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Megyn Kelly: Teenage McKinney girl in pool party cop video ‘was no saint, either’

Fox News host Megyn Kelly took the racial angle of the McKinney, Texas, police controversy head on Monday night, but wanted to make one point perfectly clear.

While the actions of a police corporal slamming a bikini-clad black girl to the ground were “brutal,” the context can’t be ignored.

“The girl is no saint either,” Kelly said on “The Kelly File.” “When the cops tell you to leave, get out.”

Kelly’s two guests were former Los Angeles Police Department Det. Mark Fuhrman, who became a household name two decades ago as a witness in the racially charged O.J. Simpson murder trial, and liberal radio host Richard Fowler, who was 8 years old during the Simpson trial.

The two men’s perspectives tell a lot about the racial attitudes in the country during the “post-racial presidency” of Barack Obama.

Fuhrman said the fact that the cops responding to the pool party were white and the teens involved largely black had little to do with what happened.

“There are a lot of police officers [who responded] that aren’t being investigated, we have one that’s being investigated,” Fuhrman said. “It’s kind of a leap to go to a racial profiling at a graduation or beginning of summer party.”

Fowler, an activist whose adult years have been spent largely in a country with a black president, a black attorney general, basically blamed police racism for the whole problem.

The black teens at the party ran, he said, because “they think they’re going to be the next Eric Garner or the next Michael Brown.”

Maybe that’s because they’ve been told by a black president for years that police act stupidly and by a black attorney general that all police are racists.

If Fowler can think like that at the age of 28, imagine what a teenaged girl thinks.

When it comes to cops, no wonder she’s no saint.

 

Joe Saunders

Joe Saunders, a 25-year newspaper veteran, is a staff writer and editor for BizPac Review who lives in Tallahassee and covers capital and Florida politics. Email Joe at [email protected].

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