Gutfeld on Charlotte Police Shooting: ‘Emotion Transcends Truth’ in Conflict Resolution
“In world of social injustice, one can’t afford to wait,” he said, referencing the mayhem that ensued after Keith Lamont Scott was shot and killed by police in the Tarheel State’s largest city.
“After terror, leaders say ‘don’t jump to conclusions’, but not in these [situations],” Gutfeld said.
“No matter how different Tulsa was from Charlotte, it is easy to form a theme out of both, making it less complex and more black and white— even if the officer and victim happened to be black.”
“The Tulsa and Charlotte shootings are way different. They all started in one place: perceptions of non-compliance. Non-compliance trigger the training, the fear, the unbending mind of law enforcement.”
“Lately it seems we’re abandoning any form of conflict resolution…emotion transcends truth,” Gutfeld said, playing a clip of Mecklenburg County Police Chief Kerr Putney recounting the shooting incident:
“[Scott] exited the vehicle armed with a handgun. Officers observed him get back into that vehicle…Officers gave loud and clear verbal commands…also heard by witnesses,” Putney said.
“When we group [Charlotte and Tulsa] together, we eliminate facts to create a narrative,” Gutfeld continued.
“Police save lives, not take lives, for a living,” Jesse Watters added.
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