Sunday, January 29, 2023

Blaming Whitey, with No Whites Involved

The NY Times reports:
Tyre Nichols Beating Opens a Complex Conversation on Race and Policing

The five officers charged with the murder of the young Black man are also Black, complicating the anguish and efforts at police reform.

The killing of Tyre Nichols, a 29-year-old Black man in Memphis, at the hands of police has prompted outrage and condemnation from racial justice activists, police reform advocates and law enforcement officials, including the chief of the Memphis Police Department, a Black woman who lobbied for policing changes in the wake of George Floyd’s murder.

The fact that the five officers charged with Mr. Nichols’s murder are Black complicates the anguish.

They really want to blame this on White men, and on systemic racism. Just like George Floyd.

George Floyd died of a fentanyl overdose. The cops had no reason to believe that restraining him would kill him, and no one has ever died from such restraint before, so I doubt that it did.

The beating of Tyre Nichols looks bad, but the video did not look bad enough to kill him. I will wait for the autopsy for more info about the cause of death.

The Nichols story appears to be just Blacks be just Blacks beating up another Black. Nichols would have preferred to be arrested by White cops.

Here are some other headlines in today's NY Times:

Former President Trump amplified far-right accounts on Truth Social. Experts worry he will bring this approach to a wider audience on Facebook and Twitter.

Jury Awards $1 Million to Woman Who Was Told, ‘I Don’t Serve Black People’
Rose Wakefield was ignored by an attendant at a gas station in Beaverton, Ore., near Portland, as white customers who pulled in after her were served first, according to the lawsuit.

Leftists with opinions are "experts". Trump fans are "far-right".

That's a lot of money for a dubious story about slow service. The gas station claimed to have video surveillance evidence that she was lying.

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