Trevor Noah of “The Daily Show” said policing in the United States doesn’t just consist of “bad apples” but is a “rotten tree” designed to exploit poor people.
After watching the footage of multiple police encounters when a “human being is being treated like trash,” Noah said he’s not convinced there are “good apples” willing to stand up to the law enforcement officers who use “chokeholds,” “excessive force,” and “violence in their words and their actions to the people they’re meant to be protecting and serving.”
“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,” Noah said. “And by the way, I’m not saying that there are no good policemen, don’t get me wrong. I’m asking where the good apples are, and what I mean by that is where are the cops who are stopping the cop from putting their knee on George Floyd’s neck?”