In 2013, it was just another funny bit from comedians Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele. In 2020, it’s sobering reality.
And it’s even more hilarious, now, in the respect that it pretty much illustrates how the Looney Tunes Left thinks police officers should interact with suspects who ignore their commands.
The Comedy Central video, recently re-shared by PragerU, features Key as a police officer and Peele as a suspect, re-enacting an arrest in which it’s clear that the suspect has no intention of following any of the officer’s orders, as described by The Blaze.
The video shows an armed Key approaching Peele, who is standing next to a vehicle, demanding he back away from the car. Peele, though he has his hands up, defiantly inches toward the vehicle, apparently testing Key to see how far he can push him.
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“No!” Key shouts. “Don’t go near that car!”
Peele naturally does, so Key changes the trajectory of his demands: “Your butt better not hit that seat!”
When it’s clear that Peele — hands still raised in defense and butt firmly in the driver’s seat — won’t be following any of Key’s orders from this point forward, Key says, “Don’t you dare reach for that glove compartment!”
Peele naturally does, and pulls out a handgun and points it at Officer Key.
Key, clearly defeated at this point, surrenders, puts up his own hands, kneels down on the ground, and sets aside his service weapon.
Needless to say, Peele then drives away.
Although in 2020, he’d probably throw a brick at a “racist” Trump supporter, or a Molotov cocktail at a police station.
The video ends with a harsh 2020 reality: “Americans found this laughably absurd in 2013. Sadly, only some do now.”