Five Officers and a Gentleman

  • Aired:  07/28/14
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The NYPD arrests a man in a Spider-Man costume after he punches a cop in the face in Times Square, but Batman thinks that there's more to this case than meets the eye. (4:19)

>> Jon: HEY EVERYBODY.

WELCOME.

WELCOME TO "THE DAILY SHOW."

MY NAME IS JON STEWART.

TONIGHT'S GUEST, SONIA NAZARIO,AUTHOR OF THE BOOK, "ENRIQUE'S

JOURNEY," IT'S ABOUT A YOUNGHONDURAN BOY'S ATTEMPT TO COME

TO AMERICA AND FINDHIS MOTHER, AND NOT AS THE TITLE

MIGHT LEAD DO YOU BELIEVE,AN INSPIRING TALE OF

ENRIQUE IGLESIAS'SBATTLE TO ACCEPT THE

MOLE THAT WAS ON HIS FACE ANDOBVIOUSLY I DON'T WANT TO GIVE

AWAY THE ENDING, BUT HE HAS ITREMOVED.

[LAUGHTER]BUT FIRST, OVER THE PAST FEW

YEARS, NEW YORK CITY HAS DONE ANAWFUL LOT TO CLEAN UP TIMES

SQUARE.

YOU BEEN DOWN TO TIMES SQUARE?

IT IS NOT THE ROMANTIC JUNKIEHAUNTED, CRACK INFESTED,

BEHOOKERED PLAYGROUND WE ALLLOVE.

GONE ARE THE DAYS YOU GOT TOWORRY ABOUT SOME MASKED STRANGER

DEMANDING THAT YOU HAND OVER ALLYOUR MONEY.

WELL, ALMOST.

>> 25-YEAR-OLD JUNIOR BISHOPDRESSED AS SPIDER-MAN TOOK A

PHOTO WITH TWO PEOPLE.

AND WHEN THE COUPLE ATTEMPTED TOGIVE THE MAN $1, BISHOP SAID HE

ONLY TAKES $5, $10 AND $20s.

A POLICE OFFICER OVERHEARD THECONVERSATION AND STEPPED IN,

TELLING THE COUPLE THEY CANDONATE WHATEVER THEY WANT.

THE OFFICER ASKED FOR BISHOP'SI.D.

BUT HE SAID HE DIDN'T HAVE ANI.D.

>> Jon: [WHISPERING]: HIS REALNAME'S PETER PARKER,

P-A-R-K-ER.

HE LIVES WITH HIS AUNT INQUEENS.

[LAUGHTER]AND IT'S HIS FAULT UNCLE BEN

DIED.

[AUDIENCE REACTS]IT WAS HIS FAULT!

SPIDER-MAN'S EGOTISM CAUSEDTHAT.

HE WASN'T SPIDER-MAN AT THETIME.

HE WAS PETER PARKER AND HEDIDN'T REALIZE WITH GREAT POWER

COMES GREAT RESPONSIBILITY,BUT AT THE TIME HE DIDN'T HAVE

GREAT POWER BUT HE [BLEEP] UNCLEBEN.

NOBODY CAN TELL ME ANYDIFFERENT.

[LAUGHTER]ANYWAY, SOMETHING TELLS ME THIS

LITTLE THING HERE IS NOT GOINGTO END WELL.

>> THE OFFICER TOLD BISHOP HEWAS GOING TO PLACE HIM UNDER

ARREST. AND THAT'SWHEN POLICE SAY BISHOP

PUNCHED THE OFFICER IN THEFACE.

[AUDIENCE REACTS]>> Jon: WITH GREAT POWER COMES

LACK OF IMPULSE CONTROL.

[LAUGHTER]I GUESS THE REAL QUESTION

EVERYBODY HAS IN THIS SITUATIONIS: DID BATMAN THINK THAT THE

POLICE WERE JUSTIFIED?

>> LOOK WHAT HAPPENED IN THESTATEN ISLAND.

SOMEBODY GET CHOKED JUST LIKETHAT.

YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN? HE COULDGET CHOKED FOR THAT.

YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN?

[LAUGHTER]>> Jon: BRUCE!

BRUCE!

WE CAN SEE YOUR FACE, BRUCE.

[LAUGHTER]OF COURSE, THE INCIDENT BATMAN

IS REFERENCING WAS AN INCIDENTWHERE POLICE GOT OUT OF CONTROL

IN STATEN ISLAND.

IT WAS A TRAGIC CASE OF ERICGARNER.

>> ERIC GARNER IS THE STATENISLAND MAN WHO DIED IN POLICE

CUSTODY AFTER AN ALLEGEDCHOKEHOLD.

>> MR. GARNER WAS ALLEGEDLYSELLING WHAT'S CALLED IN NEW

YORK CITY LOOSIES, CIGARETTES,UNTAXED CIGARETTES AT

75 CENTS APIECE.

>> Jon: SURE, THAT'S HOW ITSTARTS.

BUT THE NEXT THING YOU KNOW,THAT GUY'S SELLING GUM ONE STICK

AT A TIME AND PRINGLES BY THECHIP.

[LAUGHTER]PRINGLES SINGLES OR SPRINGLES,

AS THEY'RE KNOWN ON THE STREET.

WELL, WE CAN AT LEAST HOPE ERICGARNER'S SENSELESS DEATH MARKS

THE END OF EXCESSIVE FORCE BYPOLICE.

>> THE NEW YORK CITY POLICEDEPARTMENT SAYS UP TO 1,000

REPORTS OF SUSPECTS BEING PLACEDIN ILLEGAL CHOKEHOLDS MAY NOW

HAVE TO BE REVIEWED.

>> NYPD OFFICIALS SAY THE ENTIREFORCE MAY HAVE TO BE RETRAINED.

>> Jon: OKAY, RETRAININGLESSON NUMBER ONE: THIS IS A

CAMERA PHONE.

WHEN THAT IS POINTED AT YOU,OFFICER, STOP STRANGLING THE

PERSON.

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