WATCH: Ben Carson Calls Out Democrats' Soft-On-Crime Policies Following NYPD Officer Jonathan Diller's Murder

On Saturday, former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Dr. Ben Carson joined Newsmax's 'Saturday Report' to discuss the anti-police movement and the recent murder of NYPD Officer Jonathan Diller in Queens, New York. 

"Those people who are protesting against police brutality and various things which do occur, but it is very, very limited, they don't realize the contribution that police make to the harmony that goes on in our society," Carson explained to host Rita Crosby. "Can you imagine just 24 or 48 hours with no police? Can you imagine the chaos that would ensue? These people should be honored. They're not paid high amounts of money. They put their lives on the line all the time. We need to bring back respect for the police."

As previously reported by the DC Enquirer, Officer Diller and his partner were carrying out a traffic stop on two suspects for parking at a bus stop. One of the suspects, identified as 34-year-old Guy Rivera, who was illegally in possession of a firearm, decided he didn't want to return to prison, so he opened fire and hit Diller beneath his protective vest. His partner opened fire on the suspect, striking him in the back. Once Rivera was apprehended, officers quickly rushed Diller to Jamaica Hospital, but he succumbed to his injuries. The suspect, who has had 21 prior arrests, was also taken to Jamaica Hospital and is in stable condition.

Following the shooting, President Trump condemned the lawlessness that led to Diller's unfortunate demise and visited with the family at the Wake last week. "What happened is such a sad event. Such a horrible thing, and it's happening all too often," Trump said after visiting with the Diller family. "We just aren't going to let it happen; we just can't. Twenty-one times arrested this thug. The person in the car with him was arrested many times. They don't learn because they don't respect. They're not given the respect. Police are the greatest people we have. There's nobody like them, and this should never happen."

When asked about the stark contrast between Trump, who was in New York to stand with law enforcement, and Biden, who was in New York for a high-profile fundraiser, Dr. Ben Carson explained that there would be a major shift in policy if Trump won a second term. When asked about the deterioration of Democratic support from black voters, Carson stated that the various economic problems are impacting the black community just as much as any other American.

"Black people obviously have eyes and ears and a brain just like everybody else. And they're saying there's less food on the table, less gas in the gas tank, and more wild criminals roaming in their neighborhoods who aren't being prosecuted," Carson said, per Newsmax. "People who are coming in illegally are being put ahead of them in line. I think people don't like that, and I think they have a right to question their loyalties in that situation."

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