Greg Gutfeld, host of the Fox News Channel’s “The Five” and “Red Eye” argued that the death of Eric Garner was a “grim picture” of “the nanny state crushing the individual” on Thursday.
Gutfeld argued that comparing Garner’s case to the Michael Brown case was inaccurate, and that “it’s really not about cops versus blacks, but government versus citizens. The nanny state crushing the individual. The grand jury might have screwed up, the tape paints a grim picture, but who knows.”
He added, “the cop wouldn’t have approached Garner if the law didn’t make him. I don’t believe for a moment that any man, even a cop, wants to wrestle a 350 pound man over a single damn cigarette…policing is a series a tough spots requiring sensitive and constant assessment. So, why make it worse with idiotic, stupid laws?
Gutfeld concluded “unnecessary laws have consequences and in this case that consequence was death.”
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