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‘Where are the good apples?’: Trevor Noah asks why ‘good’ cops aren’t speaking out against racist violence

‘Where are the good apples?’: Trevor Noah asks why ‘good’ cops aren’t speaking out against racist violence

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‘Where are the good apples?’: Trevor Noah asks why ‘good’ cops aren’t speaking out against racist violence

'Where are the good apples?': Trevor Noah asks why 'good' cops aren't speaking out against racist violence

The U.S. is once again — or more accurately, still — wrestling with its inability to deal with the issue of police violence against Black peopleDaily Show host Trevor Noah, who as a biracial man hosting a late night current affairs comedy show has devoted a lot of time to making bleak jokes during deep dives into this issue, ditched his usual WFH studio setup for his phone camera on Wednesday night to share an exhausted, bemused question he’s been pondering.

“Where are the good apples?”

The refrain of “a few bad apples” is brought up constantly when a cop kills or injures a Black person. It’s part of a range of phrases deployed to suggest that there’s no systemic issue in policing in America, and it’s almost invariably shorn of the idiomatic context — you know, the part where those bad apples spread their rot to the whole barrel. Read more…

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