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Jon Stewart “I think what is so utterly depressing is that none of the ambiguities that existed in the Ferguson case, exist in the Staten Island case.  And yet, the outcome is exactly the same no crime, no trial, all harm, no foul.  In Ferguson, at least you had conflicting witness testimony, you had conflicting forensics, you had the specter at least, of police self-defense, but here there is none of that.  The coroner called it a homicide.  The guy’s not acting threatening, and we know that, not through witness testimony, unreliable bystanders, but because we are bleeping watching it.  Someone taped it.  A couple of days ago the White House proposed more cameras on cop vests as a solution to this type of violence.  I assume the solution they are proposing, if implemented would look something like the Eric Garner case.  I mean maybe, to look at the bright side, we’re about to save ourselves a bleep load of money on cop camera vests, but damn.  We are definitely not living in a post racial society and I can imagine there are a lot of people out there wondering how much of a society we’re living in at all.”

 

http://thedailyshow.cc.com/videos/a9bg2k/the-eric-garner-grand-jury-decision

 

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Lawrence O’Donnell (MSNBC) “Just before officer Darren Wilson testified to the grand jury investigating his killing of Michael Brown the assistant District Attorney handling the case said this to the grand jurors ‘I’m going to pass out to you all, you all are going to receive a copy of a statute,It is section 563.046, and it is, it says law enforcement officers use of force in making an arrest, and it is the law on what is permissible, what force is permissible, and when in making an arrest by a police officer.’  The Assistant District Attorney Kathy Alizadeh then handed the grand jury a copy of a 1979 Missouri law that was ruled unconstitutional by the United States Supreme Court in 1985.  She was handing them something that had not been law in Missouri during her entire legal career.  But, it was very helpful to officer Darren Wilson that the Assistant District Attorney handed the grand jury an old unconstitutional law which said incorrectly that it is legal to shoot fleeing suspects, simply because they are fleeing.”