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WATCH: Tucker Carlson warns 'entire country will be Memphis if we don't put a stop to this insanity right now'

"We should never accept this under any circumstances," Carlson stated. "To accept something is to concede that it is more or less normal."

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The body of kindergarten teacher, mother, and heiress to the Orgill hardware company fortune Eliza Fletcher was discovered on Tuesday, after she was reported missing in Memphis, Tennessee last Friday. Her alleged attacker, Cleotha Abston, was subsequently charged with first degree murder.

On Tuesday evening, FOX News' Tucker Carlson discussed the incident, decrying the state of America's cities and the justice system that allowed Abston to be out on the streets preying on women like Fletcher. Abston had served 20 years in prison for kidnapping, and as a juvenile was convicted of rape.

Carlson lamented the decline of Memphis, noting that a hundred years ago, it had been "one of the richest, best organized cities in the country," but now it consistently ranks among the most dangerous.

Despite this, he said, Fletcher had decided to move back to the city after finishing college to raise a family in the place she had grown up. He highlighted her bubbly, loving personality.

Carlson contrasted Fletcher's life with Abston's, saying that he was a repeat offender and danger to society.

But it was the criminal justice system, Carlson said, that was primarily to blame for facilitating Abston's behavior. That system, he continued, never fully punished Abston for what he did, nor did it reform him in any way.

"Abston was well known in his apartment complex as of last week for his sexual aggression and his perversity. He terrified his neighbors, but no one from any part of the justice system seems to have intervened," Carlson said.

Following Fletcher's disappearance, many people across social media resorted to victim blaming, questioning why she had been out so early knowing that the city was a dangerous place.

Carlson slammed this way of thinking, admitting that while we all in some sense understand that she was skating on thin ice, being kidnapped and murdered while out for a run in the morning should not be accepted as a norm in American cities.

He suggested that while it may seem "a little weird" that someone like Fletcher would choose to move back to the city of Memphis, it should not surprise anyone. "Eliza Fletcher was from Memphis," he reminded viewers. "She grew up there, she had a right to come back. This was her country, too."

Carlson decried the loss of order in American cities, and the fact that there continues to be unwritten rules that "you just can't go some places."

"Most people accept this by default," he continued, "but we should never accept this under any circumstances. To accept something is to concede that it is more or less normal. Once we accept something as normal, whether it's children being castrated in the name of trans rights, or women being murdered by rapists who should have been in prison but weren't because equity ... we are stuck with it forever."

"The good people who lived in Memphis a century ago would never believe what has happened to the city they built," Carlson concluded. "That will be the experience of every American before long; our entire country will be Memphis if we don't put a stop to this insanity right now with as much force as is required."

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