Watch: Ferguson Mayor Repeatedly Refers To Michael Brown’s Body As ‘It’
The Mayor of Ferguson, Missouri, was called out by CNN host Chris Cuomo after he repeatedly referred to Michael Brown’s body as an “it.”
Mayor James Knowles (R) said in explanation of why the slain teenager’s body had been left on the street for so long, “The body was covered for a while, and so it wasn’t covered — it was uncovered for a while, and there was a lot of picture of that.” He continued to say. “But as soon as they got an ambulance there, they did cover it for a while. And then they put up the screens.”
“It was left out there for a while,” he said.
“And when you say it, you mean he,” Cuomo interrupted.
“Yeah,” Knowles responded, “I’m sorry. You’re right. The body. The gentleman.”
The Mayor has made some jaw dropping statements recently after the 18-year-old was gunned down by a police officer. For example, he claimed,”There’s not a racial divide in the city of Ferguson,” after protesters poured out into the streets after yet another shooting death of a black man.
H/T: Raw Story.