On his show, Cuomo Prime Time, CNN’s Chris Cuomo fired shots at White America when he got into details about police reform and police accountability for shooting innocent Black people.
Cuomo came to discuss how police reform could’ve impacted the shootings of people like Daunte Wright and Adam Toled and even got into details about the Derek Chauvin trial, reported Yahoo.
He said, “George Floyd, Daunte Wright. I wonder if you’ll remember their names six months from now.” “They’ll be replaced by so many others,” he added.
He’s absolutely right. This clip from @ChrisCuomo is a must watch. pic.twitter.com/FSJdUdjYgw
— Mike (@lIllImikelIllI) April 18, 2021
Cuomo then said that white people want to make Black people the problem, and that innocent Black victims bear the implication of guilt after they are killed by police.
He said, “Takes the onus off the idea that you’re wrong about policing needing to change.”
“Forget that police are trained to deal with non-compliance with force that is not lethal. Hey, comply or die.”
The CNN anchor then said that police reform would only happen when police violence impacted young white people in the same ways as Black people.
“I know when they’ll change,” he said when “white people’s kids start getting killed.”
“What is going on with these police? Maybe we shouldn’t even have police,” he sarcastically added. “That kind of mania, that kind of madness, that’ll be you. That’ll be the majority because it’s your people.”
Social media debated the statements Cuomo made. Some white folks were clearly in their feelings regarding his statement.
By far the stupidest thing I heard today so far. Other races kids have died by the hand of police too, it doesn’t make the news. Reform is always on the table but defunding and making them go away is not.
— Heidi (@hthib1990) April 18, 2021
Chris Cuomo: Police reform comes when “white people’s kids start getting killed”.
If CNN doesn’t fire this moron after this, they have no morals at all.
— RD (@real_defender) April 18, 2021
While some tried to argue Cuomo’s statistics, other’s fired back.
Interesting statistic you got there that shows that 1/3 of fatal shootings in 2021 were black victims when only 13% of the population is black. Seems like the numbers are a little disproportionate
— Stephen A. Harris (@StephenA_Harris) April 18, 2021
Here is the “controversial” statement @ChrisCuomo made: “Shootings, gun laws, access to weapons. Oh, I know when they’ll change. Your kids start getting killed, white people’s kids start getting killed.”
It has struck a nerve because it is 100% true. https://t.co/cgLOt0MCSV
— Amee Vanderpool (@mamasreallyrule) April 18, 2021
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Cuomo finally added that unity is what will lead to police reform.
“Us and them, us and them. There’s never a solution that doesn’t begin with we. We, the people.”