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:
Don Lemon really taking every point he sees Black America agreeing on and arguing the opposite, loudly. Bc he thinks it makes him special
— W.E.B.B.I.E DuBois (@fivefifths) November 5, 2013
#DonLemonOn Don Lemon: Would you rather be acceptable to whites and get paid to hate yourself or be liked by the coloreds and get nothing?
— The Real Segun Idowu (@RevrendDoctor) November 5, 2013
Don Lemon on Bulimia : would you rather look great or be a big ole fatty?
— Desus (@desusnice) November 5, 2013
If I didn’t know any better, I’d think that Don Lemon was doing some sort of Andy Kaufman-esque performance art.
— HumanityCritic (@HumanityCritic) November 5, 2013
#donlemonon Civil Rights “Isn’t it better to be separate but equal?”
— M.J. (@MJ1point0) November 5, 2013
#donlemonon giving up your seat:would you rather walk or be grateful your even riding the bus
— Your Highness (@YaaSays) November 5, 2013