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Wednesday, December 3, 2003
Cunningham and Lawson on Hannity & Colmes

Bill Cunningham of 700 WLW and Ken Lawson, the attorney for Nathaniel Jones' family, appeared on Hannity and Colmes tonight.

First off, Cunningham and Lawson should never have been in the same room. They would clearly be on different sides of the argument and it just made it awkward that they were 3 inches apart.

Secondly, Cunningham really needs to lay off the fat issue a little. He seems to take glee in finding new ways to express how Jones was fat. Jones being overweight certainly is part of the issue but I think he's really doing a disservice to the "there was no excessive force" argument when he puts an inordinate amount of emphasis on the fat issue compared to the fact that he was hopped up on drugs, had a heart condition, and attacked police officers.

The guy had a heart condition, was on drugs that made him aggressive and aggravated the heart condition and he attacked police officers. The officers did what they had to do to subdue him. You don't need to go after the dead guy and harp on how he ate too many White Castles or Krispy Kremes, it doesn’t help make the case that the force used was justified and it just seems crass.

Posted by Rob Bernard on Wednesday, December 03, 2003 at 11:01 PM in Cincinnati
 
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