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Pat Robertson: Chauvin should be put 'under the jail'

Evangelical media mogul Pat Robertson on Thursday called for former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin to be put “under the jail” for kneeling on George Floyd's neck. During a segment on "The 700 Club," Robertson discussed the recent police shooting of Derek Wright in Brooklyn Center, Minn. and expressed dismay...
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Pat Robertson surprises everyone and hits out at police over shooting of Daunte Wright and death of George Floyd

Evangelical leader Pat Robertson gave a damning critique of American police for an “onslaught” of violence against Black Americans, blaming a “low-paid” force consisting of “not the best and brightest”.In the latest edition of CBN’s700 Club, Mr Robertson was incredulous at the claim by former police officer Kim Potter that she mistook her handgun for her Taser in the fatal shooting of Daunte Wright.Employing prop weapons to make the point, Mr Robertson and co-host Terry Meeuwsen agreed there was no comparison in the weight of the two items.Ms Meeuwsen reminded viewers the two weapons are also sited on different sides...
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Pat Robertson is wrong: Police use of Tasers, like guns, constitutes excessive force

Pat Robertson demonstrated the difference between a Glock handgun and a Taser on air (700 Club) It's been another awful week of gun violence, including at the hands of police. Last Sunday, Daunte Wright was pulled over for a minor traffic stop in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, and was shot and killed by police officer Kim Potter. He was unarmed. We can't even count the number of times this has happened in our country, undoubtedly many more than have been documented. Until the proliferation of cell phones and police body cams, this incident could easily have been turned into a he-said-she-said that could never be proven one way or another.
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Famed Broken Clock Pat Robertson Says Police Need to ‘Open Their Eyes’ to the Reality of Police Brutality

Pat Robertson is a study in contradictions. On the one hand, the 700 Club host is well-known for some truly wild and undeniably offensive beliefs, such as blaming 9/11 on members of the LGBTQ community or saying Black Lives Matter wants to “destroy Christian values.” On the other hand, he has more mainstream liberal views than you might think, such as being an early believer in climate change, calling on former President Donald Trump to acknowledge President Joe Biden‘s victory and dismissing young earth creationism as “embarrassing nonsense.” Robertson simply doesn’t fit into any convenient ideological box.
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'Pro-police' televangelist Pat Robertson slams Derek Chauvin, Kim Potter, says 'we cannot have a bunch of clowns' policing the U.S.

O.G. televangelist Pat Robertson isn't about to take to the streets to protest the police shooting of Daunte Wright at the hands of former Minnesota police officer Kim Potter, arrested Wednesday and charged with second-degree manslaughter. But like many people, Robertson is baffled that Potter evidently meant to use her Taser on Wright, not her gun.
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Pat Robertson on Daunte Wright Killing: Police Have ‘Got to Stop This’

“700 Club” host Pat Robertson said Thursday that police officers have “got to stop this stuff” while reacting to the killings of Daunte Wright and George Floyd, as well as the pepper-spraying of Army Lieutenant Caron Nazario. The conservative televangelist insisted he’s still “pro-police,” but expressed serious disgust during his...
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Pat Robertson on Mistaking Glock for Taser: ‘We Don’t Have the Finest in the Police Department’

Televangelist Pat Robertson during Thursday’s “The 700 Club” on CBN, argued “the finest” did not work at police departments, which is why. After demonstrated the difference between a Glock handgun and a taser while discussing former police officer Kim Potter’s claim that she mistook her sidearm for a taser in the killing of Daunte Wright, Robertson said, “There’s just no comparison.”

Is Pat Robertson woke? Televangelist says Derek Chauvin should be jailed, whips out fake gun and taser on-air

Evangelical leader Pat Robertson made an appearance on ‘The 700 Club,’ on Thursday, April 15, where he asserted that Derek Chauvin, accused of killing George Floyd on May 25 last year, should be put “under the jail”. He also condemned Daunte Wright's death in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, on April 11, 2021, after being allegedly shot by police officer Kimberly Potter during a traffic stop.