Ex-cop on wealthy NYC rioters: 'Taking advantage of Black struggle ... protesting their White guilt'
'These knuckleheads are not thinking about Black lives'
"Privileged" White people arrested in New York City for rioting are "knuckleheads" who have no real interest in improving Black lives, a former cop said Saturday on "Fox & Friends Weekend."
"These are just young people who are taking advantage of the Black struggle," said Brandon Tatum, a former Tucson, Ariz., police officer and conservative activist.
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The seven individuals -- including wealthy Upper East Sider Clara Kraebber -- were arrested for rioting at a New Afrikan Black Panther Party rally, the New York Post reports.
"They're taking advantage of BLM, they're essentially protesting their parents, they're protesting their White guilt that has been brainwashed into them by the institutions that we call the educational system that is occurring today with all these leftist teachers," Tatum said.
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Kraebber, 20, who was charged with felony rioting and misdemeanor graffiti charges, reportedly comes from a family that owns a $1.8 million apartment and second home in Connecticut.
"It has nothing to do with police brutality," Tatum said of the demonstration. "It has almost everything to do with parents not teaching their children about responsibility."
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Elliot Rucka, 20, from Portland, Ore., was also arrested on a felony riot charge. He is the son of a New York Times best-selling comic book writer.
"People have to understand this," Tatum said. "When you have wealth, somebody worked hard to get to that point, and we are not translating that well to the next generation of these communists who want to destroy everything and think everything should be free."