"You cannot allow people to act like savages": Former NYC police chief's shocking Ferguson comments

Bernard Kerik appeared on CNN to talk about police response in Ferguson

Published November 25, 2014 6:40PM (EST)


On Tuesday morning, former New York City police commissioner Bernard Kerik appeared on CNN to discuss the overnight protests in Ferguson. Unsurprisingly, Kerik sided with the police, justifying their use of force.

"You cannot allow people to act like savages, you cannot allow people to act like animals," he said.

"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," he continued. "This is insane. They wanted justice, justice has been served."

It is worth noting that Kerik is a convicted felon who served time in prison for ethics violations and fraud.

Ex-New York police commissioner Bernard Kerik was sentenced to 48 months in prison Thursday after pleading guilty to charges of lying to Bush administration officials who vetted his unsuccessful 2004 nomination for homeland security secretary

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By Joanna Rothkopf

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