Don Lemon decided to show his a*s (again) and, in turn, got it handed to him by former federal prosecutor Sunny Hostin on CNN Tonight.
The two were discussing the incident at Columbia, S.C.’s Spring Valley High School.
We’ve all seen the horrendous video and everyone pretty much agrees that the officer used excessive force — except for Don Lemon. He suggested that people need to “know more before passing judgement,” and Sunny wasn’t having it..
“We don’t know what happened. You weren’t sitting in the room, Sunny. You don’t know if she wasn’t standing up. You do need to know more, and as a prosecutor, you should want to know more,” Don argued.
Sunny broke it down according to the law, arguing that despite what occurred prior the level of force displayed wasn’t necessary due to the fact the student remained seated while she was assaulted.
Don tried to speak up, but Sunny continued to shut him down.
“The law provides that the standard here is whether or not the officer has to use this type of force. Whether it’s reasonable and necessary to somehow secure discipline in the school,” she said. ‘The bottom line is, Don, this is a young girl. This is a girl in school. There is no justification for using that kind [of force]. Whether or not that force is justifiable is the issue, and the force is not justifiable. She is sitting there, she is not resisting, she is sitting there in a chair. That is unreasonable force, that is excessive force, and it’s assault.”
For the record, the officer responsible has been fired.
Watch the confrontation below.