“Ultra-conservative evangelical leader Pat Robertson delivered a surprisingly searing rant about the recent onslaught of police violence, blasting former officers Kim Potter and Derek Chauvin while saying cops have ‘got to stop this stuff.’
During his 700 Club broadcast on Thursday, Robertson and co-host Terry Meeuwsen discussed the shooting death of Daunte Wright, noting that Potter—who has been charged with manslaughter—has claimed that she confused her pistol and Taser when she shot and killed Wright during a traffic stop.
Using plastic models of the two weapons, Robertson and Meeuwsen demonstrated the difference in size and weight between the sidearm and Taser, prompting Robertson to say there’s ‘no comparison’ between the two.”
Evangelical firebrand Pat Robertson and I agree as often as Ivanka Trump and a Trump Tower housekeeper enjoy sushi and sake at the Kurumazushi restaurant in New York City.
But I’m glad that Robertson experienced an epiphany and delivered a Holy Ghost inspired prophetic message about the systemic police violence against people of color. He blasted former police officers Kim Potter and Derek Chauvin with both barrels — for once fulfilling his responsibility as a man of God and speaking truth to power.
Robertson’s audience gets almost all of their news from conservative outlets like Fox News and Newsmax where cops are venerated as public servants, who can do no wrong. Therefore, I applaud Robertson for opening the eyes of his followers to the reality where for decades, indeed centuries, police officers have been culling blacks and other minorities.
If you believe that 26-year veteran police officer Kim Potter mistook a Glock for a Taser, I have a seaside property in Kentucky to sell you. Kim Potter murdered Daunte Wright in cold blood, unfortunately intent is very difficult to prove and consequently she was charged with second-degree manslaughter instead of first-degree murder.
If Chauvin and Potter are convicted, I will join Robertson in shouting: Halleluiah.