- Comedy Central
After calling out the NRA’s lack of response to the fatal shooting of legal gun owner Philando Castile on Monday’s “The Daily Show,” host Trevor Noah continued to delve into Castile’s death in a segment Tuesday night, adding a personal account of his interactions with police as a black man in the United States.
Last week, the Minnesota cop who shot and killed Castile in July 2016 was acquitted of all charges.
Recently released and sickening dashcam footage of the shooting reveals Castile cooperating with a routine traffic stop and calmly informing the officer that he has a firearm. The officer then shoots Castile seven times, just over a minute after the traffic stop began.
In his segment, Noah discussed how Castile, a “model citizen,” was stopped 49 times by cops before he was fatally shot. The “Daily Show” host then admitted that he has been stopped by police “at least eight to ten times” since he started living in America six years ago – a fact he attributes to a “state racism” that he believes is ingrained in American police forces.
“Oftentimes in America, the conversation gets caught up in racism as it pertains to black and white,” Noah said. “But I don’t believe that that is the conversation… I believe that the police force is trained in such a way that it creates a state racism that’s different.”
Watch the segment below: