“The cops have every reason to be pissed off this morning, every reason in the world” exclaimed an angry Joe Scarborough on NBC’s “Morning Joe,” commenting on the Rams’ pre-grame “protest” yesterday in which the players put up their arms up in the “don’t shoot” position adopted by protesters in Ferguson, Mo.
“This was the final straw for me. I have sat here quietly and listened to BS being spewed all over this network and all over other networks,” Scarborough said.
Part of that was portrayal of Michael Brown by black activists and the liberal media as the “face of black oppression” in the Ferguson shooting that resulted in Brown’s death. Scarborough continued:
“There are so many great people to embrace as heroes in the black community, that deciding you’re going to embrace a guy that knocked over a convenience store and then, according to grand jury testimony, acted in ways that would get my children shot on Staten Island, or in Queens, or in Brooklyn, that’s your hero? That’s the reason you want to burn down black businesses that small business owners in Ferguson have worked their entire lives for? That’s why you want to block African-American commuters with five children going to work in the Bay Area and get them fired? Really? This is your mission in life?
This was the final straw for me. I have sat here quietly and listened to BS being spewed all over this network and all over other networks. I can’t take it anymore. If my child or your child knocked over a convenience store and then went down the middle of the street shouting profanities at a police officer — let’s just say in Staten Island, in Queens — and then went into the car and started punching the police officer and grabbing for his gun, he would probably be shot in the car.
Then, Scarborough put it to the NFL:
I expect the commissioner of the National Football League to suggest to the St. Louis Rams, to their owners, their coaches, their general manager and their players, that having players, before the start of a National Football League game, make a gesture that suggests that St. Louis police officers gun down young black men who have their arms in the air saying “hands up – don’t shoot” … I suggest you have some work to do … not just on Ray Rice to talk to those players because the cops have every reason in the world to be pissed off this morning, every reason in the world.”
Apologetic? Not really. Scarborough concluded with these words “trust me, 95 percent of America think just like me. Just because there are cowards who won’t say that on TV – that’s your problem, its not mine.”
It surely isn’t.