‘BLACK IN AMERICA’: Former SNL star posts video of policeman kneeling on his neck

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American comedian Jay Pharoah stunned his fans by posting a video of a Los Angeles police officer kneeling on his neck.The former Saturday Night Live cast member reveals that he was stopped by police while jogging recently and one of the officers pinned him to the ground and placed his knee on his neck.

The Pharoah security camera footage posted on Friday is particularly hard to hit because he crashed less than three weeks after George Floyd was killed during a police arrest in Minnesota when a cop knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes.

The head of the police, Derek Chauvin, was charged with murder and manslaughter.

Pharoah shared the video on Instagram, saying: “I could easily have been an Arbery Ahmaud or a George Floyd.”

Arbery was shot dead by a group of armed white men in Georgia in February while jogging.

The comedian will open with his recent encounter with Los Angeles police during an appearance recorded on the US show The Talk, which airs Monday, explaining the four officers who arrested him told him he matched the description of a man they were looking for: “a black man with gray sweatpants and a gray shirt.”

In a clip of The Talk, obtained by Deadline, Pharoah said: “I see a gun from my device and I look and the officer is like, “Freeze! Get on the floor! And I’m like, ‘Oh snap…’ »

Pharoah said he was ordered to fall to the ground and “extend your arms like a plane.”

“Three other officers went up… He added. “The hot, corona is definitely something to worry about; the police didn’t have gloves, they didn’t have masks… When they put me in handcuffs, after they were all on me, an officer put his knee on my neck.

The police were informed that the suspect they were looking for had been apprehended and apologized to Pharoah, who ordered them to “take these handcuffs off me.”

The cartoon explained that the incident occurred in late April, adding: “I was just trying to exercise. It could easily have turned into another situation… And the point here is to be black in America, it’s just that to be black in America. Other people can’t level with the same fears I have. When we leave the house, we should not have to worry about going to the grocery store, getting gas, running down the street.

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