Trevor Noah on police-involved shootings: "You shouldn't have to choose between the police and the citizens that they are sworn to protect"

"For some strange reason, when it comes to videos of police shootings, seeing isn't believing," he said


Brendan Gauthier
July 8, 2016 7:17PM (UTC)

"Daily Show" host Trevor Noah on Thursday addressed two police-involved shooting deaths of Alton Sterling (in Baton Rouge, Louisiana) and Philando Castile (in Falcon Heights, Minnesota) this week.

"The hardest part about having a conversation about police shootings in America," Noah said, is the polarity of the Blue vs. Black Lives Matter activism. "If you take a stand for something, you automatically are against something else ... but with police shootings, it shouldn't have to work that way ... You shouldn't have to choose between the police and the citizens that they are sworn to protect."

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"What makes these incidents even more painful is the fact that there are some people who don't even think that this police problem exists," he continued, noting his revelation while watching the 2014 viral video of a woman walking around New York City, getting catcalled repeatedly. "After I watched the video, I realized that there was a problem, because seeing is believing."

"And yet for some strange reason, when it comes to videos of police shootings, seeing isn't believing," he added. "When it comes to Bigfoot, people see one blurry video and people dedicate their lives to finding him."

Watch the full segment below:


Brendan Gauthier

Brendan Gauthier is a freelance writer.

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