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CNN Debate Turns Ugly When A Former NYPD Detective Says Black People Are 'Prone To Criminality'! Watch!

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If you don't have this conversation the right way, things will never change.

On Monday morning, Chris Cuomo was hosting CNN's New Day when he had three guests on, including former NYPD detective Harry Houck and CNN commentator and social activist Marc Lamont Hill.

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The panel started off well enough, debating possible solutions surrounding recent issues of police killing black men, and cops being shot by disgruntled, deranged individuals.

But things went off the rails HARD when Houck dropped a very unwelcome tidbit about the "disparities of blacks and whites in jails," saying that he had stats that backed up how black people are far more likely to commit violent crimes than white people.

Houck said, disgustingly:

"That's why there are more blacks in jail than there are whites. They turn it around — the racial demagogues out there — turn it around that the blacks are being picked on."

Uh-oh.

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Hill started by calmly asking Houck to clarify the statement — surely, the former NYPD detective couldn't have meant what it sounded like he meant, right?!

"You think black people are prone to criminality? You don't mean to say that. I'm going to give you a chance to correct [yourself]. You don't mean that black people are prone to criminality."

But tensions rose immediately, and Hill laid it all out there:

"Harry just went on national TV and said black people are prone to criminality!"

Houck's response to that was distressing, to say the least:

"Well, they are!"

Yikes!!!

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Watch the whole thing melt down very quickly (below):

Well then…

At least some public figures have found a far more positive, meaningful way to respond to the Dallas police shootings.

[Image via CNN.]

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