Ex-Chicago Police Chief: Black Lives Matter ‘Emboldens Criminals,’ Hamstrings Police

Eric Mack, Newsmax, January 1, 2017

Black Lives Matter advocates for dignity, justice, and respect, but fired Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said Sunday a “political atmosphere of anti-police sentiment” is leading to “non-compliance,” a “state of lawlessness around the country” and black lives murdered in Chicago.

“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,” McCarthy told host John Catsimatidis on “The Cats Roundtable.” “Less than half of 1 percent of all the shootings in this city involve police officers shooting civilians.”

McCarthy added Chicago and its murder rate is just the “worst example” of how politics have “created environment of emboldening criminals” and “hamstringing the police.”

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McCarthy is hopeful in the new year with the new president and President-elect Trump’s nominee for Attorney General Jeff Sessions some things can swing back into the police’s favor as opposed to President Barack Obama’s administration.

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