Fox News host and former secret service agent Dan Bongino directly confronted the co-founder of ‘Black Lives Matter’ (BLM) for the greater New York City area
BLM co-founder Hawk Newsome issued a horrifying warning to law enforcement.
“If they think that they’re going to go back to the old ways of policing, then we’re going to take to the streets again,” Newsome said.
Newsome promised that “there will be riots, there will be fires and there will be bloodshed.”
Bongino, who is a former NYPD cop himself as well as a former Secret Service agent, directly asked Newsome, “Do you condemn riots and burning down buildings after a police use-of-force incident you don’t like?”
“No,” Newsome responded. “What I’ll say is, I understand when a police officer unjustifiably kills someone, why people lash out. I understand that completely.”
“I’m not going to condemn, nor am I going to condone it,” he added.
“Isn’t that cowardly?” Bongino asked.
“‘I’m not going to condemn it, but I’m not going to condone it’ — so I don’t want to take a stand’?” Bongino said.
“You seem to talk a lot of junk and then when I put you on the spot you won’t answer a damn question. Do you condone violence or you condemn violence?” Bongino asked.
“You’re all over the place. Just condemn violence and burning of buildings down. How hard is it?” Bongino asked. “You seem to talk a lot of junk and then when I put you on the spot you won’t answer a damn question.”
Instead of directly answering questions, Newsome eventually stormed off.
“God bless you, man. I’m out of here,” he said.
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Newsome acccused Bongino of not allowing him to speak
Newsome said, “OK, so when Usama bin Laden attacked the World Trade Center, did you say America should deal with it peacefully?”
“You’re not answering the question, man,” Bongino continued to explain. “That has nothing to do with people burning down businesses in New York City. You’re not gonna answer the question, Hawk…”
“OK, I’ll give you this,” Newsome answered. “I don’t condone it, I don’t promote it, but I will not condemn it.”
“Man, that’s just cowardly. That’s just cowardly,” Bongino said.