Hank Johnson spars with Sean Hannity on police shootings and ‘black-on-black crime’

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Political Insider blog

U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Lithonia, sparred with Fox News host Sean Hannity last night on the subject of police officer shootings.

Hannity Fox News host Sean Hannity

The impetus was Johnson’s declaration on the House floor that “It feels like open season on black men in America.”

Hannity had denounced the killing of Walter Scott in North Charleston, S.C., but added: “I can’t think of one other instance that is similar to that.”

Johnson: “You can’t think of one other instance where there has been an unjustified killing that has been caught on tape?”

Hannity (as they talk over each other): “No. Not like that. That looked like an assassination. … The Michael Brown case wasn’t like that. The Trayvon Martin case wasn’t like that.”

U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Lithonia U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Lithonia

Hannity later went on:

“There are some bad cops, that’s one case that you got right. Those numbers are dramatically lower…

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