And no matter how the news shows it, using words like “disturbing” and “terrifying” and “graphic” to set the tone…..
It appears that Tyre Nichols coulda kept thing on a smoother path.
Apparently there is doubt as to the reason he was pulled over. But from that point, he escalated things.
Fought officers, ran away, got caught, fought some more. Then some more. Then cried for Momma when he got beaten down. Chances are, none of the beating would have happened if he hadn’t fought and run, and fought some more.
I cannot speak to the kicks after (or as it was happening, it is unclear) he was subdued after running…..But there is no doubt that running and fighting the arresting cops (enough that they asked for backup) did indeed escalate things.
Seems to be a pattern with some black males. Fight the cops, struggle, and then something happens. Most could be avoided if they’d not play the stupid games.
Not exonerating the police, mind you, but it seems that the arrestees make their situation much worse. There is a lesson there.
Having said the above, I gotta wonder why the media is pushing this so hard…. It isn’t election time where the DNC folks need to rile up their Negro voters….I mean, it is pretty early for that. I cannot help but feel that if this had been a white dude or a hispanic, they wouldn’t be publicizing this. Someone is pushing this, organizing the “Protests”….But when they need it, they can always find a black make wo ran from police, fought and escalated things such that it ended badly for them to use as a focal point . And Social Media and the “News” organizations can do a lot to rile up segments of our population with half truths and twisted and sensational reporting….see the Kenosha riots and how they treated Mr Rittenhouse, or painted George Floyd as all innocent….
I just wonder why they need an incident right now? What’s the end game?