In a raw, emotional monologue, The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah seemed deflated as he questioned policing in America and why there aren’t more police officers who take a stand against the so-called bad cops.
“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 and by the way, I’m not saying there are no good policemen, don’t get me wrong. I’m asking where the good apples are. What I mean by that is where are the cops who are stopping the cop from putting their knee on George Floyd’s neck? Because there’s not one cop at that scene.”
“We don’t see them not because there are no good people on the police force, I think there are many people, that’s why they join because they want to do good, but I think it’s because they themselves know if they do something they are going against the system. The system is more powerful than any individual. The system in policing is doing exactly what it’s supposed 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.”
Watch what else he said above.