Megyn Kelly Hosts Mark Fuhrman To Analyze Inner City Violence
Furhman: Cops Can't Do Their Jobs "Agressively" Because DOJ Will "Pounce On Them For Anything" That Might Violate The Law
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From the June 1 edition of Fox News' The Kelly File:
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DAVID CLARKE: I also think that it's a culturally dysfunctional black underclass in the city of Chicago that's causing this violence, look, the folks down in Chicago police department, I'm talking about the administrators not the cops, the police department has been demoralized under Rahm Emmanuel's leadership. They're not afraid to do their jobs, they're afraid of the United States Department of Justice Civil Rights division. Instead of having lawyers from the Civil Rights Division down there combing through things, looking to snag some poor Chicago police officer for some transgression, they ought to have criminal prosecutors down there, snapping up these gang members, 1,400 of them that according to the superintendent have been identified, get them off the street, many of them have warrants, do warrant sweeps, many of them are on probation, snap them up, question and start to find out all of the actors, start doing home searches under the law, which you can do for people on probation and parole, and get these individuals off the street. But instead, we have lawyers from the Civil Rights division investigating the cops, this whole thing in Chicago is upside down, it is ass backwards.
MEGYN KELLY (HOST): Mark, we need a quick answer on this but do you think that there were -- the have been demeaned by members of the public.
MARK FUHRMAN: Absolutely. They've been demeaned and they're afraid to actually go out and do the job they really want to do, aggressively be cops because the leadership directly in the ivory tower is not going to support them when they've got attorneys from civil rights division waiting to pounce on them for anything that they do that might even look like it might be a violation of the law.