Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Jon Stewart Tears Into Reactions to Eric Garner's Death

Jon Stewart reviews the ways in which some public figures blamed the death of Eric Garner "on anything but the injustices of a flawed system," including the following: Garner was too big (Former NYPD Commissioner Bernie Kerik), he was too ill (Rep. Peter King), he wasn't subject to a chokehold (Sean Hannity), he was resisting arrest (former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani) and he was the victim of high cigarette taxes (Rand Paul). Kerik and Giuliani also said that criticisms of the failure to indict the killers of Eric Garner and Michael Brown amount to tearing down the criminal justice system. (An aside: I'm so glad that the divisive Giuliani is no longer my mayor.) Watch:

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