Jon Stewart Ridicules St. Louis Police for Their Tasteless Comments on ‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot’
Earlier this week, members of the NFL’s St. Louis Rams took to the field making the "hands up, don’t shoot" gesture that has become an emblem of the Ferguson protests. Instead of allowing the players the right to display solidarity with the frustrated residents of their hometown, the St. Louis Police Association flipped out, demanding that the team apologize and the players involved be punished. The players’ actions, they said, were “tasteless, offensive and inflammatory.”
Jon Stewart mocked the police association’s stance in his opening segment, pointing out that unlike the protesters, local cops have absolutely no right to be upset.
“The St. Louis Police Association is angry and outraged to be caught in this hail of gestures,” he said, sarcastically. “And feels that the community won’t get past this tragic pantomime unless someone is held accountable. That’s the angle they’re going with.”
Watch the searing clip below.