Phoenix Cops’ Extreme Response to Shoplifting Caught on Tape | The Daily Show

  • Published on Jun 18, 2019
  • Phoenix police threatened to shoot a couple in front of their young kids over an allegedly shoplifted doll in an unsettling but not uncommon abuse of power.
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  • Ebby C
    Ebby C 9 hours ago +1

    Thank you Trevor, for slowing down towards the end, to reflect the gravity of the situation. I don't know if a non-black person can empathise with this, but when I look at that woman, standing there with her two children, confronted with guns, I think, that could be me, that could be me, ....and the tears start flowing.
    Thank god I wasn't born in America.

  • Alicat Gtz
    Alicat Gtz 21 hour ago

    This disgusts me, how dare they call themselves police? I hope the family wins that case because that is just beyond insane that this is a norm. THAT should be considered unamerican.

  • sin marf
    sin marf 22 hours ago +1

    Sounds about white

  • Anyone want a cheese burger No seriously do you

    Do research they reacted like this because there was a 911 call saying someone stole something then ran it was also said that they may have a weapon now if someone said there may be a gun on some one coming to your show With a gun you might be a little on edge and those “civilians” could have died if the guys really did have guns and they went to pulled guns and shots were fired then those civilians would have been shot

  • J-M T.
    J-M T. Day ago

    👏👏👏Bravo for bringing this to as many people's attention as possible!! 🙏🏼 🌻 I'm sure way too many people have been /are being arrested for these cop's BS, LIES, BRUTALITY, ETC.

  • Ryan
    Ryan Day ago

    Cops are such pussies these days

    LXXMD XCVI Day ago

    Shut up you are South African.
    Your opinions are invalid.

  • Serial Thrilla
    Serial Thrilla Day ago

    Holy hell, those cops are fscking rabid. They should all be fired, fined, and never allowed to be in any law enforcement.

  • Hernan Salazar
    Hernan Salazar Day ago

    I have a degree un Criminal Justice but I work as a salesman because I can't be part of this corruption and violation of human rights. They need to be accountable

  • Max
    Max Day ago

    I thought it was un ethical for a officer to curse.

  • Amechi Okoloafor

    I hope they get the whole 10 million .

  • Greta Trimble
    Greta Trimble 2 days ago

    Trevor: Phoenix, Arizona.
    Me: oh god what did we do this time

  • Funky Babazozo
    Funky Babazozo 2 days ago

    Phoenix is one of the best places in the world to live. Trevor lives up Hillary's ass.

  • Eddie Mack
    Eddie Mack 2 days ago

    Is this a comedy show or a drama? Nobody laughed after the N.W.A. punchline... what the heck studio audience.

  • Nichole Diaz
    Nichole Diaz 2 days ago

    Wow that touches me. They spoke out

  • Nichole Diaz
    Nichole Diaz 2 days ago

    If black people spoke that way everyone would have a cow

  • SM Kuz
    SM Kuz 2 days ago

    LISTEN, however wrong the police were, the ACTUAL, FACTUAL , version of the situation is not being reported here, nor is the complete video of the situation! We never see the events leading up to the confrontation! Oh no, either unfilmed or edited the video only starts AFTER the initial confrontation! And of course it then tells a story of mistreatment , injustice, wronged by racism! Narrative supports the left's accusations that are never FACTUAL but farcical being spread and falsely proven by hearsay , or word of mouth! Gossip if you will! A CRIME , not matter how small, was committed and when adherence to the law was dismissed and refused by this family , the cops were then employed to enforce the law! Disregarding both the law and it's enforcers, this family of future thugs decided not to comply and attempted to flee like they did nothing wrong! After a small chase they were apprehended ! Oh yeah , besides the doll, the father stole an item or two also! Then when tracked down , they still were refusing to comply!

  • Heimana Braun-Ortega

    This is NOT the full story. In the report witch is not like linked in the description it says that the dad stole underwear from that same store and they fled from police. The dad also had a suspended license. When they finally caught up to the family in that parking lot the dad was fumbling around in the car where the police couldn’t see his hands. They drew their weapons getting ready for the worst and told him to put his hands up. He did and he complied and was fine. The mom wouldn’t put her hands up because she had her kids in her hands. She could’ve put them down and put her hands up. The police were not completely in the right too, they could’ve been more calm and professional. But still. You guys gotta do your research before coming to a conclusion just from watching a biased video on TheXvid.

    • Tom Yeo
      Tom Yeo Day ago

      I don't know what the circumstances were but there's no reason for that behavior. The people fear the police and they seem to relish it. Innocent until proven guilty. Benefit of the doubt. Of course no white person who provided a description was ever mistaken about the suspects appearance. You know that those people all look the same. Come on dude stop drinking the Kool aid

  • Juan Estrada
    Juan Estrada 2 days ago

    F*ck you APD

  • WeedT0aster
    WeedT0aster 3 days ago

    as much as I stand on the other side politically yet I enjoy every video of trevor, but this one is off the record, there is a big story behind this, the story is not " cops respond to a 4 year old who took a barbie doll without paying" do your research before covering or commenting on such subjects because you guys are making the cops weaker and weaker and more ashamed for no reason, of course there is bad cops ( the very minority of the force ) but what about the good cops, stop being a bunch of fucking fruitcakes and snowflakes and grow some balls.

  • Obi Wan Kenobi
    Obi Wan Kenobi 3 days ago +1

    1. as a citizen, i am the boss of those cops. my taxes pay for their salary. just a reminder.

    2. those million dollar settlements arent the happy ending. that settlement is paid for by taxes, that now will be missing in another much needed department.

    • Toma T
      Toma T 6 hours ago

      that's why police departments should not let all these imbeciles play around ... but I guess smart ppl just have better things to do than be cops

  • Michael Ntho
    Michael Ntho 3 days ago

    Criminals wearing police uniform.

  • Dave DiMattei
    Dave DiMattei 4 days ago +1

    a lot of times it's embarrassing to be american and to be white. i miss the time living in europe.

  • Drhanh SA
    Drhanh SA 4 days ago

    Cops now days are ignorant. Good cops wont put bad cops in jail so they are as bad as the bad ones. So there is no such thing as a good cop. And u are right about everything I said about that incident.

  • CoCO Jinx
    CoCO Jinx 4 days ago

    Guess what, and they are going to get away with it.

  • Lp Liverpool
    Lp Liverpool 4 days ago

    You should really do some research before you speak it's alot more that happened then just this.

  • hireshi-azu
    hireshi-azu 4 days ago

    This is what happens when you put bald, obese, middle aged men through a 3 months training course.
    In Europe each and every one of these officers would not only had been fired, they would most likely have been given at *best* a suspended sentence themselves.

    Lucky porkchops.

  • yw s
    yw s 4 days ago

    this situation is perfect reasonable,
    if that black girl is robbing a bank.
    not a barbie doll

  • valérie eyebe
    valérie eyebe 4 days ago

    WTF is wrong with this people ????

  • Russell Stone
    Russell Stone 5 days ago

    Why is there not one person in Authority say something, I know the government sees this, local and federal agencies.

  • Hilal Yendork
    Hilal Yendork 5 days ago

    Police thugs.......

  • FooeyMcgooey
    FooeyMcgooey 5 days ago

    4:52 - 5:11 is an eye opener to some people because they have no idea what cops can really do. So many people have been wrongfully accused all because of a police statement. I'm so glad the citizens recorded this.

  • Justine Harper
    Justine Harper 5 days ago

    Cops should have to wear body cams turned on at all times

  • Kemal Mustafa
    Kemal Mustafa 5 days ago

    $10 million for that!!😆😅😄😃😂Cha Ching!

    • FooeyMcgooey
      FooeyMcgooey 5 days ago

      If only they did their job, this lawsuit wouldn't happen.

  • just me
    just me 5 days ago

    Cops being extremely racist and overly aggressive to black people? Who would have guessed. Those kids are going to be traumatized for life.

  • Creole Manya
    Creole Manya 5 days ago

    Buy a share of that store and fire whoever called the police with that settlement money

  • Angelique Vaughn
    Angelique Vaughn 5 days ago

    I’m so happy they weren’t shot, but so angry they ever had to fear for their lives

  • Jules Vules
    Jules Vules 5 days ago

    I feel so sorry for black people in America. Its like they're second class citizens all their lives or something.

  • David Rogers
    David Rogers 6 days ago +1

    It’s the unions that protect thugs like these from being fired.

  • PVZ Sucka
    PVZ Sucka 6 days ago

    I went to school with Trevor Noah. I caught him sucking a guy off in a bathroom stall

    • Maxwellf Zubane
      Maxwellf Zubane 5 days ago

      k thanks for letting us knw ,u can sit down now 😏

  • Darrin Hartford
    Darrin Hartford 6 days ago

    New video shows the father shoplifting as well. He also has prior felonies for assaulting two police officers. What a stand up family.

    • catali33
      catali33 6 days ago

      People don’t aim guns at men who molest and rape children. So tell me white boy why should anyone die in the name of stuff that cost less than pennies to make. Stealing is not a punishable by death. It’s no wonder the lines are being drawn black and white.

  • Cosmo Kramer
    Cosmo Kramer 6 days ago

    Trevor noah is a lying piece of shit.

  • Adamu Idris
    Adamu Idris 6 days ago

    Did you know that the most hurtful of all is that to be harrassed by the peoples who were meant to protect you from such kind of bullying, threatening, harrassment, whatever you named it.
    Badge guys are turning bad boys (Guys)
    The level of incarceration in #USA is always increasing madly, That's what USA government should concentrate on instead of trying to wage trade with China, war with Iran, proxy war in middle east, unseating a governments in Colombia, Venezuela, Nigeria, etc, using or helping Saudi Arabia's Terrorism strategy, projects, and exports the CIA, FBI experts training ISIS FIGHTERS, TALIBANS. Al Qaeda, Boko Haram, Al Shabaab, and so many other Terrorists groups.
    USA of today should helps Americans starts Small businesses, Entrepreneurs like the Chinese government focus on, not selling Weapons to SAUDI ARABIA knows that they are using them destroying Syria, Yamen etc.

    American government are changing their purposes for their own businesses, peoples, friends, and turning to something much EVIL and Dangerous to Democracy, politics, & Capitalism in general.
    American government should be Hope for those that lost their jobs, don't even have Hopes, or felt demotivated..
    That's the American dreams, & we all wanted.

  • Yolanda Dery
    Yolanda Dery 6 days ago

    I would sue the officers, and if they couldn't pay it, I'd make them sell their belongings to pay me off including pay me support and pay for my legal fees. That's how you make them learn. Suing the departments isn't going to help anything. That's just a greedy attorney wanting to get paid because they will get half of that settlement. Kudos to the civilians recording it or else they would be in jail and their children in foster care.

  • Joe Smith
    Joe Smith 6 days ago

    "Film On" peoples!, lets catch All these currupt dirty coppers?!

  • Joe Smith
    Joe Smith 6 days ago

    Noting gonna change until maybe it (all this currupt policing across amurica) happens to more white people (and those related to these same dirty cops), just maybe things might start to change for the better, Huh?

  • Exonerate Fate
    Exonerate Fate 6 days ago +1

    This is police everywhere. Wanting to be a bigtime Souped Weapons And Tactical officer or militia men or hitmen. Did you see how his fat ass stumbled for cover ?!? He almost discharged a firearm wobbling his fat ass behind a pillar! MAKES ME FUCKIN SICK THIS IS NOT A FUCKIN WARZONE BUT THE POLICE WOULD LOVE IT TO BE!!!!

  • Johnny Poppyseed
    Johnny Poppyseed 6 days ago


  • Neil Moncherry
    Neil Moncherry 6 days ago

    What has happened to police in America? We are hearing misconduct like this on a daily basis now. Who do you trust, if you cant trust law enforcement?

  • Michelle Wyatt
    Michelle Wyatt 6 days ago

    Bless you Trevor.... How many people have been illegally arrested and everyone thought the cop was telling the truth.....

  • Benzo
    Benzo 7 days ago

    Somehow the shoplifters always come out the victims.This liberals never bring up the part where they shouldn’t be shoplifting but only talk about the cops being to aggressive.

  • Robert
    Robert 7 days ago

    It's almost as if police had absolutely no training at all.

  • Makena Simani
    Makena Simani 7 days ago

    Watching this crushes my soul, really disheartening

  • Nico Nesta
    Nico Nesta 7 days ago +4

    To us living in Western Europe, this is shocking. So happy with our police.

  • Jennifer Lambright
    Jennifer Lambright 7 days ago

    What a disgrace! Talking and acting like that in front of the children...they should be fired.
    Cops don't need to go in like hit men on a call about a 4yr old girl.....

  • Tim Travasos
    Tim Travasos 8 days ago

    The gorilla is a clear commentary on the NBA. And, yes, white people there would prefer no blacks in their community.

  • Deeq Adan
    Deeq Adan 8 days ago

    Fuck America sucks

  • taxiuniversum
    taxiuniversum 8 days ago

    You know who‘s gonna pay the ten million dollars? The taxpayer. None of these psychos in uniform will pay one single penny.

  • taxiuniversum
    taxiuniversum 8 days ago

    Notice the deadly silent audience.
    Criticizing the police - still a taboo in America.
    Glad Trevor is brave enough to do it nonetheless.

    • S S
      S S 7 days ago

      Far from Taboo

  • Jack Mehoff
    Jack Mehoff 8 days ago

    Hahaha,10 million dollar lawsuit?, you were stealing shit, I just wish I could cut the arms off a POS theif

    • jenni steel
      jenni steel 7 days ago

      A 4 yr old girl took a dollar store Barbie! Hardly a reason to go after anybody the way those police did. If u have a family I hope they are on high alert and if you don't, please never have children! What a dick!

  • Jim-8
    Jim-8 8 days ago

    Well said Trevor. 👍🏾

  • Davidandrew S
    Davidandrew S 9 days ago

    Welcome to america. Land of the control freaks

  • Jeffrey Wells
    Jeffrey Wells 9 days ago

    It has been a long time since I assumed any police report was totally accurate and without spin and outright lies.

  • Zan Pink
    Zan Pink 9 days ago

    I hope the by standers get some of that money. Without them they all might’ve been dead.

  • Sparkles Daily
    Sparkles Daily 9 days ago

    THESE frickin bass-terds should be

  • Sci The Comedist
    Sci The Comedist 10 days ago


    MrLOBOVIEJO 10 days ago

    Why the black people dont follow rules? Why all the time they are provoking the police violence?

  • Lilly
    Lilly 10 days ago

    I really hope they get their money. I know it doesn't fix everything they just went through but it will help. Too bad it'll be coming out of the tax payers pocket and not the actual people responsible.

  • rafe one
    rafe one 10 days ago

    Now they crying cause they got kicked out of a Starbucks

  • Mind Blown
    Mind Blown 10 days ago

    First time I ever found out about the gorilla, I thought. " Man... that's the most racist innuendo I've ever seen."

  • Carlo Mikhail Reid
    Carlo Mikhail Reid 10 days ago

    south african police wouldnt even have showed up

  • James s
    James s 10 days ago

    That's what happens when a society condones lawlessness and puts illegals criminals that lied to come to this country on their police force! You let corruption walk into your country and then act supprised when things like this start happening?

  • Seetiyan
    Seetiyan 10 days ago

    That's freaking depressing. It's barbaric and embarrassing. These cops have never gotten out of the Stone Age.

  • b223100
    b223100 11 days ago

    Make sure you have all the facts before you post false shit. All network news is for lemmings. Including this crap!

  • Xo xO
    Xo xO 11 days ago

    Where are all the blue lives matters folks???

  • Jabulani Ndlovu
    Jabulani Ndlovu 11 days ago

    white people will never love black people.

  • Stylish Maman
    Stylish Maman 11 days ago

    I watch his videos cause they make me laugh but actually this one made me cry... sad sad sad

  • Michael Williamson
    Michael Williamson 11 days ago

    To ASSUME......making ASS outta U and ME.

  • Michael Williamson
    Michael Williamson 11 days ago

    Where is the watch commander? Or an experienced officer to diffuse the situation? No wonder officers in England don't carry guns.

  • Michael Williamson
    Michael Williamson 11 days ago

    Bust sum CAPS!?!? Over a 4 year old and a dollar doll. No wonder people don't feel safe in Starbucks anymore.

  • Keneti
    Keneti 12 days ago

    Donut operator did a video on this incident.most of this video is leaving lots of info. Btw I think both sides were in the wrong here.

  • I am
    I am 12 days ago

    Do policemen have drug problem?

  • Luis Deleon
    Luis Deleon 12 days ago

    Im sad im sick im crying that little girl will always fear cops and to make things worse you're right trevor they were lucky if no one was filming they would've shot them all dead and said that the little girls were holding ak47s and were afraid of them

  • Bryan Leue
    Bryan Leue 12 days ago

    "When I file reports, what's right's what I write"
    El-P and Killer Mike, "Don't get captured"

  • An Illusion
    An Illusion 12 days ago

    Just dropped in to say "you suck" to mr. Noah. Must be a millennial thing as to why you're still on the air.

  • Anna Whittlestone
    Anna Whittlestone 12 days ago

    These poor kids must be traumatised for the rest of their lives! Just like their mum and dad. This is inacceptible. I hope Americans manage to improve this situation.

  • Luz Santos Rodriguez
    Luz Santos Rodriguez 12 days ago

    Good for him.

  • Michael Smith
    Michael Smith 12 days ago

    I don't agree with the cops words or actions, but can you really blame them? How many times do they stop a Black person and get shot, just because they are cops? Assholes like you and the other media outlets want to make all the cops out as bad guys and pretty much tell people to shoot them or harm them in some way. I'm sure that the parents knew that their little girl took the doll without paying for it but went on their business like it was no big deal. That tells me a lot about the parents and what they are teaching their kids. If you want it take it, it doesn't matter. We don't have to pay for stuff. A lot of you armchair cops, including you Trevor, want to tell the police how to do their job but don't have the balls to actually go out there and do it. If it bothers you so much, then go take the training, put on the uniform and go show them how to do it. Go look up the cop protestor who went to a training course, where you have to decide whether to shoot or not. The guy failed miserably. He shot unarmed, he would've gotten himself and his partner killed when he froze up or thought talking it out would work. Not as easy as you think.

  • Richard Mayotte
    Richard Mayotte 12 days ago

    I bleed blue but officers acting like this is unacceptable on every single fucking level. These motherfuckers are acting like ghetto gunfighters of the 90s.

  • Victor Reyes
    Victor Reyes 12 days ago

    75% of law enforcement are bad guys! Its time to male law enforcement always have all cameras working or they lose their jobs! Simple and clear!

  • Ed ShopRag
    Ed ShopRag 12 days ago

    They better be looking for a FUCKING JOB. 10 mill? Maybe 10 mill per person! Still isn't enough I want their jobs

  • Justin Hackstadt
    Justin Hackstadt 13 days ago

    All police should strike. Let society tear itself apart. Maybe then police will finally get some recognition of what they do for us.

  • Keith Knight
    Keith Knight 13 days ago

    Another piece of shit late night mixed nuts host.go back to the uk

  • Jerry Mister
    Jerry Mister 13 days ago

    This shows all the more reason why there should be constitutional carry.

  • Joe Schmoe
    Joe Schmoe 13 days ago

    "To protect and serve" has nothing to do with people. It's the law that is meant to be protected and served.
    The only good cop is a dead cop. If there were any good cops, they wouldn't put up with their "brothers in blue" acting like this.

  • Dan
    Dan 13 days ago

    Your video/commentary/"news story" only adds to police hate. Yes the officers were out of line but there is always more to the story. Please do more research.

  • Mark Brick
    Mark Brick 13 days ago

    This breakdown of the video does a good job of looking at the inciden.

  • jabir bashir
    jabir bashir 13 days ago

    AMERICA what the fuck happened?

  • Jason Liansing
    Jason Liansing 13 days ago

    I think you are getting it wrong. Yeah its way too exessive police force inflicted on that family. But the girl did steal the doll. Don’t forget that. And what will happen if the girl got away with stealing and got a reward instead? Yeah. I think you guys know the answer. But what the police did was absolutely wrong.