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By Amber Randall
The author of “The War on Cops” blamed the rhetoric of Black Lives Matter activists on the slew of attacks on police officers.
In light of the Wednesday assassination of a New York Police Department officer, Manhattan Institute fellow Heather Mac Donald argued that the language of BLM protesters has helped fueled a hatred towards police officers.
“There’s no question that the rhetoric is fueling this,” Mac Donald said on the Dom Giordano Program. “The statements that these cops killers have made are really echoed on daily basis by Black Lives Matter protesters. One of the chants in Chicago that you mentioned is ‘CPD KKK how many kids did you kill today?’”
Alexander Bonds, a black man with schizophrenia, fatally shot NYPD officer Miosotis Familia in the head while she sat in her squad car. Bonds, according to multiple reports, ranted about police officers in a Facebook video in September 2016, calling them “faggots.”
Mac Donald pointed to Black Lives Matter as the starting point for such rhetoric, which invariably leads to police officers being targeted.
“People have been fed the lie for the last three years by the Black Lives Matter activists and their media and political enablers that we’re living through an epidemic of racially biased police shootings of black men, a claim that is 100 percent false and, we shouldn’t be surprised that kooks and people that have been fed a longstanding hatred of the police act on this,” Mac Donald continued. “The numbers bear this out. The cops are under attack because of this ideologically fueled and completely unjustified hatred.”