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Trevor Noah Has Some Tough Questions For CPD On Paul O'Neal's Shooting

By Stephen Gossett in Arts & Entertainment on Aug 12, 2016 2:34PM

The fatal police shooting of unarmed 18-year-old Paul O’Neal continues to be major news in Chicago. But as national news outlets stay focused on whatever latest blunder comes from perpetual-gaffe machine Donald Trump, the story has failed to gain the broader traction it deserves, argued Trevor Noah on Thursday night’s episode of The Daily Show.

In the six-minute clip, Noah transitions from all-things-Trump fixations to the shooting itself, particularly calling into question one aspect that Chicagoans know well: the suspicious fact that the body cam worn by the officer who fired the fatal shot failed to capture the actual shooting.

"The cameras got the whole thing, except the actual shooting? It's a little suspicious, right," Noah asks in the segment. "Why are the police only sloppy with evidence against them? If I run a red light, they've got three different camera angles and another with J.J. Abrams commentary track. Why does this keep happening with body cam videos?"

The segment's kicker, which tackles how officers seemingly confused themselves with their own gunfire, is particularly inspired.