Fmr NYPD Commissioner: Dems 'Surrendered America’s Cities to Domestic Terrorists'
Howard Safir blasts violent far-left groups for destroying cities
Former New York City police commissioner and fire commissioner, Howard Safir, has accused Democrat mayors and city councils of handing over America's cities to “domestic terrorists."
Safir remarks came during an appearance on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily.
“It’s the Democratic cities who have basically ceded their cities to what got called ‘peaceful protesters’ but are really people who are vandals and looters, and in some cases, not only assault people but are murderers.”
“You look at Seattle, you look at Minneapolis, you look at Chicago, and places like that where basically they have given their cities to these — what I call — domestic terrorists.”
Safir noted that leftist news media outlets framed police as pathologized by “racism."
“The mainstream media has been pushing this false narrative that has been introduced by Antifa, and Black Lives Matter that there’s a pandemic of police racism and abuse, which could not be further from the truth,” Safir remarked.
“They’re just putting out false information.”
Safir said the police's ability to recruit had been damaged by political hostility towards law enforcement.
“Oppressive mandates” imposed by local governments on police officers in reaction to left-wing narratives have compromised police efficacy," he added.
“Kamala Harris — if you look at her record when she was the prosecutor in San Francisco — did not go after [violent] protesters or people who destroyed property. She went after the cops.”
Safir also noted Sen. Kamala Harris pushes “anti-police mentality."
“That’s what’s happening with the messages that are being sent by mayors and governors in these Democratic states, who are more interested in protesters than they are in the good citizens.”
Harris faced backlash in August after warning that Black Lives Matter is "not going to stop" before declaring: "Nor should they."
"They are not going to stop, they are not going to stop, and nor should they," the senator told Colbert before warning they will continue to Election Day in November — and beyond.
Safir also noted how minorities have suffered in the hands of violent protests and riots driven by the left.
“If you look at what’s happened in these big cities, who are the victims of this vandalism and of this destruction and [these] assaults?” asked Safir.
“It’s the minority communities who are being very poorly served by these protesters, and if you look at homicides across the country, what about the 5,500 black Americans who have been killed by other black Americans? Those lives matter too.”