Calling the shooting death early Wednesday of 12-year NYPD veteran Miosotis Familia a loss for the whole nation, former New York Police Commissioner Bernie Kerik said he fears the "human rats" who target officers are multiplying.
"When you have a loss like this, it's not only a loss for the city, for the police department, but for the nation," Kerik said Wednesday on Fox Business Network's "Making Money with Charles Payne."
"You know, she was assassinated by a savage, and my fear is that these savages, these human rats, if you will, they're multiplying around the country, they're destroying our society," Kerik said. "I think it's a very different time in this country today, and we need real leadership that's going to address it."
Familia's killer, 34-year-old Alexander Bonds, was shot and killed by officer after he pointed his gun at them, police said. Bonds had posted anti-police rhetoric online and attacked Familia, a 48-year-old mother of three, as she sat in a police van.
Kerik also discussed the Canadian court ruling that has angered conservatives – in which former Guantanamo Bay prisoner Omar Khadr was paid $8 million (USD) and issued an apology by the Canadian government for the way he was treated in prison. Khadr has admitted to killing a U.S. service member in Afghanistan when he was 15.
The problem is not limited to Canada, Kerik said.
"You have the same mentality in some leadership here in the United States," he said. "These liberals, the left-wing politicians, they reward these people, they promote them, they support them. We had the president of the New York City Council in New York City promoting a former terrorist in the Puerto Rican Day parade."
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