Five Officers and a Gentleman - Brandishing Blackness

  • Aired:  07/28/14
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A Michigan man threatens police with a rifle, and Senior Black Correspondent Larry Wilmore reports on the incident's surprising conclusion. (3:21)

[LAUGHTER]FOR MORE, WE TURN TO SENIOR...

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]OH, OKAY.

I'M SORRY.

I DIDN'T KNOW SENIOR BLACKCORRESPONDENT, I DIDN'T REALIZE

WE WERE TALKING ABOUT RACIALISSUES.

I THOUGHT THIS WAS GOING TO BETHE SENIOR POLICE MISCONDUCT

CORRESPONDENT OR...

>> [LAUGHING]JON, YOU'RE SO FUNNY ACTING

LIKE THEY'RE NOT RELATED.>> Jon: [LAUGHING]

>> NOT FUNNY, JON.

>> Jon: RIGHT.

>> THIS [BLEEPED] HAS GOT TOSTOP ALREADY.

>> Jon: YEAH, BUT THAT'S WHAT IWAS GONNA SAY, BUT BLACK

PEOPLE AREN'T THE ONLY ONESWHO SOMETIMES GET MISTREATED BY

THE POLICE. WE'VE ALL SEEN THEVIDEOS OF THESE WHITE KIDS

THERE IN THE PROTEST THEREGETTING SPRAYED.

>> OH PLEASE, JON, C'MONTHAT'S PEPPER SPRAY.

THEY'RE JUST GETTING SEASONED.

[LAUGHTER]AND BESIDES, I DON'T EVEN COUNT

THEM AS WHITE PEOPLE.

THEY'RE HIPPIES. IT'S NOT THESAME.

>> Jon: ALRIGHT. UM...

FAIR POINT.

BUT DO YOU REALLY THINKTHAT THE POLICE AREN'T AS QUICK

TO CHOKE OUT A WHITE PERSONAS A BLACK PERSON?

>> WELL, LET'S COMPARE. I MEAN,ERIC GARNER WAS UNARMED, HOLDING

HIS HANDS UP, AND POLITELYASKING THE COPS TO LEAVE HIM

ALONE.>> Jon: RIGHT.

>> LOOK, HERE'S A WHITE GUY INMICHIGAN LAST MONTH, LOOK,

THERE HE IS THREATENING THE COPSWITH A RIFLE, AND LOOK.

NOW HE'S... JON, HE'S WAVING HIS[BLEEPED] AT THEM.

OH [BLEEPED]. THEY'RE GOING TO[BLEEPED] HIM UP BAD.

WHAT?

THEY'RE GOING TO SIT AND HAVE ACHAT?

YOU GOT TO BE [BLEEPED] KIDDINGME. I MEAN...

[APPLAUSE]>> Jon: WELL, I, ALL RIGHT.

>> NO, I MEAN, HE WASASKING FOR A CHOKEHOLD.

>> Jon: AT THE LEAST.

>> NO, SERIOUSLY, HE WAS ASKINGFOR A CHOKEHOLD, AND THEY STILL

DIDN'T GIVE IT TO HIM.

I MEAN, THIS GUY COULD HAVE SHOTHIS WAY OUT OF FALLUJAH.

THE ONLY THING ERIC GARNER WASBRANDISHING WAS HIS BLACK.

>> Jon: TO BE FAIR IT ISDANGEROUS OUT THERE FOR COPS,

TODAY IN THE WEST VILLAGE, THREEOFFICERS SHOT CHASING DOWN

THIS PEDOPHILE GUY. THE NYPD HASMADE HUGE RODES IN DIVERSITY.

THERE'S A LOT OF BLACK COPS NOW.

>> JON, HEY, HEY BLACK COPS CANBEAT UP BLACK PEOPLE, TOO.

LOOK, I'M NOT SAYING YOU SHOULD,BLACK COPS, JUST THAT YOU DO,

OK. SO, THIS ISN'T A WHITE/BLACKISSUE.

THIS IS A COP/BLACK ISSUE.

>> Jon: REALLY? SO DO YOUTHINK, WHAT IS IT,

SOMETHING ABOUT THE UNIFORM?

>> I DON'T KNOW. COULD BE, JON.I MEAN, I ONCE DRESSED AS A COP

FOR HALLOWEEN. BY THE END OF THENIGHT, I WAS CHOKING BROTHERS.

SO YEAH, I UNDERSTAND, IT'SDIFFICULT.

>> Jon: MAYBE, MAYBE CHANGE THECOSTUME TO CAPTAIN AMERICA.

THIS IN AN ADVANCE. THIS YEAR,YOU KNOW, MARVEL ANNOUNCED

CAPTAIN AMERICA IS NOWGOING TO BE BLACK.

THAT'S AN ADVANCE. THAT'S...

>> VERY NICE MARVEL. VERY NICE.

[APPLAUSE]>> Jon: YES...THAT SEEMS

SOMEWHAT SARCASTIC. GOLFCLAPPISH.

>> I KNOW.

SO THEY REALLY THINK A BLACKSUPERHERO IS GOING TO CHANGE

THINGS?

JON, YOU KNOW HE'S JUST GOING TOSPEND ALL HIS TIME ANSWERING

QUESTIONS ABOUT WHY YOU ALWAYSSEEMS TO SHOW UP AT CRIME

SCENES? NOT TO MENTION THEOUTFIT IS RED AND BLUE, HUH?

SO YOU'RE WITH THE BLOODS ANDTHE CRIPS.

>> Jon:, YEAH, IT WOULD BELIKE, IT'D BE LIKE, HEY,

HOW DID YOU AFFORD THAT SHIELD?

WHAT, DID YOU STEAL IT,HUBCAPTAIN AMERICA?

YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN? LIKESTEAL...

>> WOAH, WOAH, WOAH, HEY, JON, STEAL IT, COME ON.

>> Jon: BUT I THOUGHT WE WEREDOING A BIT ABOUT THE...

>> I'M JUST [BLEEPED] WITH YOU,JON. I MEAN,

AFTER ALL THESE YEARS, COMEON, YOU DON'T KNOW THAT?

>> LARRY WILMORE, EVERYONE.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

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