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Fox News Host Wonders Why Black People Don’t Riot When Cops Are Shot (Video)

| by Michael Allen
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During the May 3 broadcast of "Fox & Friends," co-host Anna Kooiman wanted to know why the black community wasn’t rioting when police officers got shot.

The Fox News show noted that a cop was recently shot several times in the head in New York City after stopping a suspect, RawStory.com reports (video below).

Kooiman added:

Well, you wonder where the outrage is. You see everything that’s going on in Baltimore with the unrest, the riots, the arsonists, the looting. And you don’t wish that upon any community, and certainly none of us are advocating that when a police officer is murdered, but I mean, nobody, where is the outrage?

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Kooiman didn't mention that the police, unlike citizens, are allowed to use deadly force by the state to protect innocent lives. There is no indication yet that Freddie Gray posed any danger to anyone's life before his police-related death in Baltimore in April.

“And, by the way, for context, five NYPD officers right here in this city, shot in the past five months,” co-host Ed Henry stated earlier in the segment.

More than 100 people were killed during U.S. police encounters in March, noted The Huffington Post in April.

The Daily Kos reported in February that police in Pasco, Washington, have killed more people in six months than cops in the U.K. and Germany combined.

BusinessInsider.com reported in 2014 that FBI statistics showed that U.S. police killed 404 suspects, but "(b)y comparison, just six people were killed by police in Australia over the same period. Police in England and Wales killed only two people, and German police killed six."

Sources: The Huffington Post, RawStory.com, The Daily Kos, BusinessInsider.com
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