Niecy Nash Says Police ‘Pulled a Taser’ on Her Son During a Traffic Stop

Niecy Nash is speaking out about her son’s personal experience with police brutality.

The actress revealed that her 28-year-old son Dominic had a taser pulled on him by officers after he was pulled over for a small traffic infraction.

“My son got stopped leaving my house last Sunday,” she shared with The Hollywood Reporter. “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.'”

She continued, “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 [are going] to make you suffer for it.”

“I’m trying to figure out what to tell my own son,” she added. “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,” she continued. “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.”

Niecy added it shouldn’t be the black community’s responsibility to teach people how to face racism.

“It isn’t the responsibility of the oppressed to tell the oppressor what to do and how to right the wrong. So my suggestion is you need to ask non-black people what they can do,” she said. “Don’t call one more black person and ask them nothing about nothing. You call the white people and ask them what they could do because black people, by definition, can’t be racist because we’re not the ones in power.”

What a disturbing and important story to tell. We love you, Niecy.