CNN news anchor Chris Cuomo made questionable comments regarding police reform, according to The Western Journal.
“Shootings, gun laws, access to weapons. Oh, I know when they’ll change. Your kids start getting killed, white people’s kids start getting killed.”
“’What is going on with these police? Maybe we shouldn’t even have police.’”
“That kind of mania, that kind of madness, that will be you.”
“You’ll see a wave of change, in access and accountability. We saw it in the ’60s.”
— New York Post (@nypost) April 17, 2021
What a nasty, divisive thing for @ChrisCuomo to say. Not to mention, it's untrue: we could have had police reform in June of last year, but the Democrats blocked it. Just ask @SenatorTimScott. https://t.co/m6NjcoFV5y
— Tom Bevan (@TomBevanRCP) April 18, 2021
CNN anchor Chris Cuomo has blown up on-air, claiming gun laws and police reform will only happen when “white people’s kids start getting killed”. https://t.co/sdcS6fOPQG
— news.com.au (@newscomauHQ) April 18, 2021
What a race-baiting moron. Chris Cuomo: Police reform comes when “white people’s kids start getting killed”. They ARE getting killed. There just aren’t riots every time. And what about cops getting killed? No riots there either. https://t.co/6bFENg8BdM pic.twitter.com/uFzeSBcilE
— Miranda Devine (@mirandadevine) April 18, 2021
“How many more? Die of the pandemic, dying from police shootings. George Floyd, Daunte Wright. I wonder if you’ll remember their names six months from now because they’ll be replaced by so many others,” Cuomo stated.
“Why do that? Because you wanna make the problem them.”
“Takes the onus off the idea that you’re wrong about policing needing to change.”
“Forget that police are trained to deal with non-compliance with force that is not lethal. Hey, comply or die.”
From The Western Journal:
Cuomo on Friday criticized the slow pace of change amid new high-profile shootings in Minnesota and Chicago in which the victims were non-white.
An analysis of police shootings published by Statista.com showed that of 213 police shootings in 2021, 50 victims were whites, 112 were of an undetermined race, and 50 were black.
The website reported that in 2020, 457 police shooting victims were white against 241 who were black with 126 having their race not known.
Many pushed back against Cuomo.
Cuomo said victims who interact with police are too often the focus of attention.