Alice Cooper spoke to Dave Lawrence of Hawaii Public Radio about how today’s “Black Lives Matter” protests against police brutality and injustice recall the turbulent 1960s.
“Well, isn’t it amazing that that was 50, 60 years ago, or something like that, and we’re still dealing with the same problem?”
“You would have thought that that solved the problem. But there’s always that five percent of people that are racist.
“To be honest with you, I know a lot of cops,” he continued. “I don’t know one racist cop. But I guarantee you that five percent of the police force in every city have got a racial problem. And those are the guys that get all the headlines, because they do all the stupid things.
“I think we have to look at that like almost in everything,”
“Five percent of the Muslim population — maybe five percent — back ISIS,” referring to the acronym for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, a terrorist group known for its radical beliefs and violence.
“The rest of ’em are just like we are. If you put a Muslim family with an American family, they’d have a barbecue and they wouldn’t be even talking about politics, but there’s always that five percent that will upset the entire world. And I think that’s our problem with the police department. You don’t have a full police department of racists in there; you have maybe a small percentage, and those are the guys that need to be weeded out. I can’t see why we don’t spend the money on getting a committee in every city to weed out the bad guys.”