Niecy Nash is recounting her son’s tense interplay with the police.
The 50-year-old actress recently spoke with The Hollywood Reporter in regards to the civil unrest led to by the dying of George Floyd whereas in police custody.
When requested how she’s coping, the “Reno 911!” star replied, “I’m a f–king wreck.”
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In her dialogue, Nash revealed that her son was recently concerned in a site visitors cease the place police allegedly “pulled a taser on him.”
“My son got stopped leaving my house last Sunday. And they pulled a taser on him for a rolling stop,” she stated. “And then proceeded to question him and ask him, ‘You have on a T-Mobile shirt. Do you work there? Because if you do, how did you afford this car? Because this is a 2020.’ They don’t know if he was a manager. They don’t know if he was an owner. They don’t know if he had a rich mama.”
Nash went on to say she thinks that the police “probably felt” that they need to make her son, a “young black boy,” “suffer” for having a automotive that they do not have themselves.
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When reached for remark, the Los Angeles Police Division stated they’ve “no knowledge” of the incident.
Prior to now, Nash advised her son, Dominic, to “comply” with police as a result of he’d get house secure, however now, she feels issues have modified.
“I used to say, if you just comply, get home, and if there was a wrong that happened, we’ll right it later,” the star stated. “But now we watched a murder on national TV when George Floyd was murdered. I don’t know because he complied. He was in handcuffs. He was on the ground with his hands behind his back. So I don’t even know.”
Nash additionally spoke on the riots which have damaged out throughout the nation following the protests in favor of the Black Lives Matter motion.
“The people that are saying be peaceful, stay at peace? That was all Martin Luther King stood on and he was murdered anyway,” defined the “Claws” star. “‘Stay peaceful,’ stay peaceful in a country that has only taught you that you get what you want by uprising?”
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Nash continued, saying that “America is only America and belongs to white people because they stole it from the Indians. And then they stole black people from Africa and forced us into service for 400 years and then have the audacity to look at us and say, ‘Well, what can we do to fix it?'”
The actress defined that “it isn’t the responsibility of” the African-American group to clarify “how to right the wrong.”
“So my suggestion is you need to ask non-black people what they can do,” stated Nash. “Are they fighting for equal pay? When they come on these sets, are they making people feel welcome? How are they moving in these scripts and when they look at how people are depicted?”
Moreover, she added: “Don’t call one more black person and ask them nothing about nothing. You call the white people and ask them what they could do because black people, by definition, can’t be racist because we’re not the ones in power.”
Nash, recognized for taking part in a police officer within the comedy “Reno 911,” stated that she and her castmates have come collectively to assist Floyd’s household.
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“For the cast of ‘Reno 911,’ we play bumbling cops on television but in real life, we got together as a cast and donated $10,000 toward George Floyd’s funeral,” she revealed. “It is important to know that even in our art, we have humanity.”