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christmas with their family to some extent, if you would like to help them check out we'll post this on merry christmas everybody. welcome to "hannity." this is a fox news alert. law enforcement officers all around the country are on high alert tonight after two nypd officers liu and ramos were assassinated on saturday afternoon as they sat in their patrol car in brooklyn, new york. now, they were gunned down in cold blood by this man 28-year-old ismaaiyl brinsley. he used the hash tags "shoot the police" and r.i.p. rest in peace michael brown. this may be my final post, i'm putting pigs in a blanket. just hours after the shooting this is what nypd police
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commissioner bill bratton had to say about the death of two of his officers. >> today two of new york's finest were shot and killed with no warning, no provocation. they were quite simply assassinated, targeted for their uniform and for the responsibility they embraced to keep the people of this city safe. >> and there's a lot of blame to go around this weekend for what had happened. now, listen to what the president of the new york city patrolmen's benevolent association patrick lynch had to say. >> there's blood on many hands tonight. those that incited violence on the streets under the guise of protests that tried to tear down what new york city police officers did everyday. we tried to warn it must not go on. it cannot be tolerated. that blood on the hands starts on the steps of city hall in the office of the mayor.
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>> and patrick lynch is not the only one that feels that way. when mayor de blasio walked into a press conference saturday night, well, to react to the deadly shooting of two deadly officers, this is how he was greeted. police officers literally turned their back on him. now, in a moment we'll discuss who if anyone is to blame for the anti-police sentiment in the wake of the eric garner and michael brown grand jury decisions. but first, joining us now with much more on this tragic story, fox and friends co-host amsly earhart. >> the son of officer rafael ramos took to facebook to share his grief with all of us. just hours after his father was gunned down, 13-year-old jayden wrote "today is the worst day of my life." minutes later jaden explaining more "today i had to say bye to my father. he was there for me every day of my life. he was the best father i could ask for. it's horrible that someone gets
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shot dead just for being a police officer. everyone says they hate cops, but they are the people that they call for help. i will always love you. i will never forget you. rest in peace, dad." sean, i traveled to brooklyn last night to interview the family and friends of officer ramos, it was truly heartbreaking. i'm going to bring you that story later tonight. sean, back to you. >> all right. thank you. we'll look forward to that report. and we'll speak to you in a little bit. that's coming up. first, joining me now with much more reaction former nypd detective bo deitl. bo, let me start with you. i don't think in all my years that i ever witnessed police officers turning their back on the mayor like this. i talked to an officer earlier today and he said, well, the mayor turned his back on us first. what's your reaction? >> well, you know, i have the same feelings as those officers. you got to remember, sean, i was around in the early '70s. thirteen cops assassinated one year, 11 cops the next year.
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curry and boneti. i could go on and on. i want to say right out from the beginning my heart's to the families of those two officers. i share the grief that they have. and i'm sure every cop. now, i didn't really want to polarize this but the environment was made by this mayor. and i have so much respect for our police commissioner, bratton, but this mayor made the environment with the statements he made and letting them do what they wanted to do during these demonstrations, spitting on cops, pushing them, stand down. and it went all over. and this nut, let's face it, the mayor didn't cause this guy to kill the cops, but this nut came in there and he even tweeted in his own words this has to do with the garner and also the brown thing. so, i mean, this environment was
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made. and this mayor did not help at all. >> well, ron, do you think it's just the mayor? i mean, we've now had two months of a discussion in this country. even though the michael brown case was not about race, the eric garner case was not about race, it seems like the entire narrative in this country became about hostile police officers looking to attack people because of the color of their skin. did that contribute to the mindset of this guy? at least according to instagram that would be the answer. what is your reaction? >> i don't know how it couldn't have or didn't contribute to his mindset. make no mistake, his acts were the acts of a madman and what looks like a career criminal. so he owns -- he owned these acts himself. however, the tone feels like it's been set for across the last four months where we've had starting with the brown and wilson intersection which wasn't about race, it was about crime and policing.
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and the tone has been set with comments made in the last four months that are very disturbing and the police have been on their heels. >> let's go to the chants -- bo, before we get to you, let's go to the chants. what do we want? dead cops. when do we want them? we want them now. the president spoke out in the trayvon martin, the cambridge case, sent three white house representatives to the brown funeral, i don't remember the president, attorney general holder speaking out against this rhetoric. >> what do we want? >> dead cops! >> when do we want them? >> now! >> you hear all that anti-police rhetoric. how did people -- where did the expectation come that there would be certain verdicts in both of these cases? do you at all blame the president for advancing a narrative that these cases were about race? was he wrong to do so before the facts were presented in the
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case? >> both cases, sean, both cases were criminal activity. these people were involved in criminal activity. they made them a racist thing. instead of toning this down they just resurged it up. the mayor went on television just a little while ago in new york. do you know who he's blaming now? he's blaming the news media right now. that shows you how disattached this mayor is. he's blaming the news media for showing all these bad things on television. >> yeah. all right. let me go, ron, let me play remarks by both the president and eric holder and see in your mind do you link them, in othee these cases about race, do you link that to the protests? and do you in any way link it to what happened on saturday afternoon? here's what they have said. >> sometimes, you know, you've got a police department that has gotten into bad habits over a period of time. and hasn't maybe surfaced some
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hidden biases. >> as an african-american man who has been stopped and searched by police in situations where such action was not warranted, i also carry with me an understanding of the mistrust that some citizens harbor for those who wear the badge. >> because of that history that still hangs over us, the dangers he may face, we've had to literally train him as families have all over this city for decades in how to take special care in any encounter he has with the police officer who is are there to protect him. >> now, ron, i believe that comments by these leaders created an expectation that these cases would come out differently. they made these comments oftentimes before the facts were even presented. do you think this contributed to this cop -- anti-cop mentality we've been hearing about for the last two months? >> i absolutely think it contributed to the narrative that's been set for the last four months.
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i am not personally ready to put it in prosecutors terms, to indict the president or the vice president -- or the attorney general or the mayor. >> either am i. i'm not saying that. but i think their rhetoric has been irresponsible. and i think that's important because they created an expectation, especially in the michael brown case, that the grand jury would come out one way when in fact the evidence showed it would come out a very different way. >> they have helped to set the tone by these comments that refer to race when the intersection of michael brown and darren wilson was about crime and criminality, it wasn't about race. >> yeah. all right, guys, stay right there. bo, stick around. more with him later in the program. but first, tonight, here on "hannity". >> we've had four months of propaganda starting with the president that everybody should hate the police. i don't care how you want to describe it. that's what those protests are all about. >> coming up next, former new york city mayor rudy giuliani is here to react to the killing of two nypd officers, their
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assassination. stay with us as we continue.
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in the wake of assassinations of two nypd, many believe mayor de blasio helped fan the flames. listen to what de blasio said after the eric garner grand jury decision. >> with my son we told him, don't move suddenly, don't reach for your cell phone. we knew sadly there's a greater chance it might be misinterpreted for a young man of color. >> the way we go about policing has to change. people need to know that black lives and brown lives matter as
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much as white lives. we're not just dealing with a problem in 2014. we're not dealing with years of racism leading up to it or decades of racism. we are dealing with centuries of racism that have brought us to this day. that is how profound the crisis is. >> centuries of racism. now listen to what former nypd commissioner ray kelly had to say about mayor de blasio this past weekend. >> i think when the mayor made statements about that he had to train his son to be -- son who is biracial, to be careful when dealing with the police, i think that set off this latest fire storm. and quite frankly the mayor ran an anti-police campaign last year when he ran for mayor. >> and joining me now with reaction former new york city mayor rudy giuliani. mr. mayor, let me pick up where the former commissioner left off there. that is he did run a campaign that was pretty anti-cop in new york and stop and frisk, that was a big issue in the campaign. he talked about centuries of racism. he talked about how he taught
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his son to treat and have to deal with cops because there was a threat to him because of the color of their skin. and, you know, then the cops end upturning their back on him. i have never seen anything like that before. what is your reaction to all of this? do you think that's justified? >> well, you know, a time of high emotion, i can understand why the police officers did that. i probably don't think they should have done that out of respect for the office of the mayor, if not for mr. de blasio. but, i mean, he has said some things that are really pretty terrible. all those comments saying the new york city police department are substantially racist and that is totally untrue. that hasn't been true for decades. i mean, the new york city police department is one of the most diverse police departments in the united states. the incidence of situations involving misconduct go down every year. it's probably one of the best disciplined departments in the
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country. and the reality is the reason that these cases often turn out with no indictment or acquittals is because most often the police officers are justified in doing what they're doing. police officers don't leave their houses in the morning wanting to use their gun. in fact, they know what a terrible problem it is to use their gun. so this whole notion that the police officers are running around trying to kill people of color or -- i have no idea why the president and the mayor want to perpetuate this. this is a horrible thing to do. it's totally untrue. whether it's connect today this murder or not, i don't know that. a psychologist would have to figure that out. i can't. i wouldn't want to make that charge. but i certainly even before these murders took place i was very, very upset by the tone that's been set in this country. i consider this hate speech regarding police officers. >> and has gone on for a number of months. >> of course it has. >> it came from the president on
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down. look, you were very clear in speaking out in both the michael brown and eric garner cases. i don't see any evidence in either case that they were race related. i don't see it. i've asked people to bring it to me and show it to me and i'd be glad to look at it. but the grand jury's made their decision. but by naming names, who do you blame most for creating this atmosphere that's now existed for months that you talked about earlier that is -- go ahead. >> i think, i mean, i think the relate is you've got to put the blame first to the president because he makes it nationwide. to have al sharpton sitting next to you is telling every police officer in america that you're willing to have as a close adviser somebody who has hated the police for decades, who has helped to cause riots in new york city, who is anti-police before he even knows the facts. and the reality is in the brown case you couldn't possibly have a clearer case. all this stuff about his hands
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up, i mean, that was disproved by seven independent witnesses who are african-american. they go around perpetuating this. i mean, so i have to put the responsibility at the feet first of the president and then for the situation in new york certainly the mayor. i mean, why did this -- >> in other words. i want to be clear here. basically they set a narrative in the country that was a false narrative. >> propaganda. >> that those cases were about race. >> it's propaganda. it's no different than the propaganda they used to have in the soviet union. it's absolute propaganda. both of those situations were crimes. what we're talking here all of this, all of this, we're talking about crime, reacting to crime, where does it occur? those police officers that were assassinated were moved to that particular precinct from another precinct because there was more crime in the precinct they were in. they're the ones who were protecting the minority
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community. >> how does a mayor with 40,000 police officers possibly govern a city like new york? i remember when you were mayor if a cop got hurt 3:00 in the morning you were at the hospital, if a fireman got hurt, 3:00 in the morning you were at the hospital. i don't remember if you missed one time -- >> no, you're right. >> how do you govern one of the largest city ifs you don't have the support of the police department? how is that possible? what does the mayor need to do? >> the mayor needs to apologize. the mayor needs to apologize to the police for having defamed them. if you take the sum total of the mayor's comments and the president's comments, they have defamed the police. they've created the impression that there is -- i think the president even used these words, i think he did, a systemic problem. there isn't a systemic problem of racism. in certain communities there's a systemic problem of crime. ask then you deal with it. it used to be a systemic problem
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of crime with italians, with the mafia. and i dealt with that and took plenty of heat for dealing with it. but you deal with it as crime, not as race. you don't make a racial situation out of it. >> let me go back to saturday night when the police commissioner and the mayor spoke. this is just prior to this the mayor had the police turn his back on him. talked about if you had any information that any cop may be at risk, you've got to report it. here's what he said. >> that any time anyone has information that there might be an attack on our police or might be an act of violence directed at any police officer, it is imperative that that be reported immediately. >> did the mayor miss the chanting of, what do we want, dead cops? did he miss the fdr drive being taken over and the brooklyn bridge where cops were assaulted? did he miss those moments? >> well, he reversed a pattern
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of how to deal with protests that i started and mayor bloomberg continued and went on for 20 years as a result of the crown heights riots. we didn't let rioters take control or even protesters take control of streets. you have a right to protest. but you don't have the right to take a bridge. you don't have the right to take the fdr drive. you don't have a right to block our streets our ambulances trying to get through for people having heart attacks and might die because they're delayed by protesters. now, i don't know if the mayor doesn't bother to look at these things. i used to have these tapes brought to me by the police commissioner. but he was meeting with and talking to the very people who were yelling, you know, kill the police. he had meetings with them. maybe he could have told them. why did he speak out then? why didn't he speak out when it meant something? talking on saturday night was too little too late. the time to speak out about the people who were saying kill the police was when they were doing it. he should have lectured them
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about it. he should have said -- i'm not going to tolerate that, you're not going to take my bridge, you're not going to take the fdr drive. you're going to conduct these protests on the street. and if you start this stuff about the police and you hurt a police officer, you're going to get arrested right away. >> yeah. i think this is good advice. you can't let the protesters control your bridges, your streets. and he needs to apologize to the police. i don't know if i see that coming. and i don't know if the president would ever do such a thing. we'll have to wait and see. >> well, they deserve that apology. and these two men and their families really deserve an apology. >> well said. mr. mayor, thank you for being with us. coming up next tonight here on "hannity." >> what do we want? >> dead cops! >> when do we want them? >> now! >> we play that had disturbing chant from protesters in new york city just a few weeks ago.
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welcome back to "hannity" now. following the nypd police officer shootings on saturday, the left was very quick to try and distance themselves and the anti-law enforcement protests from the murders, but can anyone really claim there's no connection between the protests and the police assassinations when this was the chant in new york city just one week ago? >> what do we want? >> dead cops! >> when do we want them? >> now! >> remember this call for violence from michael brown's stepfather. this was back in november. >> burn that [ bleep ] down. burn this [ bleep ] down!
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burn this [ bleep ] down! burn this [ bleep ] down! >> burn that b down. what do we want, dead cops, when do we want it, now. joining us to discuss is former lapd detective mark furhman and former nypd detective bo dietl. do you see the connection between the rhetoric and what happened? >> absolutely, sean. it's almost marching orders. the way that everything's been built up over three months. you've got protests and demonstrators and riots. they're taking more and more advantage of law enforcement as politicians, not cops, politicians are pulling law enforcement back because they're afraid of seeming like they're the gustapo or they're
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aggressive. right now this is a time you need to be aggressive to stop things like this. what we heard was marching orders. and we had some idiot in baltimore listening. >> do you also connect this -- mark, this is very important. i don't believe -- every person we've had on this program. let me put it another way. that has disagreed with me in the michael brown case for example. i said, all right, give me some evidence from the case that's presented that shows that this is racial. they've never been able to provide that because i don't believe this was a racial case. the media portrayed it that way. the president made comments publicly. the attorney general made comments publicly. the protests all became about race. did that then create a mindset in people that this is about cops, this is black and white and not about crime? >> absolutely. they were preloaded. >> you know, in new york city, sean, we have one of the most diverse police departments in
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the world. 60% of the new york city police department is other than white. so we have a very diverse police department in new york. and as far as i'm concerned what they've done and they've told the cops in new york to stand down, being spat at, being slapped and a cops not able to make arrest a lot of times. and i've talked to the police officers out there. and it's wrong. it's wrong. you let them keep going. and then that atmosphere got the way it was. and that bum that came up from baltimore was able to use that as his catalyst to assassinate two young men before christmas. >> bo, i was watching you this weekend on with judge janine, you believe this may only be the beginning. you think we might be seeing more of this. do you really believe that? >> what we have is copycats. you've got people now watching this whole thing now thinking about how they can go out with a blaze of glory. we seen this guy shot his girlfriend in the stomach. all of a sudden he came to new york and he wanted to make an
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impression on someone. and believe me back and forth you have gangs. you've got the bloods, the cryps. this might come as a call to start killing cops. i remember in 1971 burying cops, rushing to want hospital to give blood when these cops were dead. all i can say is this atmosphere had to settle down. we must unite together. and this mayor should step up instead of dividing us. >> you know, mark, where do we get to the point where all this irresponsible reckless rhetoric would come out from people even as high as the president and a rush to judgment? did we now get to the point where cops are not presumed innocent until we just judge them guilty and make assumptions before even evidence is presented? didn't that play a very big part in creating a mindset in this country? >> i think that mindset is already there. and i think that rush to judgment that cops are always
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wrong is a predisposed attitude. and there's a rush to racial judgment every time there's an opportunity that somebody can gain something from it. you're completely right about michael brown. that was about race. it was a black man that picked a white man and tried to kill him. that was the racial part of the michael brown incident. so to have intelligent people, to have lawyers, to have people that are supposed to be leaders, to twist that case around to be something it's not just for the racial incitement of it, that's exactly what came to head on saturday when these two officers were assassinated. somebody was empowered by the rhetoric. they were empowered by the anger. >> let me go to the reverend al sharpton in all of this. because he now has become best friends with the president, best friends with mayor de blasio. and i won't even go through his history right now. but let's just look at him and comments that he's made during these incidents.
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>> no justice! >> no peace! >> no justice! >> no peace! >> if you're angry, throw your arms up! if you want justice, throw your arms up! if you want answers, throw your arms up! because that's the sign michael was using in order to establish peace you must have fair justice for everyone. we want real peace. we don't want to just be told to shut up and suffer in silence. we don't fight until we get tired, we fight until we win. the federal government must step in. >> all right, so, bo, how does al sharpton become the voice of nbc news, best friends with the mayor of new york city and gets a white house invitation 84 times since obama's been president? >> well, this is the problem. this person that watched this on television out of baltimore
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really believes that michael brown had his hands up and he was just gunned down. just the rhetoric of al sharpton, i don't want to call him a reverend. excuse me. i want to see one thing, sean. i want to see people get together. i want to see this president with all respect get on his air force one and come to the funeral for these two young men that were assassinated. he flies around for fundraisers, let him get on the plane, let him come to these young men's funeral. >> i agree. how about instill the virtues of the 99.9% officers that protect and serve their communities and put their lives on the line for each of us every single day. that has been missing the last three months. very few of these opportunistic politicians have been willing to go on record and say most cops, the majority of cops, the vast majority of them, do a good job under dangerous conditions every day. thank you both for being with us. appreciate it. coming up next tonight right here on "hannity".
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>> to link the criminal insanity of a lone gunman to the peaceful protests and aspirations of many people across the country including the attorney general, the mayor and he -- the president, simply not fair. >> we're going to debate the president of the naacp's remarks coming up after this break. stay with us. [coughing]
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welcome back to "hannity." now on sunday just a day after the brutal assassination of two nypd officers in brooklyn, new york, cornell william brooks, the president of the naacp said the vicious rhetoric of the left was not to blame for the murders. watch this. >> to link the criminal insanity of a lone gunman to the peaceful protests and aspirations of many people across the country including the attorney general, the mayor and even the president is simply not fair.
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the fact of the matter is in this country we have a violence problem. think about it this way, the tears of the families of these police officers and the tears of eric garner's family and michael brown's family aren't shed in law enforcement blue, racially black or brown, they're colorless. >> here with reaction from the black sphere, brian benjamin, fox news contributor david webb. david, let me start here because you were in ferguson a number of times covering that issue for this program. those case -- that case in particular was not about race. it was made racial by politicians. you heard from the president on down rushed to judgment before any evidence was even presented. the expectation that a certain verdict from the grand jury would come in. do you think that contributed to the rhetorical atmosphere that inspired, if you will, this lunatic -- i'm not saying
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they're to blame, but perhaps had an impact mentally on this guy to do this. >> yeah, sean, it does. and we're talking about environment here not only with what this assassin did, this criminal did, but what's going on around the entire nation right now. i just sent another threat to nypd for them to check out while i was waiting for this segment. i've been getting these since this happened since the guys i was talking to were rolling on this crime. and i want to go to something that cornell brooks said. he says lone gunman. it was a lone gunman who fired the first shot while i was on the air with you out of ferguson. it was several lone gunmen who fired the ensuing shots as i was going down south florissant, this environment of hating cops was driven by the left, by the progressives, by al sharpton, the chief racist in this country.
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but al sharpton sittings at the right hand of president obama and the right hand of bill de blasio. and i don't accept bill de blasio's apology, and nor should the nation accept their apologies. but they should look at their actions, judge it for what it is. >> yeah. kevin jackson, let me go to you. we have a montage of all the radical things that al sharpton has said over the years. i won't play it now. we played it a number of times on the program. do you think he's a guy that should be at the white house? do you think he's the guy that ought to be giving advice to the president, advice to the mayor of new york? >> no, he should be in jail, sean. it's amazing that al sharpton's not in jail for inciting this. they've jailed other people that have been a part of other similar organizations like the national action network. sharpton has done nothing since the beginning of this. and quite frankly it predates ferguson. ferguson was only sort of the tip of the iceberg.
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and as far as what the president of the naacp did it's better living through denial for these igno ig -- make us believe this had nothing to do with what happened in new york. this is squarely as david said on the shoulders of liberals. the fact of the matter is everybody is aware at how this man was created. he did not just come to this idea on his own. he was created with everything that happened from ferguson leading up to what de blasio did. and this apparent disregard for the lives of law enforcement that have to get up every day and face the dregs of america. quite frankly, we're not even focusing on the idea these are two men, sure, they're men in blue. when when they take off their uniforms their fathers and sons and uncles. and they act they're some morphed form that dropped in from outer space. >> brian, let me go to you and
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ask you. >> thank you, sean. >> i've often said the president is a three-time loser on these high profile cases. trayvon martin would look like my son, again, before any evidence is presented in that case. he sent three white house representatives to the funeral of michael brown, a guy that robbed the store, tried to intimidate a clerk, charged a police officer all according to the evidence in those cases. whoa. here's my question. why does mr. constitutional attorney, the president, rush to judgment before evidence is presented on these high profile race cases? isn't that wrong for him to do it? and isn't it wrong for him to hang out with sharpton? >> first of all, he has not rushed to judgment. >> yes, he did. >> let's go to this issue about hating cops, sean. the truth of the matter is just because you might have concerns about some police policies, police brutality, that does not mean you're anti-police.
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why did -- >> whoa, whoa, whoa. the white house sent three representatives to the funeral of michael brown, a guy that tried to steal a cop's gun. >> we don't know that. we don't know that. >> yes, we do. >> we do not know that. >> none of us were there. not one of us was there. >> but the evidence is clear. >> some of the testimony. some of the testimony said he had his hands up. >> the evidence is clear. >> the evidence said he had his hands up. >> it's ridiculous. >> okay. [ overlapping speakers ] >> he's a constitutional attorney, why did he rush to judgment and send three white house representatives? >> he did not rush to judgment. >> excuse me. he decided before the facts were in that he's going to send three white house representatives. >> he didn't make a statement -- >> are they going to send that to the funeral of these three dead cops now? >> there's two dead cops, sean. but i think there -- >> no, there's three. one in florida. excuse me. >> okay. fine. let's talk about brooklyn.
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>> all right. is the white house going to send a representative to new york for the funerals of these dead cops? >> i would surely hope the president would do so. i think he should do that and that would be the right signal to send. >> coming up, ainsley joins us next to share that emotional story. that's straight ahead. could protect you from cancer?
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welcome back to "hannity." in the wake of this weekend's deadly police shooting, ainsley traveled to new york to speak to family and friends of slain officer rafael ramos. >> my cousin was a -- had a couple of priorities in his life. one is god, because he was a god-loving man. he was a full-blown christian. he loved his job. he loved his wife. he was a dedicated father. and i wish i could be half the man my cousin was. really. you know, because that's the way he was. he was sweet. he didn't deserve like this to die. he just didn't. >> and ainsley joins us now to tell us more about what
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happened. what a sad story. here it is christmas week, ainsley. >> i know. >> you've got one of the officers, officer liu just married for three months. you mentioned the posting of this officer ramos' son on facebook, which breaks everybody's heart. our thoughts and prayers are with them. how is the family holding up? >> it's rough for them, sean. i mean, they're really broken up about this. but they have -- they're trying to forgive. they're trying to move forward as you heard in that sound bite. the family very strong catholic family and they're really focusing on their faith right now. here we are a few days before christmas. and he's not coming home to share presents with his sons. he has two boys. and the grandmother that raised them is broken up. here's his picture. they say he's never been in trouble with the law. just a great man. he was actually in the community that's a rough area in brooklyn. that wasn't even his precinct but he was there working overtime trying to pay for his son's college and he was there just as a police presence in that community because there are two housing projects that have been feuding for months and not getting along. so they had lots of different
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police officers in that community. and he was there for that. neighbors are upset about these protests. the pigs in a blanket that we want cops to die, what do we want, dead cops. they're saying the neighbors, that two officers are innocent here. and we need to remember that. and that the people responsible for many of these protests such as brown and wilson and then this guy who came from the baltimore area that they all had rap sheets and they were breaking the law. >> -- the people defending his own family he's not out here for. i find it disgraceful. >> she did agree with pat lynch who said she felt like de blasio did have blood on his hands when asked, i asked her and i asked one of officer ramos' cousins if
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they think de blasio should step down. take a listen. >> we need the mayor back like rudy giuliani, someone who wasn't -- he couldn't be bought. he wasn't intimidated by anyone. he kept our city safe. and when he needed to respond, he responded. >> sean, he was a born-again he has a wife at home. grandmother that raised him -- the grandmother on saturday was
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so upset they had to rush her to the hospital. but she is still in the hospital. but the family, sean, has said that they have forgiven the killer and that they do find solace knowing their loved one will be in heaven for the biggest birthday party with jesus on christmas day. dad, i know i haven't said this often enough, but thank you. thank you mom for protecting my future. thank you for being my hero and my dad. military families are uniquely thankful for many things,
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in the wake of the police killings we need to reflect on how police put their lives at risk, to keep all of us safe.
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in this troubled time, whose words can we look for? none other than the great paul harvey. >> a policeman is a composite, a mingling of saint and sinner, what that means is that they're exceptional, unusual, they're not common place. the fact is that less than one half of one percent of policeman misfit in that uniform, what is a policeman? the most needed and most wanted, a strangely nameless creature and he must be able to settle differences between individuals so each will think he is won. if he is careless he's a bum, if he's pleasant he's a flirt if not, he's a grouch he must make instant decisions
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that would take months for a lawyer. he must be able to start breathing, stop bleeding, tie splints and be sure the victim goes out without a limp the police officer doesn't know every gun draw on the run and hit where it doesn't hurt. must be able to grip two men twice his size and half his age without damaging a uniform and being brutal. if you hit him, he's a coward, if he hits you, a bully. and of course he'll have to be a genius because he'll have to feed a family on a policeman's salary. >> the words of paul harvey, ever so timeless. now, i want to say do you know, i have a lot of friends and family in law enforcement and have been for their lives and careers. it is sad what happened here. it is open season now on police officers. and i pray that this is not
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going to happen again, and i do want to address those protestors chanting what do we want, dead cops when do we want them, now, all of you that chanted that, you, too, have blood on your hands this night i want to say something to politicians here that exploited what happened with michael brown case, and eric garner case, neither one of those cases there is no evidence they were about race instead of bringing the communities together, and instead of praising the 99.9% of officers that do a good job every day, putting their lives on the line for us, you decided to exploit the situation for your own political benefit. i hope and prayer is that you'll stand back and see the damage that you have done with your rhetoric by creating a belief system that the justice system is working one way when there is no evidence to support it. for you should have shame. our thoughts and prayers go out
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to the family of the slain officers. thank you for being with us. the o'reilly factor is on. tonight: >> mr. mayor, what about if that was your son sitting in that patrol car. if that was your son that got shot in the head? then what? why did you come out and say that? >> fury in new york city and across america as two police officers are murdered in cold blood as their families grieve, accusations fly over who has blood on their hands today. >> bill will be here to tell us what he thinks. >> i'm putting wings on pigs today. they take one of ours. let's take two of theirs. >> the mad man who murdered the two new york city cops. boasted that he was going to av


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