Some of Chris Rock’s best comedic routines have been about how police officers interact with black men.
Take this bit that’s addressed to black people on “How not to get your ass kicked by the police.”
Like the best comedians, Rock speaks from personal experience.
On Monday, he posted this photo for his followers on Facebook and Twitter, along with the caption, “Stopped by the cops again wish me luck.”
It’s not the first time Rock’s been stopped by police and taken photos of those encounters. In fact, photographing his police stops has sorta become a thing. He did the same thing here, and here.
In total, Monday marked the third time in seven weeks that Rock has posted a photo of himself being pulled over by a police officer. It’s unclear, at this point, why he was pulled over or if he was ever arrested.
Rock’s point is clear: Racial profiling is endemic in many of America’s police departments. Take New York City, for instance. Black men make up more than 25 percent of the New York Police Department’s stops but comprise just under 2 percent of the city’s population.
As Emily Badger pointed out at the Washington Post late last year, it’s a problem that both the George W. Bush and Barack Obama administrations have tried—and failed—to address.