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This "Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air" Clip Has Taken On New Meaning In The Wake Of Ferguson

This is eerily prescient.

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Tumblr users recently began to notice a striking similarity between a scene in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and the recent events surrounding the death of Mike Brown in Ferguson, Mo.

In the scene, Uncle Phil is seen telling Will's friend Jazz to "put [his] hands down" during an appearance in court, to which Jazz responds with hesitation because of a nearby officer.

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NBC / Via mvgl.tumblr.com
NBC / Via mvgl.tumblr.com
NBC / Via mvgl.tumblr.com

Brown was shot at least six times by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, according to a preliminary autopsy report.

Watch the entire scene, and episode that it came from, which originally aired over 20 years ago, here.

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