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Trevor Noah: 'It Seems Extremely Easy To Get Shot By Police In America.'

"The police officer's first defense is, 'But what about all the black people I haven't shot?'"

Trevor Noah wasn’t in a laughing mood on Wednesday night’s “Daily Show.”

The reason: Friday’s shooting of Terence Crutcher, an unarmed black man killed by a white female police officer in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

The shooting, one of three police killings of African Americans in the last week, made Noah, a native of South Africa, realize something about this country.

“It seems extremely easy to get shot by police in America,” he said. “Which is not right.”

Noah also noticed two things commonly happen after these types of shootings.

“When a white officer shoots a black person, the first accusation is racism,” he said. “The police officer’s first defense is, ‘But what about all the black people I haven’t shot?’”

 

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