Sean Bergin was reporting on the recent death of a rookie New Jersey cop who was gunned down by a local inner city thug. Lawrence Campbell killed the officer in an apparent premeditated attack. He was subsequently shot dead by the officers who responded to the scene.
In his segment, Bergin featured Campbell’s widow, who told news cameras that her late husband should have taken down more cops. This woman will undoubtedly be raising the couple’s son to despise law enforcement. The child is destined for a life of gang activity and prison time – that’s if he survives longer than his father did.
Local news viewers were initially outraged to see so much coverage of Lawrence’s family and not the officer’s. But there was motivation behind Bergin’s intentional move to publicize this specific coverage of the story. Bergin explained during the live broadcast:
“We were besieged, flooded with calls from police officers furious that we would give media coverage to the life of a cop killer. It’s understandable. We decided to air it because it’s important to shine a light on the anti-cop mentality that has so contaminated America’s inner cities. This same, sick, perverse line of thinking is evident from Jersey City, to Newark and Patterson to Trenton. It has made the police officer’s job impossible and it has got to stop. The underlying cause of all of this, of course: young black men growing up without fathers. Unfortunately, no one in the news media has the courage to touch that subject.”
For his comment about “young black men growing up without fathers”, Bergin was immediately suspended without pay. He could have decided to roll over and bow down to the PC police, but instead of apologizing and accepting a cut in his pay and hours, Bergin up and quit his job at News 12 New Jersey.
We commend Bergin for not only his bold comment about a real problem within poor black communities, but also for leaving his job at the news station for their brash reaction. He has raised more awareness of this problem than he ever would have by letting the station have the upper hand.
H/T: Clash Daily