TREVOR Noah is known for his insightful and liberal political commentary.
The Daily Show host took to Twitter to share his thoughts on the police system in America.
What did Trevor Noah say about police in the US?
In the viral video, Trevor refers to the "a few bad apples" explanation that is often referenced when the police system is questioned.
Trevor ask the public :"Where are the good apples?"
"We're told time and time again, that these incidents that Black Americans are experiencing, are because of bad apples, right? There are bad apples and these police departments who are doing these things."
Trevor challenges that excuse asking: "My question, though, is, where are the good apples? If we're meant to believe that the police system in America, the system of policing itself is not fundamentally broken, then we would need to see good apples."
He points out that: "We don't see a mass uprising of police saying, 'Let's root out these people. We 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 don't see that."
He goes on to clarify that he does believe there are good cops in the force but questions why they're not stopping the excessive force, racist interactions, and violent or deadly altercations that have plagued the country.
"I think there are many people who are good on the police force. That's why they join, because they want to do good. But I think [we don't see them] because they themselves know that if they do something, that's going against the system."
Trevor continues on blaming the police system as a whole: "The system is more powerful than any individual. The system in policing is doing exactly what it's meant to do in America. And that is to keep poor people in their place."
"Who happens to be the most poor in America? Black people. You monetize them, you imprison them, which monetizes them again. It's a system. It's not broken. It's working the way it's designed to work."
Referring back to the bad apples explanation he examines: "Once you realise that, I feel like you get to a place where you go, 'Oh, we're not dealing with bad apples. We're dealing with a rotten tree that happens to grow good apples. But for the most part, the tree that was planted is bearing the fruit that it was intended to.'"
What happened to Daunte Wright and Caron Nazario?
The debate between the Black Lives Matter movement and Blue Lives Matter came to a head in the summer of 2020 when the stories of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd sparked months of national protest.
More recently the stories of Daunte Wright and Caron Nazario have continued to fan the flames of the debate.
Daunte Wright, who was Black, was killed by a Brooklyn Center police officer during a traffic stop in Minnesota just 10 miles from where George Floyd was killed.
Police said Officer Kim Potter who fired the fatal shot intended to use a Taser, not a handgun.
Police Chief Tim Gannon described the shooting as an "accidental discharge".
Wright, died at the scene while his girlfriend – who was in the vehicle – also sustained injuries that were not life-threatening during the crash.
Body camera recordings shows Army Lieutenant Caron Nazario, who is Black and Latino, in his military uniform holding his hands in the air telling Windsor Police Department officers he was "honestly afraid to get out" of his car.
"Yea, you should be," one of the officers, Joe Gutierrez, replies.
When Nazario, who was cousins with Eric Garner,pulled over the police immediately drew their guns pointing them at him and then pepper-spraying him before he was able to get out of his vehicle.
At one point, Officer Gutierrez tells Nazario he was "fixin' to ride the lightening," a reference from the movie The Green Mile, which is about a black man facing the death penalty.
In his lawsuit against the officers the quote is explained as a death threat: "This is a colloquial expression for an execution, originating from glib reference to execution by the electric chair."
What are the latest updates in the Daunte Wright and Caron Nazario cases?
While Derek Chauvin's case is going on down the street, Kim Potter is set to appear in court on Thursday, April 15.
Potter was arrested and freed the same day of her arrest after posting a $100,000 bond.
She is being charged with second-degree manslaughter.
Nazario is suing the two Virginia police officers for excessive use of force.
The lawsuit, filed in early April states that Nazario's constitutional rights were violated, with his lawyer calling the incident a racially-biased violation of justice.
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