Thursday, August 21, 2014

Guest To Sean Hannity: 'I don't need your kind of education' on police brutality in Ferguson

Fox News host Sean Hannity attempted to "educate" Democratic committeewoman Patricia Bynes on police brutality Wednesday night by pointing out that she was not present when Michael Brown was shot by a white police officer on Aug. 9th.

"You were not there. So you don't know if this case is about police brutality, do you?" Hannity asked.

 "No, I do know that this case is about police brutality," Bynes said. "We're talking about excessive force here. There is no way that a young man that is unarmed should have two shots in his head. That's a little excessive. That's what we mean when we say police brutality."

Hannity said, "Let me educate you, committeewoman,"

 "No, I don't need your kind of education," Bynes shot back.

 "Let me educate you about the legal system in America," the Fox host interrupted. "You can try to talk over me, but let me tell you in our system of justice a person is innocent until proven guilty."

TPM reports:

 The rest of their roughly four minute exchange followed the same pattern of interruptions, with Bynes complaining that Hannity had cut her microphone off at one point because she challenged him. She then rolled her eyes when Hannity insisted she can't be sure whether Brown's shooting constituted police brutality.

 "Legally let me educate you again," Hannity said. "If [Brown] was charging at the police officer, the police officer, by law, that would be defined as justifiable use of force. You're aware of that, right, committeewoman?"

 "I'm very much aware of that," Bynes said. "But there's no way an unarmed man should have two shots in his head and four in his body. So you keep wanting to talk over the facts, but I think you need the education here."


 Sean Hannity advocated for the Bundy ranch militia and the welfare cowboy rancher in Nevada, in addition to supporting George Zimmerman so this is no surprise.