Fraternal Order of Police National Vice President Joe Gamaldi said there is “a culture of lawlessness” in the United States Thursday on “Jesse Watters Primetime.”
“What we really need is [district attorneys] and judges to grow a spine and actually prosecute criminals and throw the book at them,” he told guest host Jeanine Pirro. “Because right now we have a culture of lawlessness in this country, and it’s perpetuated by the woke agenda, which is no consequences, revolving door.”
“And it’s also carried by… media hacks like Brian Stelter [who] tell the public, ‘Yeah, violent crime is just a Republican talking point.’”
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2021 saw the highest murder rate in a generation, Gamaldi noted, as a result of which people are advocating new gun laws. Current laws are not enforced, he said.
The far-left has “emboldened” criminals to commit crimes knowing there will be no consequences for doing so. For example, no participants in the riots of 2020 were held accountable for their involvement in the riots, he continued.
“So you’ve taught an entire generation a lesson that you can do whatever you want out on these streets. You’re not going to be held accountable. You’re not going to go to jail.”
“And when we ask politicians to take this seriously, all we get is a bunch of pearl-clutching… “
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Gamaldi called on New York City Mayor Eric Adams to pledge to hold “these violent criminals, these degenerate dirtbags” accountable and put them in jail.
New Yorkers “expected a lot” from the former police captain Adams when they voted him into office, Pirro replied, adding that most New Yorkers are “very disappointed in him.”
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