On Thursday, during the the right-wing Media Research Center’s annual black tie gala, the six Baltimore police officers who were charged in Freddie Gray’s death were applauded and lauded.
“In April of last year, six Baltimore police officers were transporting Freddie Gray to jail and he died en route,” frequent Fox News contributor Deneen Borelli said at the event, missing the fact that Gray died in a hospital after suffering spinal injuries after being bounced around en route.
“Immediately someone made the accusation that Freddie Gray had been killed by the police,” Borelli added. “The accusation grew and grew – fed by the left, political agitators, and the national media – to advance the anti-police narrative. Soon there were riots in the street.”
“These five men and one woman, all veteran police officers, were now in handcuffs, fighting for their lives, their careers destroyed, bankrupted, humiliated,” she continued before calling up the officers involved to the raucous cheers of the crowd.
“No one apologized for ruining their lives,” Borelli said. “No one thanked them for their service or recognized their honor. Who will thank these officers? Who will thank all police officers … at a time they are being so vilified? Tonight, ladies and gentlemen, we will.”
Garrett Miller took to the microphone to ask for “prayers” during a time where, as he described it, police officers are vilified and facing much hatred.
“Our profession is hurting,” Miller said. “We’re losing officers at an incredible rate. Not just from gunfire but because they’re tired of it. They quit. Our department is short. Everywhere is short. Nobody wants to be a police officer anymore.”