Funny or Die never seemed a more appropriate name for this comedy sketch. Of course, they’re not the only ones™ making light of the fact that the rise of cell phone cameras has created a tsunami of police-gone-bad videos. Just today, huffingtonpost.com reported that Presidential candidate Ben Carson cracked a joke on that very subject . . .
Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson boasted of spending his childhood running away from police, “back in the days before they would shoot you.”
While recounting his childhood during a campaign event in New Hampshire on Wednesday, the neurosurgeon fondly recalled being chased by police and hopping over fences to escape them.
“Throwing rocks at cars, I really liked that. Sometimes, the police would come, always in unmarked cars. And, they’d be chasing us across the field, and they would think they trapped us,” he said. “Now, that was back in the days before they would shoot you.”
He paused and then added: “I’m just kidding! You know they wouldn’t do that.”