CNN's Lemon Likes 'Stop and Frisk': 'Would You Rather Be Politically Correct or Safe and Alive?'
CNN's Don Lemon is in hot water with his progressive followers on Twitter after he appeared to defend New York City's "stop-and-frisk" policy on the Tom Joyner Show. Lemon maintains that a more appropriate description of the controversial policy would be "stop-ASK-and-frisk":
If you question many people in New York City, even some black and Hispanic people they will tell you that on the surface they don’t really have an issue with stop-question-and-frisk. Not the idea of it, at least. Not if the controversial policy was conducted like the occasional, random airport screening.
Lemon raised the issue of "stop-and-frisk" while providing his take on Tuesday's New York City mayoral campaign. Lemon called it “one of the most important races in the world” because of the anti-crime policy:
Whatever the mayor here decides will be reflected in your city, reflected in your crime rate, and in your economy. So the question is: would you rather be politically correct or safe and alive? That’s the real issue facing the citizens of New York and, pretty soon, ultimately you.
Lefty-Tweeters didn't like Lemon's take: