- Trevor Noah has spoken out about police standards when it comes to arresting white people in America
- He said that Jacob Blake was treated completely different than 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse
- The recent shooting of Jacob Blake has reignited tensions in America between the police and the African American community
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Trevor Noah has expressed his anger and disbelief at the clear and separate standards American police use when arresting white people.
The comedian was serious when he spoke about the recent arrest of 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse, an alleged shooter who killed Black Lives Matte protestors in the American city of Kenosha last week.
“While what happened during those shootings was tragic, what happened afterwards is illuminating. It made me wonder why some people get shot seven times in the back and other people are treated like human beings and taken into custody with no bullets in their bodies.”
He said that the police treated white people differently.
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“How come Jacob Blake was seen as a deadly threat for a theoretical gun that he didn’t have and might try to commit a crime with, but this gunman who was armed and had already shot people and showed he was a threat to people was shot the next day and treated like a human being whose life matters.”
Jacob Blake was shot six times by police in the bak earlier this week when he was attempting to break up a fight between two women. He is in serious condition in the hospital.
Rittenhouse was at the protest and alleged shot on protestor and another one was shot when he was attacked by a mob.
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Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that Trevor Noah has applauded Joe Biden's decision to name US senator Kamala Harris as his running mate in the much-talked-about US elections.
During his show, The Daily Show, Trevor weighed in on Biden's decision and pointed out that the moment was historic for woman of colour.
"Congratulations to Kamala Harris. She is now the first black woman on a major party ticket, which is a great moment for her and for America."
In other news, Trevor Noah is stinking rich. The South African-born The Daily Show host recently left fans in utter shock when he was pictured wearing a watch worth a whopping R3.9 million.
An Instagram page known as Insane Luxury Life shared a snap of the comedian wearing a Richard Mille RM11-03 Automatic Flyback Chronograph in rose gold and titanium. According to the page, the watch is worth around $230,000 (R3.98m).
Noah is no stranger to throwing around his dollars. He has previously been spotted wearing a Rolex GMT-Master II worth over R20 0000, a Rolex Submariner worth over R100,000 and a Patek Philippe Nautilus in rose gold for just over R1m.
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