Watch tonite in the Chicago Metro N & NW Suburbs & City Ex- cop & state rep John Anthony debate race, police conduct & O’Brien v. Foxx w/Berkowitz on Cable & web
Tuesday at 8:21 pm
Jeff Berkowitz: So, George Floyd is not dangerous [at that point]. He’s on the ground and he’s hand-cuffed. Leave the guy alone. Go out and smoke a cigarette, have a donut!
John Anthony: Really?
Berkowitz: What’s he gonna do? Jump up and start slugging you with his handcuffs on?
Anthony” He has a violent history…You don’t know this as a cop when you are responding to…
Berkowitz: He’s on the ground. He’s handcuffed.
Anthony: Handcuffs mean nothing…
John Anthony: America’s not a racist country. We have racists in our country…[But] There’s no way a racist country elects a black person as President of these United States- twice.
Show host Berkowitz takes a fresh look with former police officer and 560 AM Radio-The Answer (“Black and Right”) personality John Anthony on six well-publicized, police involved deaths of blacks.
The “Public Affairs,” TV show airs tonight in Chicago on Cable Ch. 21 (CAN TV) at 9:03 pm.
The show also airs tonight at 8:30 pm in 25 Chicago Metro north and northwest suburbs on
—Comcast Cable Ch. 19 in Buffalo Grove, Elk Grove Village, Hoffman Estates, parts of Inverness, Lincolnwood, Morton Grove, Niles, Northfield, Palatine, Rolling Meadows and Wilmette and on
–Comcast Cable Ch. 35 in Arlington Heights, Bartlett, Glenview, Golf, Des Plaines, Hanover Park, Mt. Prospect, Northbrook, Park Ridge, Prospect Heights, Schaumburg, Skokie, Streamwood and Wheeling.
Berkowitz and Anthony focus on the facts surrounding these incidents, as we know them, and the facts are all too often ignored by the mainstream media and protestors at rallies.
The incidents discussed involve Laquan McDonald, Tamar Rice, George Floyd, Rashard Brooks, Breonna Taylor and Michael Brown.
One by one and collectively, Berkowitz and Anthony debate and discuss whether these are examples of systemic racism or of unfortunate, occasional racist acts. Or, were the police actions appropriate or mis-judgments in the heat of the moment having little to do with race.
What are the larger implications of these cases for society? Can we generalize as to their meaning? Symbolism or substance?
Also discussed is the BLM organization- their motives and apparent guiding principles, or lack thereof, so to speak.
Finally, Berkowitz and Anthony discuss briefly the Cook County State’s Attorney race between incumbent Democrat Kim Foxx and her Republican challenger Pat O’Brien.
2020 State’s Attorney race, 560 AM Radio The Answer, Black and Right, Breeona Taylor, cops shooting blacks, Goerge Floyd, Jeff Berkowitz, John Anthony, Kim Foxx, Laquan McDonald, Michael Brown, Pat O”Brien, police brutality, police misconduct, Public Affairs, Rashard Brooks, resisting arrest, Tamar Rice, War on Cops