Monday night on CNN, Breitbart’s Ben Shapiro debated Van Jones about the different way black and whites view the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed black man who was fatally shot by police officer Darren Wilson two weeks ago in Ferguson, MO.
Durning their discussion about a CBS-New York Times poll showing 57 percent blacks think the shooting of Michael Brown was unjustified while 18 percent of whites think the same Van Jones said the numbers did not surprise him because, “African-Americans have such a different experience with law enforcement. We’re jumping to conclusions about law enforcement because often law enforcement jumps to conclusions about African Americans and you’re seeing that in the data.”
Shapiro pointed to the price justice can pay because of the hostility between law enforcement and the black community saying, “I think the question as to whether justice will be served here very much depends on maybe some of the political motivations that people will play.”
“The problem when you have situation like this is that the pressure is so high, the fury is so great. the media coverage is so intense that it perverts the cases beyond what the facts may bear. I’ve said all along in this particular case, if it turns out the evidence shows the officer in question did what he is accused of having done, he shouldn’t just be tried and convicted, he should be on be on death row. Why don’t we wait until the process takes place before we start protesting,” he added.
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