CNN host Don Lemon got a big chunk of Twitter very mad at him on Tuesday after he endorsed New York's reviled stop and frisk policies.
Speaking during his regular slot on the Tom Joyner show, Lemon said that police were not always very respectful of the people they stopped, but that tampering with the "formula that has reduced crime in New York City" could be very dangerous.
"The question is, would you rather be politically correct or safe and alive?" he concluded.
Well, that didn't go so well with people. There was even a hashtag created:
Don Lemon really taking every point he sees Black America agreeing on and arguing the opposite, loudly. Bc he thinks it makes him special
-- W.E.B.B.I.E DuBois (@fivefifths) November 5, 2013
Don Lemon has embraced a "Respectability-spewing, Victim-blaming" persona for TV, and is blatantly throwing black people under the bus.
-- Lauren Rankin (@laurenarankin) November 5, 2013