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Chris Cuomo says police and gun reform won’t happen until ‘white people’s kids start getting killed’

CHRIS Cuomo claims there will be no police or gun reform until 'white people's kids start getting killed'.

The CNN anchor, who once claimed to be "black on the inside", spoke directly to the whiteness of his audience as he offered his take in the wake of the deaths of Daunte Wright and Adam Toledo.

During his Cuomo Prime Time analysis show on Friday, Cuomo said: "Shootings, gun laws, access to weapons. Oh, I know when they’ll change, [When] your kids start getting killed. White people’s kids start getting killed."

The brother of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was criticized by some for his controversial statement. 

“They ARE getting killed. There just aren’t riots every time. And what about cops getting killed?” said New York Post columnist Miranda Devine on Twitter on Saturday. 

"Forget that police are trained to deal with non-compliance with force that is not lethal. Hey, comply or die," Cuomo said during his show on Friday.

"What’s going on with these police? Maybe we shouldn’t even have police." 

He was singing the theme song to the TV show “Good Times” and when he was asked how he knew the lyrics well, he responded “you know I’m black on the inside."

Mass protests erupted in streets across the the nation last week over the police killings of Toledo and Wright.

Protests demanding justice for Toledo and Wright have turned violent in different parts of the country as clashes broke out in Chicago, NYC, and Minnesota.

Thousands of people gathered peacefully across America to demonstrate against police on Friday, but as the night went on tensions grew.

Dozens of people were arrested and several injured following clashes between BLM protesters and cops.

Demonstrators gathered in Logan Square Park, Chicago, to demand justice for Adam Toledo, a 13-year-old who was shot dead by cops on March 29.

Many said they were protesting to demand police reform and Mayor Lori Lightfoot's resignation, claiming the current system does not work.

As the event came to an end at around 10pm, a small group of protesters began clashing with police officers.

Protests began across Chicago after bodycam footage of Toledo's death was released on Thursday.

Toledo was fatally shot in an alley after running from police around 2.30am on March 29.

Video footage clearly shows the teen putting his hands up before he was shot.

The arrest reports published by Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) indicated that the teen posed an "imminent threat of battery with a weapon" as pressure mounted for the footage to be shown.

The police report said Officer Eric Stillman shot Toledo for allegedly not following directions, running, using significant force likely to "cause death or great bodily harm," and being armed with a semi-automatic pistol.

Clashes also broke out at Brooklyn Center in Minneapolis where Daunte Wright, 20, was shot dead last Sunday.

Demonstrators demanded charges for ex-Minnesota cop Kimberly Potter who shot Wright.

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