Larry Wilmore Makes Joke About Ferguson Police, Gets Pulled Over (VIDEO)

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March 6, 2015 7:47 a.m.

“The Nightly Show” host Larry Wilmore announced on Thursday that the Department of Justice had found racism in Ferguson, Mo., noting that “they also found bear crap in the woods.”

“The Ferguson police go out of their way to arrest us,” Wilmore said. He rolled tape of Attorney General Eric Holder summing up the DOJ’s report on racial bias in Ferguson’s police department, including a piece about black residents charged under “manner of walking along roadway.”

“It reminds me of that old standup joke: white people walk like this,” he said, pretending to stroll down the street.

“But black people walk like this!” he said, but before he could even begin police sirens blared as blue and red lights flashed behind him.

Wilmore’s smile disappeared and his hands shot up.

“I’m doing a bit!” he shouted. “I’m doing a bit!”

Watch the clip:

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