Fox News host Jeanine Pirro stated during her show on Sunday that she agrees with the idea that the public needs to be “trained” to be more “sensitive” to the police.
The comment came as Pirro, the host of “Justice With Judge Jeanine,” read off responses to an ‘instapoll’ question – “Do police need to be retrained on how to be sensitive to the ‘minority community’?”
According to Pirro, there was an “Overwhelming response in favor of law enforcement.” With responses coming from persons such as ‘Jeff’, who asked, “Why is it always necessary to tip toe around the minority community?” And ‘Larry’ who affirmed, “No. Enough is enough. The general public needs to be more sensitive to the police and show them the respect they deserve.”
“I agree,” Pirro added slightly under her breath.
To one viewer, “Jordon,” who had the audacity to say, “Yes, those cops were racial profiling,” Jeanine responded vehemently, “Hey Jordan, you don’t even know what racial profiling is.”
She went on to explain, “That’s when race is used to engage law enforcement in the minority community. But offender profiling is when an offender is ID’ed by a description including his race, which is the only way to investigate some of these cases.”
And to “Ann,” who said Eric Garner would not have been treated so harshly if he were white, Pirro retorted, “You’re wrong!” Her proof? “Did you notice the African-American cop standing around?”
The poll was in response to the nationwide anti-police brutality protests that have rocked the country following the shooting death of Mike Brown, the choking death of Eric Garner, and the hundreds of Americans who’ve been shot by police this year, many of whom were minorities.