Trevor Noah Visibly Upset as He Reacts to Newly Released Philando Castile Footage

Jeremy Belanger
Producer, Yahoo Entertainment

Noah said, “Forget race. Are we all watching the same video? The video where a law-abiding man followed the officer’s instructions to the letter of the law and was killed regardless. People watch that video and then voted to acquit?”

The host was visibly angered as he commented on Castile’s partner’s reaction in the immediate aftermath of the shooting. “‘You shot four bullets into him, sir.’ It’s f***ing mind blowing that Diamond Reynolds has just seen her boyfriend shot in front of her. She still has the presence of mind to be deferential to the policeman. In that moment, the cop has panicked, but, clearly, black people never forget their training.”

Noah went on to argue that there was little reason to claim the officer’s actions were in self-defense and added what he thinks will be the lasting effect of the verdict. He said, “Because what they’re basically saying is in America, it is officially reasonable to be afraid of a person just because they are black.”

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