CNN Host: National Guard Said ‘These N*****s, You Never Know What They’re Going To Do’
CNN host Don Lemon says that one of his producers reported that a member of the National Guard in Ferguson told them to get out because they’re white and they don’t know what “these n*****s” are going to do.
After covering Ferguson for days, Lemon appeared at a CNN town hall event to discuss the racial divide in the United States.
One member of the audience asked what safeguards the government can put into place to prevent officers from overreacting during routine stops.
Kevin Jackson of The Black Sphere replied, “If there’s a camera, he knows he’s got to check himself. And if you know an officer has a camera, you also have to check yourself.”
Lemon suggested that body cameras could also prevent a certain “type of person” from joining the police force in the first place.
“I’m just going to be honest with you,” Lemon said. “Last night, one of my producers said that they – I won’t say if it’s a he or a she because I don’t want to give anyone away – said that they came in contact with one of the members of the National Guard. And they said, ‘You want to get out of here because you’re white. Because these n-words, you know, you never know what they’re going to do.”
“True story,” Lemon added. “I kid you not. 2014, a member of the National Guard, and my producer doesn’t lie.”