Richard Pryor, Dec 1, 1940 – December 10, 2005

*News Flash: Cops placing civilians in a choke hold is nothing new. But you probably know that. And apparently, choke holds are not exclusive to black folks…or even adults. But we’ll get to that in a minute.

Two days from now (December 10) will mark the 9-year anniversary of the death of one of the world’s most prolific comedians: Richard Pryor. Where has the time gone? And real diehards know the man called it as he saw it – and spared no vocal expense when it came to putting cops on blast about anything, especially choke holds. Thanks to Shadow and Act, I was reminded of this video and think it is apropos in light of recent events.

In the first of two different videos below, Pryor does a segment of his act on cops and their penchant for putting black folks especially (you know he doesn’t use that term) in the now infamous “chokehold.

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