Comedian Chris Rock must have forgotten to check his facts when he told left-leaning newspaper The Guardian that police brutality “never happens to white kids” in America.
“It’s not that it’s gotten worse; it’s just that it’s part of the 24-hour news cycle,” Rock said of police brutality. “What’s weird is that it never happens to white kids. There’s no evidence that white youngsters are any less belligerent, you know?”
Somehow, Rock missed the constant flow of news from more right-leaning outlets on white kids getting arrested, even killed, when committing crimes.
The website killedbypolice.net, which tracks media reports of officer-involved deaths, reported that at least five young white men have been killed since the beginning of April.
On Wednesday, the day before Rock’s interview was published, 18-year-old David Johnson was shot by officers in Wake Forest, N.C., when he refused to drop a stolen handgun.
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