's rhetoric right now, there's this promotion of anti-cop rhetoric that is causing things like what happened in Texas."
Kerik dismisses charges that police, in the way they interact with black communities, have brought the violence upon themselves.
"Every single day cops put on a uniform, they go into communities, they respond to jobs of violence and everything else," he said. "They don't ask what color the people are on the other side of that call, they go do a job that most people… wouldn't have the courage to do. …They go out and they do that job and they do it really well.
"Some of them are bad apples. When there are bad apples, we take them out of the group. That's the bottom line. At the end of the day, you can't crucify and broad brush the entire police and law enforcement community, state, local, and federal based on a few bad apples."
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