Niecy Nash reveals police 'pulled a taser' on her son, questioned him about whether he could afford his car

Niecy Nash
Niecy Nash
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  • Niecy Nash says her son had a taser pulled on him by the cops recently for not completely stopping at a stop sign.
  • The actress said in the wake of George Floyd's death she's unsure what to tell her son because even telling him to comply isn't enough.
  • The star has donated money, along with her fellow cast on her cop comedy Reno 911, to George Floyd's funeral.

(Warning: This article contains strong language)

Niecy Nash recently opened up in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter about how she's coping amid the pandemic and the ongoing protests in the US.

"I'm a fucking wreck," she said, before opening about the racial injustice in the US and how it has personally affected her family.

The Claws star said: "My son got stopped leaving my house last Sunday. And they pulled a taser on him for a rolling stop. And then proceeded to question him and ask him, 'You have on a T-Mobile shirt. Do you work there? Because if you do, how did you afford this car? Because this is a 2020.'

"They don't know if he was a manager. They don't know if he was an owner. They don't know if he had a rich mama. But what they probably felt like was. 'How did this young Black boy get a car that I don't even have?' And we fitting to make you suffer for it."

The actress revealed, in the wake of George Floyd's death, she, along with other cast members of her cop comedy Reno 911, donated $10 000 (R166 000) to toward the 46-year old's funeral.

"While I receive phone calls where people are saying, 'What can white people do? What can non-Black people do?' I'm trying to figure out what to tell my own son," she said during the interview. "I used to say, if you just comply, get home, and if there was a wrong that happened, we'll right it later. But now we watched a murder on national TV when George Floyd was murdered. I don't know because he complied. He was in handcuffs. He was on the ground with his hands behind his back. So I don't even know.

"People are calling me, asking me to tell them something. And I'm trying to figure out what to tell mine.

"It isn't the responsibility of the oppressed to tell the oppressor what to do and how to right the wrong."   

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