comScore Bernard Kerik Calls Ferguson Protesters Savages Animals CNN | Mediaite

Fmr. NYPD Commish: Can’t Let People Act Like ‘Savages’ and ‘Animals’

Former New York City police commissioner Bernard Kerik had a lot to say about the protesters in Ferguson when he appeared on CNN despite the fact that he was not on the ground there and was simply watching on television like the rest of America. Kerik defended the actions of the police last night in Ferguson, saying, “You cannot allow people to act like savages, you cannot allow people to act like animals.”

“If I was the police commanders today, I would be going through videos from last night and I’d go around and start sucking up all those people that were out there doing this destructive damage,” Kerik continued. “This is insane. They wanted justice, justice has been served.”

Kerik also praised St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch for his handling of the case. “I think the prosecutor did an excellent job on his explanation of the return of no bill of indictment,” he said. “I think he did an excellent job on getting the information out to the public.”

But he did think the timing was problematic, saying he would have preferred the announcement to come at 9 a.m. this morning rather than 9 pm. last night “There aren’t any protesters out there today, the streets are calm,” he noted. “And they seem to light up like the goblins at nighttime.”

Watch video below, via CNN:

[Photo via screengrab]

— —

>> Follow Matt Wilstein (@TheMattWilstein) on Twitter

Have a tip we should know?

  1. Mediaite
  2. The Mary Sue
  3. RunwayRiot
  4. Law & Crime
  5. SportsGrid
  6. Gossip Cop