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‘Black Lives Matter is a Hate Group!: Fox News Panel on Police Shootings Blows Up

During a Fox News panel discussion revolving around the increase in police shootings this year, things got a bit heated when former NYPD police commissioner Bernard Kerik placed the blame at the feet of President Barack Obama while also labeling Black Lives matter a hate group.

Kerik, who was sentenced to 48 months in prison for tax fraud in 2010, claimed that the numbers were increasing due to the rise of anti-cop rhetoric. After attorney Eric Guster stated his belief that the media is blowing it out of proportion a bit while also noting that “dirty guns on the street” and cops responding to domestic violence situations may also play a factor.

Host Sandra Smith, sensing Kerik wanted to jump in, turned to the ex-commish, whose next comments created a bit of a blow up.

“Look, I think there is the anti-cop rhetoric stuff, I think this stuff started at the White House,” Kerik responded, leading Guster to exclaim “No way, no way!”

After some back and forth, Kerik was asked how this was the direct result of the Obama Administration. His answer: “Let’s say Black Lives Matter. Black Lives Matter is a hate group.” After Guster pointed out that the majority of cop shootings are committed by white men, Kerik repeated that “Black Lives Matter is a hate group” while saying government officials support them while BLM calls for cop assassinations.

As you’d expect, Guster didn’t take kindly to that statement. By the way, Kerik has previously referred to Ferguson protesters as “animals” and “savages.”

Watch the exchange above, via Fox News.

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