On today’s episode of The 700 Club, Pat Robertson admonished those protesting the grand jury’s decision not to indict Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown to stop listening to “racial agitators” and just “cool it.”
He began by admitting that “African Americans in this society for decades have been subject to discrimination” and that there have been many cases of “police brutality in various cities” in the past, but that right now, “we live in what amounts to a pretty much even-tempered type of society.”
“Police,” Robertson said, “are very careful in dealing with people. They’re trained to be careful with minorities, and the abuses of the past are pretty much a thing of the past.” Except, that is, in the minds of “the Al Sharptons and other racial agitators” for social justice.
“I’m all for social justice, and I think most of us are,” he said. “But this case is somebody who may have been mentally disturbed — though we don’t know that. He may have been high on something — but we don’t know that. But whatever it was, the police officer had to defend himself when he was attacked in his police car.”
“So why don’t they,” he asked of the “racial agitators” for social justice and those protesting Brown’s death, “just cool it?”
Robertson went on to criticize President Barack Obama for not blaming Brown for his own death in comments he made after the grand jury decision was announced. “What he should have said is what I just finished saying,” Robertson said. “The young man was breaking the law and he should have been restrained. He did things that were not in keeping with law and order.”
“If he had said that, it would have been a whole lot better.”
Watch his comments on The 700 Club below via Right Wing Watch.