TREVOR Noah has blasted police online after claiming that cops are part of a “rotten tree” designed to “keeps black people out.”
Taking to Twitter, the Daily Show host said that it wasn’t just a case of a few “bad apples” but of a “fundamentally broken” system that exploits certain communities.
His comments follow a number of high profile incidents of Police brutality, involving George Floyd and more recently Daunte Wright and Caron Nazario.
On April 11, 2021, Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, was shot dead by a police officer during a traffic stop.
Similarly, Caron Nazario, who is Black and Latino, is seeking $1 million in compensatory damages after claiming two police officers pointed guns at him and pepper sprayed him.
Reacting to the footage of these multiple police encounters, Trevor has described humans as “being treated like trash,” adding that he’s not convinced there are enough “good apples” willing to stand up to law enforcement officers who use “chokeholds” and “excessive force.”
He said: “If we’re meant to believe that the police system in America is not fundamentally broken, then we would need to see good apples.”
“Where are the cops who are stopping the cop from putting their knee on George Floyd’s neck?”
Mr Noah had previously been vocal on related issues on his late night show, highlighting his belief that the police do not seem to have the same reaction to killings then when black communities do.
Yet, speaking to his 9.4 million Twitter followers, he added that he also doesn’t think the Police system itself is doing enough to prevent these deaths.
He said: “We don’t see a mass uprising of police saying ‘Let’s root out these people.”
“We also don’t see videos of police officers stopping the other cop from pushing an old man at a Black Lives Matter protest or from beating up a kid in the street with a baton. We just don’t see that.”
Noah is the host of Daily show, which is a satirical American show that also has its own YouTube channel.
The program is particularly popular among young people with an estimated 74% of regular viewers aged between 18 and 49, according to the Pew Research Centre.
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