Don Lemon Defends Cop From Dem Outrage Machine: “We have to be fair, their job is to protect and serve every life on that scene”

Don Lemon and  Chris Cuomo went on CNN and shamed the outrage mob who rushed to judge a police officer involved in the shooting of a young girl with a knife. Sadly, the outrage mob included influential people like LeBron James and Joe Biden who spoke first and thought second.

“People are anguished watching another video like this, and I get it. But even in our anguish, we cannot abandon the responsibility we have to be fair,” Lemon said,

“And even while our hearts are hurting, we have to judge each incident based on what we see and the facts we know.

“They roll up on the scene. They see people tussling around. Someone has a knife, and their job is to protect and serve every life on that scene. 

“If they see someone who is in the process of taking a life, what is that decision, what decision do they have to make?

“The other person’s life was in imminent danger. 

“As you know, from the hostile environment training that we get on this job, and because of our proximity to law enforcement, that at a certain distance, a stabbing, a knife, can be much more lethal than a bullet. 

“Especially if you get stabbed in the artery in the temple, somewhere that you’re going to bleed out.”

“Tasers don’t always connect.

Cuomo asked why the parents didn’t step in, “What were they doing? Why didn’t he stop it? Why did the police have to come and control that situation?”

“A duty to use force to protect his own life or the life of another,” Cuomo said about the cop later.

Lemon asked, “Do you protect the life of the person trying to take the life, or do you protect the life of the person whose life is in imminent danger at that point?”

He then noted how fast everything happened and how quickly the officer had to make a decision.

Ted Cruz called out the fake outrage machine saying, “the left consistently goes after, attacks and demonizes police officers often before the facts are known, often before there is any evidence of what happened but their immediate reaction, whenever there is an incident, is that police officers is in the wrong.”

He said LeBron was irresponsible for sending out a tweet without getting all the facts, “And in this instance, ‘you’re next’ could certainly be interpreted by some, even, as a call for violence. I think it was a grossly irresponsible message for LeBron James to send out.”

“By any measure, it was a volatile situation,” the senator said. “The woman who was killed was wielding a knife, was violent, appeared to be threatening the [lives] of others. It may well be, on an investigation, that this police officer saved the life of a potential victim of a knife attack and we shouldn’t jump to conclusions.”

“The facts should be determined, but the left doesn’t care about the facts, they care about demonizing and attacking law enforcement and I think it’s wrong,” he said.