Thursday, December 4, 2014
In The News: San Bernardino County DA blasts Jon Stewart over Victorville man’s death
San Bernardino County District Attorney Michael A. Ramos on Wednesday publicly criticized television personality Jon Stewart for comments he made Monday about an incident in which a Victorville man died following a skirmish with a sheriff’s deputy.
On Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” Stewart blasted those coming to the defense of former Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson, the grand jury’s decision not to indict him in the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown, and the riots and protests that ensued following the decision.
Stewart was particularly vocal about critics who said the issue was an isolated incident, not a civil rights issue, and those who accused protesters of “race arson.”
And that’s where the Victorville incident came in.
“I get what you’re saying. This is an isolated incident, like the police shootings of Tamir Rice in Cleveland, or Dante Parker in San Bernardino County, or Kendreck McDade in Pasadena, or Armand Bennett in New Orleans, or John Crawford in . . . What time does (Stephen) Colbert start?” Stewart cracked during the segment.
Stewart went on to joke that the incidents are “clearly not a manifestation of systemic inequality and mistrust between the African-American community and the somehow always justified police-American community,” and that they were “merely an unending, bizarrely similar series of isolated incidents.”
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