A Woman Interjects When Colbert Comments On Gang Violence And Tells Him The Proper Way To Interrupt

Ever heard of a "violence interrupter"? Colbert gets an education on what that means and why it’s important from guest Ameena Matthews: ex-gang member, current violence interrupter, and all-around activist badass. Jump to 2:02 to see Ameena in action. Start at the beginning to peep her amazing thunderbolt earrings.

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Vauhxx Booker, a civil rights activist from Bloomington, Indiana, claims that a group of white men threatened to lynch him during an altercation on July 4 near Lake Monroe, but he was saved by onlookers who intervened.

Video taken during the incident shows he was held down by a group of men who pinned him to a tree in a wooded area. Booker says that while he was being held down, the men threatened to break his arms, repeatedly said "get a noose," and told his friends to leave the area.

The men later let him go after being confronted by onlookers who gathered at the scene.

The incident began, according to Booker, when he and his friends were making their way to the lake to see the lunar eclipse when a white man on an ATV told them they were trespassing. When Booker and his friends continued to walk to the lake, the man on the ATV and his friends allegedly shouted "white power" at them, which is when things turned violent.

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