During Thursday’s “First Take” on ESPN, Stephen A. Smith discussed Seattle Seahawks star defensive end Michael Bennett’s claim he was racially profiled by the Las Vegas Police Department — which the department strongly denies.
Smith asked why black people in America get killed by police when they do something wrong while white people simply get arrested.
“[O]n far too many occasions we’ve seen situations where white folks do something and they get arrested. Black folks do something and they end up dead. Why is that the case for black men in America?”
Per Washington Post, 258 white people have been shot and killed by police in 2017 compared to 141 black people.
Smith’s co-host Max Kellerman then called on white star quarterbacks like Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady to “get involved” in speaking up in support of Michael Bennett.
— First Take (@FirstTake) September 7, 2017
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