WATCH: Jon Stewart Nails Absurd Story of Mayor Supposedly Flashing Gang Signs
Jon Stewart took aim at the absurdity of "Pointergate" last night. In case you missed it, this was the breathlessly reported "news" story that Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges flashed a gang sign with a "known criminal" while participating in a voter drive effort.
What she actually did was point at the man while having their picture taken. Stewart couldn't help wonder what could have inspired such a nonsensical allegation from local law enforcement officials. Could it be that Hodges has made going after bad cops a priority in her administration?
Unfortunately, Stewart reported, this incident signals the need to once again update the voluminous list of "innocent things black people do that are suspicious."
The comedian proceeded to unfurl a Magna Carta length list. Already on there: Don't be a passenger in a car. Don't carry keys. Don't carry Skittles. Now add, don't point.