Fireworks flew on Fox News this week between network contributors Geraldo Rivera and civil rights attorney Leo Terrell when the two butted heads over liberal ideas on violent crime — and Rivera went one step too far.
Both men were appearing on the Thursday airing of “America’s Newsroom” with host Bill Hemmer to discuss reports that the newly elected mayor of St. Louis, Democrat Tishaura Jones, was planning to address her city’s rising homicide rate with more social workers, rather than police officers, an idea that has floated by progressives as part of the movement to “defund the police.”
Rivera, a legendary journalist with liberal leanings, acknowledged that the plan was “idealistic” and a bit “unrealistic,” but nonetheless endorsed the “compassion” of such an approach.
“You need love, you need kindness. You know, you can always use more compassion,” he said. “The problem in St. Louis, as it is here in