The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore is a show on Comedy Central that is supposed to be all about the laughs, but the host got very serious on Wednesday night when he discussed the recent police killing of 37-year-old Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge earlier this week.
Despite the fact that both of the body cams being worn by the officers fell off, video footage was recorded by witnesses at the scene. Wilmore said that The Nightly Show staff was stunned when they saw the dramatic cellphone video that has since gone viral.
Thank god for fucking cellphones,” he said. “We would never even heard about incidents like this otherwise.
Wilmore then pointed out that the media was quick to crucify the victim of this fatal shooting for his past criminal record. However, this trend doesn’t seem to hold true across racial lines.
So what? Martha Stewart has a criminal record,” Wilmore continued. “I don’t remember her being executed in a convenience store parking lot. Maybe I missed it, but I feel like that wouldn’t made Huffington Post at least.”
Watch Larry Wilmore address the fatal police shooting of Alton Sterling here:
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