Fox News’ ‘The Five’ Have A Predictably Callous Discussion On LeBron’s ‘I Can’t Breathe’ Shirt
LeBron, KG, Derron Williams, Jarret Jack, Kyrie Irving and other Cavs and Nets players wore "I Can't Breathe" Eric Garner-protest shirts last night. Derrick Rose wore his two days ago. This confused some.
"I have been on ride alongs with the police, and people do make a lot of comments. 'Oh, you're breaking my arm, it hurts.' They say to get out of it," The Five's Kimberly Guilfoyle said without a shred of empathy.
"None of this would happen if you just let the police do their job and question you. You don't resist arrest. The man had some physical problems."
Others on panel were more understanding of why someone would wear a protest tee shirt to work.
"It was police brutality and nothing happened to the guy," Bob Beckel said.
"Why not express yourself?"
"I think there's good reason why...companies have policies that, whatever you do on your own time, exercising your first amendment right is allowed, we just ask you not to bring politics when you're at work," said Dana Perino, while at work talking politics.
At no point did anyone on the panel acknowledge the greater point of the Rams "Hands Up Don't Shoot" gesture, which was that police violence occurs disproportionately in black communities.
"They could have come out of the tunnel with hands up, the Trayvon hoodie," a human being on television said rather cavalierly.
"If you don't win the game, it doesn't matter."
Ironically, Black Lives Matter is the name of the movement spawned by the Michael Brown and Eric Garner Grand Jury rulings.
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