RUSH: CNN was speaking to the St. Louis County NAALCP board member John Gaskin about Ferguson. Blitzer said, “The Ferguson police chief called the situation in the city ‘a powder keg.’ He’s going to be speaking shortly, having another news conference. What do you want to hear from the police chief in Ferguson?” This was last night.
GASKIN: The first thing we want to hear from the police chief — and the local NA’CP has discussed this this afternoon — is an apology to the family. This is not the first time that this local police department has had an issue with the way that they treat BMW’s, as we say at the NA’CP, black men walking. The Ferguson Police Department has had issues. It’s our hope that the American Congress will use this policy window as an opportunity to address police brutality on a national stage in Congress.
RUSH: Never let a good crisis go to waste. This guy comes out and says it. National legislation to address police treatment of BMWs, Black Men Walking. Have you heard that one before? (interruption) You have? (interruption) Really? You’ve heard…? (interruption) Black Men Walking could be…? (interruption) Look, I was here 10 years ago, and I don’t remember that. (interruption) Okay.
Well, there you have it, Black Men Walking, “national legislation to address police treatment of Black Men Walking.” And here is Emanuel Cleaver, Democrat, Missouri, I think… Yes. Kansas City. He’s also on with Blitzer, who has said, “What should we be bracing for tonight in Ferguson, Mr. Cleaver?”