But, unfortunately isn't being listened to.
I had to see what could make 5 (count 'em, 5) black cops beat a black guy to death.
The Chiraq Sun-Times gives this account.
Tyre Nichols is pulled over by police for an alleged traffic violation after photographing a sunset, according to accounts his family would give later.
Memphis police say in a statement that officers attempted to stop a man for reckless driving on Jan. 7 and he was taken to a hospital in critical condition after two confrontations. The first description of what happened says one confrontation occurred when officers approached the vehicle and the suspect fled on foot. Officers pursued, and another confrontation occurred when they took him into custody, police said.
From what I gather, he also gave them some attitude.
Doesn't justify what the cops did, but he sure acted guilty. Hate to say it, but I think there's another shoe to drop.
UPDATE dee deet de deet de deet
Sixty is talking about possible gang affiliations in his post above.
Well, it just got stranger. Memphis is deactivating its SCORPION unit. Scorpion stands for “Street Crimes Operations to Restore Peace in our Neighborhoods”.The unit is composed of three teams of about 30 officers who target violent offenders in areas beset by high crime.
All 5 of the cops involved in the beating were in the unit.
Either they were gang bangers or they just got tired of being nice.
Hate to say it, but I think there's another shoe to drop.
Another shoe is being dropped. There is no comfortable way to dismiss or unsee what went down took place between officers and suspect.
Elsewhere I read this comment* that captured essence: "You begin by demonizing your police, and you end by having your policing performed by demons... Black America is about to learn that lesson the hard way, I suspect. Much of this problem is down to the choices they've made, are making, and who will wind up exerting social control. Gang enforcers won't be any more kind or considerate; they just won't be in uniform.
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