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The Daily Show‘s host, Trevor Noah, addressed this week’s two killings of black men by police officers without totally putting down law enforcement.

Did you guys see the shooting that happened two days ago? Because don’t worry, if you missed it, there was another one yesterday,” his monologue began.

In the eight-minute clip the South African comedian goes on to explain that it is possible to be “pro-cop and pro-Black.”

You know the hardest part of having a conversation surrounding police shootings in America? It always feels like in America, it’s like, if you take a stand for something, you automatically are against something else. It’s such a strange world to be in. You shouldn’t have to choose between the police and the citizens that they are sworn to protect,” Noah said on his show Thursday night.

But with police shootings, it shouldn’t have to work that way,” he continued. “For instance, if you’re pro Black Lives Matter you’re assumed to be anti-police, and if you’re pro-police, then you surely hate Black people. When in reality, you can be pro-cop and pro-Plack, which is what we should all be,” Noah added as the crowd applauded.

The 32-year-old’s monologue came before the fatal police shootings in Dallas, Texas, which he later addressed on Twitter:

Watch Noah’s take on the recent streak of violence up top.

SOURCE: Huffington Post | IMAGE CREDIT: Getty, Twitter


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