Larry Wilmore on Alton Sterling: “The Punishment for Being a Black Man Shouldn’t Be Death”

What does it say about police brutality against black people in America that, not long after the above segment on Alton Sterling’s death aired on The Nightly Show last night, there was already another story about a cop killing a black man making news headlines? “To be frank with you, we’re just tired of this shit happening and feel like we have to address it in some way,” Wilmore says. “Look guys, the punishment for resisting arrest shouldn’t be death. The punishment for selling bootleg CDs shouldn’t be death. The punishment for having a gun in an open-carry state shouldn’t be death. The punishment for being a black man shouldn’t be death.” Wilmore also makes an excellent point for those who don’t understand the Black Lives Matter movement: “If you really believe in ‘All Lives Matter’ then you should be out there protesting. Alton Sterling was a life, the loss of which should upset you.”

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