A tearful D.L. Hughley appeared on CNN's New Day this morning, distraught over the killing of Philando Castile by police in the Twin Cities suburb of Falcon Heights, Minnesota. The case marks yet another high profile incident in a recent string of black people getting killed by police.
"I don't even go to sleep until my grown children come home at night," the comedian and political commentator told host Chris Cuomo. "I keep my clothes on—my wife will tell you—I keep my clothes on in case my children need me."
Hughley continued, crying: "I just do not understand. We love our children, we love our parents, we love our mothers, our fathers, they are brutalized and nobody says anything," he says.
Cuomo saw that Hughley's emotion was raw, and offered a few words in support. "I'm sorry to see you upset, but you you know what, it's an important conversation to have," he said.
"People can have these conversations all day long," Hughley responded. "People are dying and if we're comfortable with it, that is our moral failing, and that's who we are."
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Daniel Rivero is a producer/reporter for Fusion who focuses on police and justice issues. He also skateboards, does a bunch of arts related things on his off time, and likes Cuban coffee.