|Don Lemon gets into a heated confrontation with Sonny Hostin on CNN. They debate the now viral video of a young girl being flung around by South Carolina cop in a school classroom.|
The now viral video of South Carolina Deputy Ben Fields flipping a teen in the classroom of a suburban Columbia school has the nation talking.
#BlackLivesMatter once again brings to light the unfair treatment of unarmed citizens and law enforcement. This issue bring concerns of Blacks being brutalized or killed while in police custody.
The Richland County Sheriff's department iced Fields pending either discipline or criminal misconduct charges. The FBI and South Carolina state authorities are considering possible civil right violations against Fields.
Fields got him a lawyer and a police union who is willing to back up the claim that the teen didn't act right from the jump. The person who filmed the encounter didn't get the whole story.
CNN, MSNBC and that right wing network are covering the controversy in their usual partisan fashion. Some commentators are supportive of the #BlackLivesMatter movement. They are outraged that the officer who has a history is still on the force.
Then of course the #AllLivesMatter crowd. The concern trolls who are often siding with the law regardless of misconduct or reckless call. These networks continuie bringing on commentators who often believe that the actions were justified.
Take that asshole Milwaukee sheriff David Clarke, Jr. He's been on that right wing network more than he's been in his office in Milwaukee. The conservatives seem to rely on this buffoon for commentary. This Black lawman often expresses outrageous comments towards Black America.
Some of his comments are half-true or deliberately biased. The racist right eats this stuff for breakfast. They find these coons to air out our problems while failing to address the rise in heroin and human trafficking. None of these coons talk about gun crime in America. It's always Black on Black violence and negligent parenting.
Enter the next buffoon in the media. The third most hated agitator in cable news, Don Lemon.
Don Lemon comes in third place. He, Ronan Farrow and that annoying conservative agitator are the worst in cable news. They are often panned along with Rev. Perm for being just plain awful.
That annoying conservative agitator and Rev. Perm were demoted. Farrow was kicked off the 3pm spot on MSNBC. Don Lemon was promoted to the struggling 9pm slot on CNN.
He seems to get a kick out of law enforcement brutalizing citizens. On the Situation Room, Wolf Blitzer, Tom Fuentes and Sunny Hostin were debating this with Lemon.
Lemon made a comment that seems to attract Mediaite.
“It does look disturbing,” said the CNN anchor. “The part that is most disturbing to me is seeing her thrown around. As far as the desk going over, I don’t know if the desk fell over because she didn’t want to get up or if he pushed it over. I don’t know. I think there’s context to everything. I would like to see what happens before and I would like to see what happened afterwards… It does look horrible. It does look like there’s no excuse for what he’s doing to her, but again, we don’t know… This only show a small slice in time of what happened. I’d like to know more before passing judgment.”
That got Sunny Hostin out of her seat. She wanted to reach across the set and slap the shit out of Lemon. Figuratively speaking of course.
“Are you guys kidding me?” said Hostin.
|Deputy Ben Fields may want to consider a new line of work.|
“No, we’re not kidding. We don’t know what happened,” said Lemon. “You weren’t sitting in the room, Sunny. You don’t know if she wasn’t standing up!”
“I don’t need to know more,” Hostin retorted, to which Lemon said: “You do need to know more! As a prosecutor, you should want to know more.”
“This is a young girl!” she shouted, emphasizing the girl’s age in comparison to the school resource officer.
Lemon persisted, noting that all the facts should be sought out and analyzed before passing judgment on the situation. Fuentes and Blitzer didn’t say anything throughout the exchange, though they mostly agreed in their own comments. Hostin, however, never relented until the show host interrupted the segment to show a second video.
Regardless of how this situation happened, would you want your child or you tossed around like that?
FBI chief James Comey also lit up a shit storm by saying that recording misconduct by law enforcement makes it harder for them to do their jobs. Comey believes the "Ferguson Effect" has made the law lack the effort to combat real criminal activity.
The White House shot back saying that Comey's comments were ridiculous.