Who is Ed Gavin? Tucker Carlson laughs at NYC ex-prison officer who slammed Derek Chauvin's 'pure savagery'
'Tucker Carlson is so entrenched in his own racist BS he can’t even tolerate the slightest dissent to air on his show,' a user said
Ex-cop Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all counts in the George Floyd murder trial on Tuesday, April 21. Judge Peter Cahill delivered the verdict. The US was braced for unrest, instead, they got a celebration.
Naturally, the ruling has opened the floodgates to a host of opinions. While some have called the trial and verdict 'unfair', most have praised it. Television presenters were not too far with their two cents, especially Tucker Carlson, who had a "complete meltdown" during a live interaction with former New York City corrections officer Ed Gavin.
In the interview, which ended abruptly, Ed stressed how Derek was using excessive force on the victim. On May 25, 2020, Derek knelt on George's neck for nine minutes as he gasped for breath, saying: "I can't breathe."
Who is Ed Gavin?
In 2003, after Ed retired with 21 years of experience, he founded a private investigation company. Subsequently, he served at ACS for almost six years. During his term, he supervised high-priority child abuse and neglect cases as acting chief of staff. Also, he was deputy warden at the DOC, and did two stints in the adolescent jail.
Coming back to the controversial interview, Ed and Tucker started their conversation on a positive note when the host asked if anyone would want to become a cop after what went down with Derek. "This is really a learning experience for everyone. Let's face it, what we saw in that video was pure savagery. I mean the documentary evidence showed the police officer putting his knee on the perpetrator's neck while he was rear cuffed and his stomach was on the ground causing positional asphyxia," Ed explained and added that he would like more police training in the future.
Ed noted that in his career he has used force on over 500 people but never had anyone go unconscious, which triggered a response from Tucker. He asked if what should cops do in such cases. Ed argued that George was already brought under control and at that point, an EMS should have been summoned. As he continued to explain, Tucker interjected with a laugh and said: "I'm kind of more worried about the rest of the country, which thanks to police in action, in case you haven't noticed, like boarded up.
Tucker dismissing Ed's pointers by laughing had viewers enraged, who shared their thoughts on the matter via tweets. "Tucker Carlson is so entrenched in his own racist BS he can’t even tolerate the slightest dissent to air on his show," one tweeted, another shared: "@TuckerCarlson Can you offer some explanation for that insane burst of laughter? @FoxNews Doesn't the mental state of your on-air personalities concern you at all? Tucker's losing it."
Tucker Carlson is so entrenched in his own racist BS he can’t even tolerate the slightest dissent to air on his show. pic.twitter.com/6p7M9RbBcu— Carolyn from Maryland (@carolyn_from) April 21, 2021
"Tucker Carlson is using @FoxNews & its sponsors to defend & promote racist evil. They should not be letting him do that," a user commented. "He's a douche, but that's not much of a "complete meltdown." He mocked the guest with screeching laughter. I didn't notice a "complete meltdown" like Central Park Karen," another wrote.
Tucker Carlson is using @FoxNews & its sponsors to defend & promote racist evil. They should not be letting him do that.— Joseph Robertson (@poet_economist) April 21, 2021
He's a douche, but that's not much of a "complete meltdown." He mocked the guest with screeching laughter. I didn't notice a "complete meltdown" like Central Park Karen.— Clarence Beeks (@LV_Beeks) April 21, 2021