A Washington Free Beacon report last week from our colleague Charles Lehman put data behind what we all know to be true: that the media harp on violence carried out by whites and downplay it when the perpetrator is black—or should we say “Black.”
That report went up on Thursday, the day after police arrested the black nationalist who gunned down 13 people in a Brooklyn subway station. His race—and his professed bigotry against whites and Jews—were either excluded from media reports entirely or described in an anodyne way. The New York Times described his “harshly bigoted views”—against whom, they could not say.
Then came the release of video from a police shooting in Grand Rapids, Mich., an incident with a white “perpetrator” and a black victim. Video shows 26-year-old Patrick Lyoya fleeing from the unidentified officer before grabbing for the officer’s taser. The two struggle on the ground before the officer fatally shoots Lyoya.
The incident became the subject of wall-to-wall news coverage, with the New York Times, the Washington Post, and CNN referring to Lyoya as an “unarmed Black man”—even though he had grabbed the cop’s taser.
Add to that the media’s uncritical promulgation of the grieving family’s claim that Lyoya was “killed like an animal” and family lawyer Benjamin Crump’s characterization of the incident as an “execution.” Crump pushed his claim on air with MSNBC’s racial agitator Al Sharpton, who is set to deliver the eulogy this week. It’s no wonder Michiganders spent the weekend protesting. (The press apparently doesn’t use pompous fact-checking clauses like “claimed without evidence” unless it’s former president Donald Trump or one of his allies who’s doing the talking.)
I watched the full video of the shooting and, due to the guy taking the video being either drunk or just a lousy videographer, I can’t tell what the circumstances of the actual shooting were. But one thing is absolutely clear: without resisting arrest and trying to wrest the officer’s taser from him, he’d still be alive.
Interested to find out what Lyoya was running from.
Yes, it will be interesting to see why the car he wanted to distance himself from so quickly had a set of plates that didn’t come back to it.
Was the car stolen.
Did he put the other plates on the car to try to thwart police looking for that stolen car?
Looks like Patrick Lyoya was assimilating into a particular portion of the American culture quite well:
For the media it is not important what crime or crimes a black individual may have committed, if he is killed by law enforcement using deadly force it is the fact that the individual is black that is important
Just another reason why Musk’s effort to buy and ostensibly reform twitter will not be allowed. Narrative crafting by the left is necessary to continue to create division in America.
Proving that the M.S. Media supports Gun Control and Confiscation and the fact that most all liberal journalists are leftists why should we be surprised at all?
At some point we have to ask ourselves: What is the Left’s goal in all this?
“Black leaders” seem to want to see more young black men fight cops and die.
Their goal seems to be getting resisting arrest decriminalized.
The left actually has decriminalized traffic stops that somehow “affect black people more” in Nevada and Seattle.
Baltimore decriminalized prostitution, drug possession, defecating in public, and a bunch of other “low level crimes,” because blacks might be affected more.
Now we have to ask WHY “black leaders” want these things.
And the answer is obvious.
They (and I mean the puppet masters like Hillary and Soros) need lots of useful idiots when the time comes to overthrow this government.
Their globalist, communist “paradise,” where they live in secure spendor while those allowed to survive (the aim is to eradicate about 5/6ths of our planet’s population) serve them as slaves.
Two words, Nan, power and control.
Why not? Do you really think Al Sharpton (tax dodger) or Jesse Jackson, Lawyer Crump and Louis Farrakhan really give one whit about some homie killed by another homie in the hood? No, they care about the fact that the earnings they make as race pimps are very, VERY lucrative. You know what they don’t have in common with MLK, Jr.? Dr. King was not rich and was truly a man of faith.
You see, “systemic” racism is a fallacy. It does not exist. But it is another example of the left’s ability to wordsmith to create an issue they can run on even if that issue is nonexistent. The biggest fear the left has is that black America is waking up and realizing that the only people who did better because black America voted for them were the ones elected, not the black electorate.
They prefer them to be killed by white cops. It works out better for their bottom line. That’s why they saturate the black community with the lie that all the police want to do is kill blacks. The “fight or flight” (or both) instinct kicks in whenever they are stopped even for the simplest of reasons.