Proud Boys founder Gavin McInnes: "I have a lot of support in the NYPD and I very much appreciate that"

Proud Boys founder Gavin McInnes: "I have a lot of support in the NYPD and I very much appreciate that"

McInnes justifies violence by Proud Boys at NYC event: "When you set up this climate of fear, you have people that are going to be aggressive"

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From the October 14 edition of Westwood One's Get Off My Lawn podcast:

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GAVIN MCINNES (HOST): When there is a notice on the door that says, "We are not civil, this is only the beginning," that’s called a call to arms. So you’ve set the atmosphere now. So you can’t complain about violence after that, you know? Like if I go to Harlem and I put posters all over the streets saying, "The [Ku Klux] Klan is coming, your days are numbered" and then you know, I’m seen in a Klansman uniform after this neighborhood watch thing, that’s different than me just wearing a Klansman uniform. I mean, they're obviously both terrible. But when you set up this climate of fear, you have people that are going to be aggressive, you know?

MCINNES: So I get there and there’s a mob of screaming lunatics and the cops have been there all day. Tons of cops, I have a lot of support in the NYPD and I very much appreciate that, the boys in blue.     

Previously:

Fox and Friends ignores violent attack by far-right group Proud Boys while fearmongering about supposed left-wing “mob rule”

Fox News attacks liberals after far-right group Proud Boys assaults protesters on the streets of New York

Proud Boys founder Gavin McInnes and a men's rights activist spent an entire show attacking Black women

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