On Friday, pop star John Legend attacked the NRA, tweeting that the organization was a “danger to this nation and to the police.”
Legend was responding to this tweet from former New York Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik:
Kerik’s tweet linked to an appearance he had made on NRA TV, where he stated, “I think that the criminals out there — the bad guys who want to do bad things — are emboldened by people like John Legend and others who spew this nonsense rhetoric that is completely false and [lie] to generate divisiveness in communities.”
Host Grant Stichfield commented that Legend had “proven his ignorance by what he writes on Twitter,” adding that Legend had done a disservice to America and the people of his community.
Legend had tweeted on April 23:
Kerik pointed out, “In 2017, there were 10 million arrests. There were 963 people killed by police officers; out of that, 457 were white; 223 were black. Twice as many whites were killed in engagements with cops.”