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Jon Stewart Got Serious While Discussing Eric Garner

"If comedy is tragedy plus time, I need more fucking time."

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On a segment of last night's The Daily Show, Jon Stewart got serious while discussing the grand jury decision not to indict a New York Police Department officer in the death of 43-year-old Eric Garner.


He then compared Garner's case to Michael Brown's in Ferguson, Missouri.

In Ferguson, Stewart said, there was at least conflicting witness testimony, conflicting forensics, and a specter of police self-defense.

"But here, there is none of that," he said. "The coroner called it a homicide. The guy's not acting threatening and we know that not through witness testimony or unreliable bystanders, but because we are fucking watching it."

Tasneem Nashrulla is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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