Fox News 'Psychiatrist' Keith Ablow: COPS DON'T NEED TO CALM DOWN YOU NEED TO CALM DOWN!!!1!
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Psychopath psychiatrist Keith Ablow has Thoughts on the murder of two policemen in New York City this weekend. (We're quite certain you were waiting to hear from him before deciding what you think of the horrific killings.) In addition to calling on New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio to admit his personal responsibility for the murders, Ablow also insightfully diagnosed calls for police to be equipped with body cameras and to be trained in methods for de-escalating tense situations as signs of a sick society, calling it insulting to the good judgment of Our Protectors, who have done such an excellent job of protecting us from whatever criminals aren't in blue uniforms.
On Fox & Friends this morning, Ablow called on de Blasio to own up to his crimes of calling for violence against police, explaining that because de Blasio suggested to his son that young black men need to be careful around police officers, he was quite literally stirring up hatred of cops:
[The] mayor has to, just out of intellectual honesty, assume responsibility for launching a hate offensive against New York police officers, and, by the way, the judiciary [...]
And if the mayor says I don’t think I’m responsible in any way for someone that took murderous revenge on officers then it is unbelievable. This guy has to go or the city is in bad hands.
Brian Kilmeade then jumped in, incredulous that de Blasio and police commissioner Bill Bratton had agreed to retrain "the finest police force ever" to try to de-escalate interactions with the public:
“What an insult that is,” Kilmeade complained.
“The whole policing program with wearing body cameras and the rest of it is an insult to police officers,” Ablow agreed.
Ablow didn't have time to elaborate on how body cameras -- which early studies suggest may lead cops to be less violent and may also prevent unwarranted complaints of police misconduct -- are insulting; presumably, the way to show someone respect is to let them bash all the heads they want and then load the grand jury with liars. We would say a lot more about the weirdness of finding it insulting that cops should learn ways to avoid going to DefCon Four whenever anyone looks at them wrong, but we're still trying to wrap our minds around Keith Ablow calling on another human being, anywhere in the known universe, to demonstrate "intellectual honesty."
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