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CNN panel goes off the rails when ex-cop claims black people are ‘prone to criminality’

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Harry Houck and Mark Lamont Hill appear on CNN (screen grab)

Former NYPD detective Harry Houck on Monday argued that the black Americans were “prone to criminality,” and that activists should stop claiming that blacks were being “picked on” by law enforcement.

During a panel discussion on CNN’s New Day about police killing two black men, Philando Castile and Alton Sterling, Houck argued that “racial demagogues” were wrong to complain about “disparities of blacks and whites in jails.”

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Houck presented a sheet of paper which he said had statistics proving that black people were far more likely to commit violent crimes than whites.

“That’s why there are more blacks in jail than there are whites,” he insisted. “They turn it around — the racial demagogues out there — turn it around that the blacks are being picked on.”

CNN commentator Mark Lamont Hill pointed out that an investigation in Ferguson, Missouri found that there was “considerable evidence of racism” in the police department.

“It doesn’t matter!” Houck exclaimed.

“Harry just went on national TV and said black people are prone to criminality!” Hill observed.

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“Well, they are!” Houck replied.

“You think black people are prone to criminality?” Hill asked, raising his voice. “You don’t mean to say that. I’m going to give you a chance to correct [yourself]. You don’t mean that black people are prone to criminality.”

“You are interpreting something else into what I’m saying into your narrative!” Houck yelled back. “That’s what you do!”

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Watch the video below from CNN’s New Day, broadcast July 11, 2016.

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Medical expert doubts Trump’s claim every America will have a COVID vaccine by April: ‘I don’t see how that’s possible’

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Speaking on CNN this Friday, professor of tropical medicine, Dr. Peter Hotez, pushed back on President Trump's claim that every American will have access to a coronavirus vaccine by April.

According to Hotez, there's "just too many unknowns right now" for Trump or any other administration official "to make such a statement.

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"There's going to be a lot of unknown questions," he continued. "We have to really take it in stages."

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‘That is not true’: MSNBC cuts away from Trump’s press briefing after he claims Biden is anti-vaccine

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‘Deranged’ Trump mocked for declaring himself ‘the best thing that ever happened to Puerto Rico‘

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During a press briefing on Friday, President Donald Trump claimed that he was “the best thing that ever happened to Puerto Rico.”

The president was commenting on the fact that the White House had authorized $11.6 billion in aid to rebuild infrastructure on Puerto Rico three years after Hurricane Maria devastated the island.

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