Phoenix PD's Killer Cop -- Attention Fox 10's John Hook: You're Awesome

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Fox 10's John Hook
Often is the case in local TV news that a reporter asks a tough question, the subject gives some bullshit answer, and the conversation moves on without any sort of resolution.

As for Fox 10's John Hook: homey don't play dat.

Following the shooting of an unarmed Phoenix man by a Phoenix Police Officer Richard Chrisman on Tuesday, Hook interviewed Frank Marino, the chairman of Phoenix Law Enforcement Association, which just foot the bill for that officer's $150,000 bail.

If you're unfamiliar with the case, click here. We got the police report -- if that account is even remotely accurate, what happened is absolutely ridiculous.    

Hook asks Marino his take on what happened. Marino starts by saying "yeah, John, at this time we're standing by our officer."

That's when Hook got real, interrupting Marino with "yeah, I get that. I get the 'thin blue line'"

It got better. Check out the clip after the jump.



Hook's the same guy who last week held Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu's feet to the fire when he tried to bash New Times as being a "conspiracy-theory newspaper."

Hook, in another interruption, pointed out to Babeu that "In New Times' defense, Sheriff Babeu, they have done some of the best journalism in this town over the years. I mean, they've broken some big, big stories."

Here's a tip for anyone who might find themselves on the evening news: if you think you're gonna skate through an interview, and dodge tough questions, don't talk to John Hook.

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Scotty
Scotty

John Hook is a Ass

Damien Bennett
Damien Bennett

When are we going to have a revolution? everyone talks shit but no one does anything, lets take this country away from the asshole that allow these things to happen!!! damn the ppl that are in control, all they care for is themselves!!!! I cry sometimes when I think of they parylize us, no joke.

Damien Bennett
Damien Bennett

That cop they interviewed, Frank Marino was dodging questions like crazy. He is a pig, he knows that the accused officer murdered that boy. Had the cop been mexican or black, and the kid been some middle class white kid, the cops partner wouldn't have let that happen. This worlds is messed up, and that was clearly a hate crime. This is why ppl on the low end don't like police.

Concerned Citizen
Concerned Citizen

We think John Hook is a true professional with much credibility. So when HE asks the tough questions and especially interrupts, we listen. John Hook, thank you. Senator Russell Pearce is ALL wrong about SB 1070 needing to "take the handcuffs off the police" -- they never had the "hand cuffs" on to begin with. This is what SB1070 looks like to us, not the mumbo jumbo they are feeding the public. Pearce of former deputy sheriff, who founded "Tent City" according to him and Rep. John Kavanagh, a former policeman should NOT be writing laws for the citizenry that works against them. When these elected officials are allowed to spew their propaganda globally -- they are allowed to perpetuate a culture that has been standard operating procedure for far too long. Officers like this think it is acceptable. Well it isn't! So NO to SB1070! We do not need law enforcement having the ability to stop anyone they want and seize their assets, kill their dog or kill them!! Arizona law enforcement has gone too far. This damages the reputation and credibility of the "good" officers.

O C D Sara
O C D Sara

Any one who even mentions that this is a racial issue should zip it. Chrismans girlfriend is mexican. Keep focus on the tragedy of what happened. Judgement should wait UNTIL trial. Read more info, there are 2 stories to hear. I have a solution to all those who don't like police, never call them, even when your getting robbed, raped and mugged by crackheads. I live in that area... I know. And stay out of trouble then there should be no problem. I am very sick of hearing this is a racial problem, get over it!

C_emad
C_emad

John killed me during that interview that guy kept lookin off camera like we just wanted to run away. John Hook for President!

Stoney-Browning
Stoney-Browning

Extremely unusual, my ass! You bunch KNOW what kinds of crooks you've got working on the force! A cop talking about Civil rights, and "Innocent until proven guilty"? It's almost a freaking comedy!Time for these crooked cops to be held to account! They're nothing but a bunch of thugs on a power trip, protected by the Judicial System!

When the shit hits the fan
When the shit hits the fan

John Hook is to be admired for not pussying out. There have been times past when even the late, great Walter Cronkite, whose name stands synonymous for excellence in journalism, was forced to overlook or not refer to certain aspects of some of the highest profile news stories he covered. The most tragic example was the Kennedy Assassination.Mr. Hook... If you continue to report news in this manner and not worry about the flack from those you may upset, I may even watch Fox News 10. "Just you watch the best" was laughable before. Concise, honest reporting might make that tag line seem more credible. And Stephen Lemons and everyone at New Times are an example of the type of investigative journalism that is 180 degrees different from the kiss-ass crap and incomplete reporting so familiar to the evening news. I don't believe a damned thing I hear on TV, especially from elected local assholes, sheriffs, wrinkled up governor wannabes and the rest. I may soften my attitude in the future.Hey... I said I "may".

WTFsquared
WTFsquared

If he stands by his officer, why isn't he standing by the partner who said it was the worst day of his life also?

Livinisez
Livinisez

I hope Mr Murdock doesn't find out one of his reporters is being level headed, Hook could lose his job.

Saltywench
Saltywench

Pretty sad when we all get excited over a reporter, doing what he is supposed to do.

Jwphx
Jwphx

I watched the interview last night. All I have to say is that the men and women in blue need to select a new chairman. He gives them all a bad name. What an arrogant asshole.

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

Maybe he should be a guest interviewer on JMA-TV1? He might be roughter than Lisa Allen.

Loosecannonsbluesband
Loosecannonsbluesband

Due Process! Civil Rights! When's the last time you heard a cop give those concepts a tinker's damn?

Officers of the Law, take note - you are protected by the U.S. Constitution and this State's Constitution just like us average joes are. PLEASE remember that when approaching us to do your important jobs. Too many of your fellow citizens' rights are being violated by po po who think it's manly to ignore these rights guaranteed by our founding documents.

This is what happens when a culture of disrespect is allowed to fester among our LEOs, led by Sheriff Joe and his Hispanic Haters.

PhoenixVoiceOfReason
PhoenixVoiceOfReason

Homey don't play dat... I lol'd at that one, nice job. As much as I despise Fox News and all they stand for... John Hook is the MAN. Thank you Mr King for the follow up story here.

Coz
Coz

Cold blooded murder by Phoenix PD is all this was.

Damien Bennett
Damien Bennett

You know, just because his girlfriend is mexican doesn't mean he isnt prejudice against them. I am black and my grandma hate "niggers". Its not the race of ppl, its the class. Maybe he accepts his girlfriend, but some poor kid living in the slums, maybe thats just enough to get his blood boiling. Ask yourself, had it been a white kid and a black cop, what would be happening?

People are jumping the gun, including myself, but sometimes things are pretty obvious. remember OJ Simpson? yea...

StopkillingUS
StopkillingUS

Just because he dates a mexican doesnt mean anything. He can still look down at the brown people who live in lower income neighborhoods thinking he's better than them. He probably thinks he has a right to be mean to browns. When the people who are supposed to protect us, kill us, were going to say its a racial issue. Sorry if you still wish this was the 1920 but its not buddy. WE HAVE A VOICE. Coast to coast cops are killing browns and blacks. RIP SEAN BELL....RIP OSCAR GRANT. STOP THE KILLING PIGS!!!!!

Jn Brown
Jn Brown

lo i did think he was going to make a break for it. obviously gettin the word from the high mucky muck

Anon
Anon

Great comment. You are a very informed and concerned citizen.

Anon
Anon

Livinisez, You get it.

Mike Wells
Mike Wells

There seems to be this really weird disconnect between Fox News and the Fox Network. The television stations have exposed the same type of crap that FauxNews likes to bury. Watching a Fox television station do the news and then watching FauxNews while reminding yourself that they are owned by the same company could likely cause your head to explode...

Concerned Citizen
Concerned Citizen

Saltywench, Well said. That's how bad it is in Maricopa County and the state of Arizona, that we "honor" someone doing their job.

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