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Larry Wilmore's Nightly Show marks Ferguson's one-year anniversary

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Michael Brown was shot by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri, one year ago, sparking nationwide protests. On Tuesday’s Nightly Show, Larry Wilmore reflected on what’s changed in the time since — and, according to his segment honoring Brown and the anniversary of the protests, the answer is: not a lot.

“It’s crazy how time flies when you’re in a constant panic about getting shot by the cops,” he remarked before showing a clip of protests in Ferguson. 

He went on to show how some things have changed — notably the media’s coverage of the protests. In a clip that aired on Fox News, a police officer says, “There are too many people that have worked too hard — and I’m not talking about the police department, I’m talking about the people in our community. They’ve worked too hard for this to happen and be undermined.” Wilmore responded by saying, “A cop is saying the protesters weren’t the shooters? I guess there was a little progress. That’s not bad!”

Fox News didn’t get off that easy though: Wilmore also showed a clip from the network of a black police officer calling the Black Lives Matter movement “a big lie.” “I don’t know how you do it, Fox,” Wilmore said. “It’s like you keep these brothers in a room. ‘We need a black guy against Black Lives Matter! Yeah, a cop’s even better!'”

Watch the whole clip — which also includes a new segment titled Look How Far We’ve Come with Mike Yard — below.

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