There’s nothing quite like an episode of “The View,” America: The incisive daily commentary of Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg, both of whom are eminently qualified to dissect and pronounce final judgment on any number of complex issues facing society, alone is a treat — but toss in a few Hollywood MENSA members along the way, and then the magic really happens; far more than the most intellectual among us are capable of grasping. But still, we try.
God knows we try.
Such was the case on Friday’s critically-acclaimed episode, when Yvette Nicole Brown, who has appeared on several Disney and Nickelodeon shows, stopped by to share her expert opinion on the police shooting of Daunte Wright in a Minneapolis suburb last week.
Co-host Meghan McCain — a Rhodes Scholar, compared to the previously mentioned co-hosts — asked Brown, a fellow gun-owner, how Brooklyn Center Police Officer Kim Potter could have mistaken her gun for a taser, saying she “didn’t buy it.”
(Commonly known as a “softball set-up question,” which is generally asked when the host already knows how the guest will respond [sarc].)
“Shockingly,” Brown agreed — and then some.
“Had it been me, had I pulled out a gun, pointed it at them, shot them and they died, would I be able to say it was an accident and everybody go, ‘No problem Yvette, you’re good.’ No.
“So, In my mind, if it would happen to me, I would get a murder charge. Sunny [black co-host Hostin], I know maybe I might not be right legally, maybe it had to be a manslaughter charge.
“I feel like the way they’re handling it, saying it’s just a little accident, and you know it’s no big deal. It’s why Black Lives Matter exist.”
So calm, cool, and collected. Sitting in a television station, shooting her mouth off, facing none of the stress or split-second decision-making which can often be the difference between life and death during police confrontations with agitated suspects.
At that point, noted law enforcement expert Joy Behar weighed in but in a surprising and uncharacteristically cogent manner (although, granted; it could have been a straw dog, intended to further set the table for Brown), asking why Potter had repeatedly warned, “taser, taser” before shooting 20-year-old Daunte Wright.
Au contraire, pronounced Brown. Office Potter, an exemplary 26-year veteran of the Brooklyn Center Police Department, was simply feigning a performance in an attempt to appear innocent when she shot Wright: “She was used to just saying what needs to be said to get off, should you kill a black person,” the actress proclaimed, with zero evidence.
“You know what Joy? I feel like it’s the same reason they say ‘why are you resisting?’ ‘Why are you resisting?’ I don’t think she was thinking about her um her camera — her body cam being on.
“I think she was used to just saying what needs to be said to get off, should you kill a black person! So she goes ‘taser, taser, taser.’ Then she can say, ‘Oh I don’t know, It was a gun? I don’t know.’
“I just feel like it was like, she was trying to get off. That’s what I think.”
Uh-huh. She “just felt like.” So she is given a national platform from which to spew completely unfounded garbage, without challenge. Yet, let James O’Keefe and Project Veritas expose CNN for what we already knew they were, or let the New York Post expose Joe Biden’s grifter son Hunter Biden? Suppression, censorship, and permanent bans.
Brown then had the
ball audacity to brag about what a role model she fancies herself.
“I’ve always felt since I started my career on a kid show, I was on “Drake and Josh” on Nickelodeon, I know that kids watch me. I don’t have a problem being a role model.
“I don’t have a problem being the kind of person that says maybe we should be kind or maybe we should look out for each other, maybe we should model love.
“So when I pick my roles, I try to make sure it’s one of those babies watching “Drake and Josh” can see and not be confused or concerned.
“I want them to be able to go that’s ‘Helen’ and I like what ‘Helen’ did this time… I just hope that I’m a light and a blessing and an asset everywhere I go.”
“I don’t have a problem spewing unfounded hateful nonsense in which I accuse respected police officers of being racist murderers, without a shred of evidence. You know why? Because I have an agenda. I have no problem at all with that. In fact, that’s exactly the kind of role model I want to be for the young kids of America.”
A “light and a blessing,” if there ever was one. Please.
You can read the transcript of the whole disgusting segment, here.
In a related post earlier in the week titled Can We Have an Honest Conversation About the Daunte Wright Shooting?, I wrote about the lack of a national dialogue aimed at driving home the point that all people — black, white, purple, green, polka-dot — who physically resist arrest and/or attempt to flee, inherently place themselves in a more volatile situation and therefore greater potential for harm than those who don’t. This is not rocket science.
I neither suggested that those who resist arrest “deserve” to be shot, nor that not resisting arrest is a panacea. Rather, it is simply not a smart thing to do. Aside from the “why is it always a black man?” crowd, the responses were overwhelmingly in agreement.
This has nothing to do with Yvette Nicole Brown, of course. She is simply a purposely uninformed mouthpiece on a mission.