Larry Wilmore says black people must behave "like the Dowager Countess" to avoid police brutality
Larry Wilmore's segment on the mysterious death of 28-year-old African American woman Sandra Bland under police custody is straight and to the point.
The host of Comedy Central's "The Nightly Show" says black people in the United States are expected to act like a character out of a Victorian drama such as Dowager Countess of Downton Abbey, strategizing and assuming a passive role in order to avoid conflict.
In response to the officer's aggressive tone, Wilmore speculates that "Are you done’ isn’t how you finish something — ‘are you done’ is how you start something."
FACTS ABOUT POLICE BRUTALITY
In 2014, California took the lead as the state with the highest number of police killings.
According to Mapping Police Violence, out of all cases involving an officer killing an unarmed black person, zero were convicted.
Police in the United States kill an American citizen every eight hours. There have been 646 casualties of police brutality in 2015 so far.
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