District Attorney Blasts Jon Stewart – Tells Him to Get His Facts Straight On Race Hoax (Video)
San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos slammed Jon Stewart for a recent bogus sketch about racist police officers.
Dante Parker was trying to break into a home when confronted by police.
Stewart suggested that Dante Parker’s death, a criminal on PCP who was tased not shot to death, was somehow a reckless police attack. The female police officer was fighting for her life when she tasered the criminal.
The LA Times reported:
The San Bernardino County district attorney is pushing back at comedian Jon Stewart for suggesting that the death of a black Victorville man was comparable to the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown at the hands of police.
Dist. Atty. Mike Ramos said in a video statement that Stewart was “so wrong” about the facts surrounding the death of 36-year-old Dante Parker in August.
On his Comedy Central program “The Daily Show” on Monday, Stewart included Parker and San Bernardino County in a list of deadly, “isolated” police shootings.
Stewart said, “The point of these shootings are clearly not a manifestation of systemic inequality and mistrust between the African American community and the somehow always justified police American community, but these are merely an unending, bizarrely similar series of isolated incidents.”
“But if there is nothing to justify the anger and protest in these communities than why would so many individuals around the country spend their precious hard-earned pre-Christmas sale stampeding time protesting an nonexistent problem,” he added.
But in a YouTube video posted Wednesday, Ramos said that Parker wasn’t shot, he was shocked with a Taser by a sheriff’s deputy.
A female deputy was “fighting for her life” when the Taser was used on Parker, Ramos said. Parker eventually became unresponsive and was rushed to a local hospital, where he died.
The Riverside County coroner’s office determined that Parker died as a result of acute PCP intoxication and that he had a significant case of hypertensive cardiovascular disease from high blood pressure.
The only thing similar in the deaths of Eric Garner, Michael Brown and Dante Parker was that all three were involved in criminal acts.