Woman’s defense for hiding man wanted by police: ‘All he did was shoot a cop’

Woman’s defense for hiding man wanted by police: ‘All he did was shoot a cop’
Najee Harmon

Houston — make that Milwaukee — we’ve got a problem. Actually, two problems, the first of which has been dealt with. Najee Harmon, 19, a man suspected of shooting a Wauwatosa, Wisc., detective is in custody. On Monday he was charged with a second crime, armed robbery, which he allegedly committed even as police searched for him in regard to the shooting. He has two prior felony convictions.

The second problem, which involves Harmon’s whereabouts during the manhunt for him, is glossed over in a video report by ABC affiliate WISN that reveals he was hiding out at the home of Stephanie King (shown below). In an interview with TV reporter Colleen Henry, King said she had known Harmon since he was small and that he had been friends with her own children.

Stephanie King
Stephanie King

But it’s what comes next in the interview that should give any reader pause. Henry asked whether the police arrested King for harboring a fugitive. King’s response:

No, ’cause I ain’t harboring no fugitive. ‘Cause to me, he didn’t do no wrong. He just shot a cop and then everybody come around when they shoot the cop, but when the cops shoot people do they come around? [Emphasis added]

So this is where we are as a nation. An otherwise law-abiding citizen (giving King the benefit of the doubt) sees no problem in giving refuge to a man with a criminal past and currently wanted by the authorities for shooting a police officer, which in her clouded judgment does not constitute an act of wrongdoing.

The liberal media and Democratic lawmakers have devoted considerable time over the past year to promoting the narrative that the police has it in for the black community. The degree to which this invidious message has taken root is implicit in Stephanie King’s dismissal of the crime of which Najee Harmon has been accused.

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Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.


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