Some times comedy just writes itself. Back in 2000, Dave Chappelle took to the stage for his special ‘Killing Them Softly’. Out of the topics he discussed, Chappelle touched on race and police. While explaining police brutality he joked about the fear of living in too nice of a home that police may end up thinking he was an intruder. Well it looks as though Chappelle’s comedy on the matter wasn’t too far fetched. Earlier this week a black teen in North Carolina was attacked in his home after a nieghbor suspected him to be an intruder, The Daily Beast shares.
Police are under fire in North Carolina after they pepper-sprayed a black teenager in his own home after a neighbor mistook him for an intruder. On Monday afternoon, police showed up at 18-year-old DeShawn Currie’s house after a neighbor called 911 to report a break-in. “They was like, ‘Put your hands on the door,'” said DeShawn. “I was like, ‘For what? This is my house.’ I was like, ‘Why are y’all in here?'” DeShawn, a foster child in a white family, says he got into an argument with the police when they pointed at pictures of the family’s children on the mantle saying he didn’t belong there. During the argument, police pepper-sprayed him in the face. “He’s my baby boy just as much as my other three children are,” said his mom, Stacy Tyler.
14 years later and Chappelle’s humor on police brutality remains accurate. Check out his joke on the so called black intruder.